The Maternal Mental Health Alliance has recently responded to the NHS Long Term Plan, the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s 1001 Days Inquiry plus a specific response on how NHS services could better support fathers.
Alongside reinforcing our Everyone’s Business Campaign messages about the need for sustainable, high quality specialist services in all areas of the country, we also emphasise the importance of a range of effective services and joined-up pathways of care in each local area so that ALL women can get the right support at the right time, whatever their level of need.
The MMHA is also clear that services must engage with fathers, and that there must be support available for families where there are difficulties in the parent-infant relationship.
Our policy positions have been co-developed through ongoing discussion with our member organisations and women with lived experience. These policy submissions can be found in the Resource Hub.