Mother holding a baby
May 2020

Maternal mental health awareness month 2020

Community events
Monday 4th May, 2020 - 0:00 to Sunday 10th May, 2020 - 23:45

About this event

Each May the spotlight is shined on Maternal Mental Health.

1 in 5 new mothers experience are said to experience some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. These illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to mothers, children, and fathers alike.

Untreated, perinatal mental illness is one of the leading causes of death for women during pregnancy and the first year after birth.

Get involved in this week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby, as well as raising awareness of how people can seek support.

You can get involved in the chat around Maternal Mental Health Month on twitter using the hashtag #MaternalMentalHealthMonth


Contact details

The campaign is coordinated by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK.