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Summer 2021 Everyone’s Business eBulletin out now!

Front page of the Summer 2021 MMHA eBulletinThe summer 2021 eBulletin is out now with all the latest from MMHA’s Everyone’s Business campaign and the UK perinatal mental health (PMH) community, including:

    1. The launch of MMHA’s new #MakeAllCareCount phase of campaigning
    2. Updates from the devolved nations
    3. Research into Black, Asian and minority ethnic women’s access to PMH care.

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Translations

All of our eBulletins since summer 2020 are also available in Welsh.

 

Spring 2021 Everyone’s Business eBulletin out now!

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The spring 2021 eBulletin is out now with all the latest from the MMHA’s Everyone’s Business campaign and perinatal mental health (PMH) community, including:

    1. Celebrating the rollout of Maternal Mental Health Hubs in England
    2. Reflections on the Government’s ‘Vision for the 1,001 Critical Days’
    3. New interim Mother and Baby unit in Wales
    4. Northern Ireland’s progress with PMH service development
    5. Next steps for the MMHA Everyone’s Business campaign

And much more…

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The latest from the Everyone’s Business campaign in Scotland

Guest blog by Everyone’s Business Scotland coordinator, Laura Bennison

A record-breaking election

The Scottish parliamentary elections on 6 May saw the highest turnout in its history, with 66% of the population casting their vote. The Scottish National Party has been handed a fresh five-year term in government at Holyrood, their fourth in a row.

We hope to continue our work with Clare Haughey MSP, pending Cabinet decisions. Continue reading The latest from the Everyone’s Business campaign in Scotland

New Mother and Baby Unit opens its doors to women and families in Wales

Uned Gobaith (‘Unit of Hope’) is now officially open for referrals. The new interim Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) in Swansea Bay University Health Board will provide specialist inpatient care to new and expectant mums who experience serious mental health problems. Continue reading New Mother and Baby Unit opens its doors to women and families in Wales

MMHA calls on the next Welsh Government to prioritise perinatal mental health

By Dr Sarah Witcombe-Hayes, Everyone’s Business Wales Coordinator

The next Senedd elections are less than 50 days away and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance want to ensure that perinatal mental health is firmly on the agenda.

On Thursday 6th May 2021, the people of Wales will elect members to the newly renamed Senedd Cymru – the Welsh Parliament. This historic election will be the first time that 16 and 17-year-olds have the opportunity to vote since the Senedd was established in 1999.

MMHA has used the strength of our collective voice to launch a Senedd Election Manifesto that calls on all political parties and candidates to prioritise maternal mental health and Turn the Map Green during the next Senedd term. Continue reading MMHA calls on the next Welsh Government to prioritise perinatal mental health

Funding approved for Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Health Minister, Robin Swann, has approved funding for the development of a new Perinatal Mental Health Delivery Model, including specialist multi-disciplinary perinatal mental health teams in each of the five trust areas. Continue reading Funding approved for Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services in Northern Ireland

Autumn 2020 eBulletin out now!

 

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The Everyone’s Business autumn 2020 eBulletin contains the latest from the Everyone’s Business Campaign and UK perinatal mental health (PMH) community.

This quarter, you’ll find updates on:

    1. MMHA and Centre for Mental Health’s COVID-19 rapid research review
    2. the continued impact of the pandemic on PMH and services
    3. MBRRACE-UK’s latest findings and why specialist PMH services are so important.

And much more…

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Scottish Government release latest Delivery Plan for perinatal and infant mental health

By Joanne Smith, Everyone’s Business Scotland Coordinator

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s (MMHA) Everyone’s Business campaign welcomes publication of the Scottish Government’s perinatal mental health delivery plan.

We commend the level of ambition, and ongoing commitment to strengthen and improve services across the pathway, including the third sector which has been a lifeline for many women and families, particularly during lock down. Continue reading Scottish Government release latest Delivery Plan for perinatal and infant mental health

Summer 2020 Everyone’s Business eBulletin out now!

 

Front cover of the MMHA Everyone's Business Summer 2020 eBulletin
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The Everyone’s Business summer 2020 eBulletin contains the latest from the Everyone’s Business Campaign and UK perinatal mental health (PMH) community.

The first half explores the impact COVID-19 has have on mums, families and the health professionals supporting them in the perinatal period. It includes information about:

  1. Our Plea to PLAN: campaign calls in light of the pandemic
  2. How MMHA members responded to the crisis and continue to provide mental health support to new and expectant mums
  3. A reminder that services across the pathway are open!

The second half focusses on important campaign developments, including exciting news from Northern Ireland, and our expert by experience champions articulate why they think specialist PMH services are more important than ever.

Please share widely among your networks! On Twitter, please tag @MMHAlliance and #EveryonesBusiness.

Also available in Welsh!

This eBulletin has been translated into Welsh to support campaigners working hard to make maternal mental health Everyone’s Business in Wales.

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