The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Seebohm as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Laura brings a vast amount of experience from her 25 years in the statutory and voluntary sectors, most recently as Executive Director for External Affairs at Changing Lives. Her knowledge of policy at a local and national level, lived experience inclusion, and system change practice is sure to benefit MMHA’s work greatly.
Commenting on her appointment, Laura said:
“I am passionate about this role which brings together fundamental elements of my career and my longstanding respect for the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. The opportunity to impact maternal mental health care for women across the UK is a responsibility I embrace. Building on the impressive legacy of the founders, I will strive to serve the needs of women, and work with a diverse and inspirational membership and the Alliance’s many other stakeholders.”
Luciana Berger, Chair of the MMHA, said:
“We are really looking forward to welcoming Laura to the Maternal Mental Health Alliance early next year. Laura’s skilled leadership and deep policy knowledge will help the Alliance to do even more to ensure all women, babies and families in the UK have equal access to the perinatal mental health support they need to recover and thrive. The ongoing effects of the pandemic have taught us that this work is more critical than ever.”
Laura will take over from interim CEO, Justin Irwin, from February 2022. The Board thanks Justin for his leadership during this period of transition.