The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is working with member Centre for Mental Health to explore the impact of COVID-19 on maternal mental health.
Funded by Comic Relief, we will be conducting a rapid evidence review of the impact of COVID-19 on maternal mental health and services, including the voluntary and community sector, across all four UK nations.
We will be exploring:
- What have been the greatest challenges for expectant mothers, mothers of young infants, their babies and partners over this period?
- Are there particular groups/cohorts of expectant mothers, mothers of young infants, their babies and partners who have experienced greater difficulty? And how are their needs being addressed (or not)?
- How have services from all sectors and across all four nations adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic, lockdown, and ongoing restrictions?
- Are there lessons on provision that have been learned from this challenging time?
- What have been the greatest challenges to good quality care over this period, and which have been overcome (and how) and which have not?
The deadline for submitting evidence has now passed.
The MMHA and Centre for Mental Health would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to attend an evidence-giving event and/or sent written documentation.
Your collective voices and knowledge from the ground are sure to make the report informative and impactful!
Centre for Mental Health is now hard at work reviewing the national data (where available and accessible), published literature, and evidence provided.
The report is due to be published in early 2021.
To learn more, visit the Centre for Mental Health’s website.