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This year, Maternal Mental Health Week took place from 29th April – 5th May.

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is a week long campaign dedicated to talking about maternal mental health problems before, during and after pregnancy.

The week is all about:

  • Raising public and professional awareness of perinatal mental health problems
  • Advocating for women and families impacted
  • Changing attitudes
  • Helping people access the information, care and support they need to recover

At Home-Start Glasgow South, we provide support to families from pregnancy until the youngest child reaches 8 years old. We understand that the perinatal period (conception – 3 years) is incredibly important for baby/child’s development, and we are there to support new mums and dads through what sometimes can be a challenging period.

To mark maternal health awareness week, we provided Mum’s at each of our perinatal groups with affirmation cards to help them through the difficult days and included some of our partner agencies in which they can reach out to to source any additional support with maternal mental health. We also share some positive message on our social media channels, along with a story of a Mum who experienced post-natal depression and how the impact of support from the Home-Start Glasgow South team and Warm Places have helped to improve Mum’s mental health.

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For any more information on Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week and helpful resources, visit Maternal Mental Health Alliance website by clicking here.

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