The Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s Chair Dr Alain Gregoire is to join BBC 5 live’s panel of experts at the UK’s biggest conversation about mums and mental health at an event at Blackpool Tower later this month (28 November, 1pm-3pm).
The 5 live’s Mum Takeover, officially supported by Netmums, Better Start Blackpool and Maternal Mental Health Alliance, will welcome well-known mothers who have spoken publicly about their own – sometimes difficult – experiences of having babies and being mums.
They will discuss a range of challenges faced by young mothers everywhere, looking at everything from post-natal depression and anxiety, to work/life balance and tackling loneliness.
Ex-Saturdays singer and TV presenter Rochelle Humes, DJ Neev Spencer and popular blogger and author Giovanna Fletcher will also be heading to Blackpool to take part and meet mums in the audience.
Mum Takeover supporters Netmums, the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and Better Start Blackpool will be represented on a panel of experts alongside a government representative. 5 live’s Anna Foster and Stacey Solomon will co-chair, and will take questions from the audience and from people getting in touch online.
The entire event will be live streamed via BBC Facebook accounts, and BBC 5 live will dip in and out of the day’s proceedings on air throughout the afternoon. The Mum Takeover will use the hashtag #mumtakeover, and 5 live hopes there will be plenty of discussion online.
Mums everywhere are invited to come along or join in online. Free tickets are available now via BBC Audiences.