Resource Hub

Discover a wealth of resources designed to help you support women and families impacted by perinatal mental health problems. Whether you work in healthcare, local or national government we hope you find what you need.

We are in the process of updating the Hub, so if you have a resource to add or think something is missing, please email info@maternalmentalhealthalliance.org.

Maternal Mental Health: A Briefing for Integrated Care Systems

MMHA and Centre for Mental Health Pdf, 587.1kb

Published: July 2023

With recent changes to local health commissioning in England, it’s important that all integrated care systems understand the crucial role they have in ensuring every new and expectant mother receives the right mental health support at the right time, close to home.

Summary Briefing: The Maternal Mental Health Experiences of Young Mums

CYPMHC X MMHA Pdf, 781.6kb

Published: October 2023

Summary of the briefing from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance which explores the maternal mental health experiences of young mums aged 16-25.

Supporting High-Quality Perinatal Mental Health Care

Institute of Health Visiting Pdf, 2.3mb

Published: March 2023

A new resource to enable and inform high-quality, compassionate care for families impacted by perinatal mental health problems.

Supporting High-Quality Perinatal Mental Health Care: What does good look like?

Institute of Health Visiting Pdf, 1.2mb

Published: March 2023

This evidence review was collated following a desktop review by the Institute of Health Visiting. The review includes key publications, policy guidance, toolkits, research and reports of families’ and practitioners’ lived experience. The focus of the review is “what does high-quality perinatal mental health care look like” for women, birthing people and their families.

Ten Questions on Perinatal Mental Health

GPs Championing Perinatal Care Pdf

Published: September 2023

This document, written as a series of ten concise Q&As, was first written in 2015. It is for GPs and other staff who work in primary care or universal services.

The economic case for increasing access to treatment for women with common mental health problems during the perinatal period

MMHA Pdf, 1.4mb

Published: February 2022

Commissioned by the MMHA, this independent report presents evidence on the costs and economic consequences of different service options, focusing on evidence-based low-intensity treatment, if unmet common mental health problems are addressed within routine health services provided to women during the perinatal period.

The Maternal Mental Health Experiences of Young Mums

CYPMHC X MMHA Pdf, 1.7mb

Published: October 2023

This joint briefing by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition explores the maternal mental health experiences of young mums aged 16-25. We gathered first-hand insights from young mums and conducted a rapid review of relevant literature.

Transport and maternal mental health

None Pdf, 976.3kb

Published: February 2023

Many mothers rely on public transport as an essential means of accessing antenatal and postnatal appointments. This report, published by the Mental Health Foundation, looks at the modes of transport women and families rely on, whether their needs are being met, challenges or barriers to access, and opportunities for transport improvements.

2020 Map of Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Teams (Northern Ireland)

MMHA Pdf, 185.5kb

Published: May 2020

Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Services: Northern Ireland

2020 Map of Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Teams (Scotland)

MMHA Pdf, 782.4kb

Published: May 2020

Specialist Community Perinatal Mental Health Services: Scotland

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