The MMHA Summer 2023 eBulletin has all the latest news from our Everyone’s Business campaign and the UK perinatal mental health (PMH) community, including:
New maps of specialist PMH services showing the postcode lottery which women and families face to access care
Risks and opportunities in the devolved nations
A new resource to help local communities commission and maintain quality PMH services
New research from our members.
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See previous editions and Welsh translations here.
In our Spring 2022 eBulletin, we share the latest news from MMHA’s Everyone’s Business campaign and the perinatal mental health (PMH) community, including:
Important findings from new independent economic research, commissioned by the MMHA
Launch of the Amplifying Maternal Voices Project, in collaboration with MMHA member the Mental Health Foundation
PMH service developments from across the UK.
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Due to technical issues, the Welsh translation of this eBulletin has been delayed but will be available shortly, along with all editions published since summer 2020, here.
In January last year, the Minister for Health Robin Swann approved
funding for the development of specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services in each of Northern Ireland’s five Health and Social Care Trusts.
Since then, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has been working with Trusts to establish new multidisciplinary
community perinatal mental health teams, that will include a new stepped care model to ensure regional consistency. Continue reading Update on the rollout of specialist perinatal mental health services in Northern Ireland
WSA Community Consultants and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) publish the results of an independent five-year evaluation of the MMHA’s campaigning work. The report, titled ‘ Turning the Map Green: Evaluating the Everyone’s Business Campaign 2016–2021’, provides a broad, objective view of the MMHA’s efforts, using robust evidence* to measure the Campaign’s impact. Continue reading Independent evaluation highlights impact of the MMHA’s Everyone’s Business Campaign over past five years
The 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:
The launch of MMHA’s new
#MakeAllCareCount phase of campaigning Updates from the devolved nations
Research into Black, Asian and minority ethnic women’s access to PMH care.
Please help us keep PMH and the needs of women and families in the spotlight by sharing the eBulletin with those in your network.
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All of our eBulletins since summer 2020 are
also available in Welsh.
Guest blog by Everyone’s Business Wales coordinator, Dr Sarah Witcombe-Hayes
Senedd elections took place on the 6 th May, and Welsh Labour are back leading Welsh Government, having won half (30) of the Welsh Parliament’s 60 seats. Continue reading An update from the Everyone’s Business campaign in Wales
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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:
Celebrating the rollout of Maternal Mental Health Hubs in England
Reflections on the Government’s ‘Vision for the 1,001 Critical Days’
New interim Mother and Baby unit in Wales
Northern Ireland’s progress with PMH service development
Next steps for the MMHA Everyone’s Business campaign
And much more…
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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
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
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 6
th 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