In 2014, we, a small group of 11 individuals with lived experience of maternal mental illness came together with the dream of creating an awareness campaign to support women and families .  We formed and created the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership (PMHP) and in 2017, falling within the week that World Maternal Mental Health Day ran, we launched the first ever UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week. 

The week was a huge success, providing support and information for families and health care professionals and it has continued since. The 2020 week was supported by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and in 2021, having welcomed three new members to our lovely team, we will be launching the fifth week !

It is a week long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness while pregnant or after having a baby. We are dedicated to signposting to support for all mums and focus on advocating for mums affected by maternal mental health, to access the information and help they require to enable recovery. 

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