We’re proud to be supporting Perinatal Mental Health Partnership’s (PMHP) Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week – a weeklong campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby.
The theme for this year is ‘Journeys to Recovery’ and each day of the campaign will focus on a specific topic. Our Mental Health Practitioners from our 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Service in Cheshire East have produced a number of Q&A videos around each of this year’s topics:
• Monday 3 May – What is maternal mental health?
• Tuesday 4 May – Reaching out for support
• Wednesday 5 May – Global perinatal positivity pot
• Thursday 6 May – Looking you and yours
• Friday 7 May – Your journeys to recovery & paternal mental health
If you live in Cheshire East and need some support please call our 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Team on:
- Crewe 0300 123 4576
- Nantwich 0300 123 4919
- Macclesfield 0300 123 0755
- Knutsford and Poynton and Wimslow 0300 123 4263
- Sandbach, Middlewich and Alsager 0300 123 4787
If you live in Wirral and need some support please call our 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Team on 0151 514 0219.
Remember the 24 hour 7 days a week Mental Health Crisis Line: 0800 145 6485
Q& A sessions
As well as the Q&A videos there are a number of online sessions that you can get involved in via the PMHP Facebook page @PerinatalMHPartnershipUK. These sessions will provide information and reassurance to families and signpost them to vital resources and safe support which is what people need most at this time. They will show how medications, various therapies and alternative approaches such as art / craft therapy and Mindfulness can be used to create differing Journeys to Recovery.
Monday 3 May, 2pm – maternal mental health and the Muslim community
Join the team along with The Lantern Initiative and member Farah. They will be educating and raising awareness of mental health in the Muslim Community and empower communities to seek support.
Tuesday 4 May, 11am – ensuring perinatal mental health services are inclusive of LGBTQ parents
Join the team and @Lucy_W_Guasp where they will be discussing how to ensure perinatal mental health services are inclusive of LGBTQ parents.
Tuesday 4 May, 1pm – Parental wellbeing and black maternal mental health
Join the team for a session with @insight_aie where they will be talking about parental wellbeing and black maternal mental health.
Tuesday 4 May, 7pm – support for LGBT+ women and people on the path to parenthood
Join the team and @perinatalmhpartnership Instagram page where @eviecanavan will be joined by @lgbt_mummies_tribe. They will be educating, sharing and celebrating LBBT+ women and people on the path to motherhood and parenthood.
Wednesday 5 May, 11am – mindfulness and motherhood
Join the team for a session about mindfulness with Kavita @theunlikelymummy.
Wednesday 5 May, 6pm – textile collage workshop
Join @0nomeotite on the PMPH Instagram page for a lovely textile collage workshop and create your own mixed-media collage using recycled fabrics.
Thursday 6 May, 7pm – taking about Tokophobia
Join the team and @londonperinatalwellness where they will be discussing Tokophobia – the fear of pregnancy with childbirth.
Friday 7 May, 11am – pelvic floor post-partum healing
Join the team with @fitfannyadams about pelvic floor and post-partum healing.
Friday 7 May, 11am – the benefits of CBT for the symptoms of maternal mental illness
Join the team and @laurenhanstherapy where they will be discussing the benefits of CBT for the symptoms of maternal mental illness.
Friday 7 May, 3.30pm – what is a mother and baby unit like?
Join the team and @eastlondonmbu where there will be discussing what a mother and baby unit is like. They provide specialist care for mothers and babies when they are experiencing severe mental illness.
Friday 7 May, 2pm – how to talk about your maternal mental health symptoms with your GP
Join the team and @drkimberley where they will be discussing how to approach your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms of maternal menta illness.
About Perinatal Mental Health Partnership’s (PMHP)
PMHP is dedicated to signposting to support for all mums and families and focus on advocating for those affected by Maternal Mental Health, to access the information and help they require to enable recovery.