Next week marks Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems before, during and after pregnancy.
It’s been organised by The Perinatal Mental Health Partnership, under the theme, Together in A Changing World. It is taking place from 1_ 7 May.
The week will provide a supportive platform to reassure families and signpost them to important resources and safe support, which is what people need at a time of most need.
The Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service (PPIMHS) at North East London NHS Foundation Trust offers specialist healthcare to support and care for pregnant and post-natal women who experience mental illness.
The NELFT service is accessed on referral and assessment and treatment includes advice on medication during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, as well as home visits to get help from other services such as children’s centres.
Each day this week, activities will focus on a particular topic, around maternal mental health to raise public and professional awareness of perinatal mental health problems, advocate for women and families affected by it, change attitudes, and help people access the information, care, and support they need, to recover.
To get involved, visit the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership website.