The Mums and Babies in Mind project supports local leaders in four areas of England (Blackpool, Southend, Haringey and Gloucestershire) to improve care and quality of life for mums with mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year of life, and their babies. We capture and share the work we do to inform and inspire those who commission and provide services across the UK.
We use the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance to support and motivate those who commission and provide services in Southend, Blackpool, Haringey and Gloucestershire. In each area we aim to identify the barriers to service improvement, and to inform and support effective solutions. This will result in good quality, evidence-based care pathways including information, support and treatment, at the right time, for all mums who need it.
We capture the work we do and share our learning through online tools and communications that inform and inspire those who commission and provide services across the UK.
The improvement of local services will lead to better care and outcomes for women who experience perinatal mental health problems in the four areas each year, and their babies. Over time the project will accelerate improvements for more and more women and babies across the country.
Lead Organisation: Mental Health Foundation
Sally Hogg Strategic Lead, Mums and Babies in Mind SHogg@mentalhealth.org.uk