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.
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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.
Think piece by Joanne Smith, Everyone’s Business Scotland Coordinator
On World Maternal Mental Health Day, the time is right to reflect on the progress made in Scotland to protectpregnant women, new mums and their babies during theperinatal period.
While there have beenencouraging signs of progressfollowing the establishment of the perinatal managed clinical network and the perinatal and infant mental health programme board, the levels of specialist provision still falls short in most parts of the country, meaning right now, women and families still face a postcode lottery.
“We in Northern Ireland urgently request the commitment of investment and ring-fencing of funds required to ensure women, babies, families and communities get the care and support they need and deserve.” – Consensus Statement on the improvement of Perinatal Mental Health services in Northern Ireland
Despite the stalemate in Stormont, all political parties in Northern Ireland have co-signed a ground-breaking Consensus Statement, drafted as part of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance Everyone’s Business campaign, committing to close the gap in specialist mental health provision for women during pregnancy and the first year after giving birth.