Maternal Mental Health

Help Healthwatch England reach 2,000 responses for their maternal mental health survey
mother and baby

As a network, Healthwatch England have launched the first phase of their research to understand more about people's experiences of mental health care at different stages of life.

To help Healthwatch England understand more about maternity and mental health, we want as many people as possible to share their experiences experience of mental health support when planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy, at the birth of your child and afterwards.

Healthwatch England want to know more about you or your partner's experience of mental health support when planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy, at the birth of your child and afterwards.

Did you know?

As many as 1 in 5 pregnant women and new mums experience some form of mental health challenge. Partners can also be affected, with one charity estimating that 1 in 3 new dads are concerned about their mental health.

Why we want your views

The NHS is spending more money on maternal mental health support but we want to know if this is making a difference. We want to know whether services are doing everything they can to support people with mental health challenges during or after pregnancy to ensure the whole family is supported.

You can help by sharing your experience or encouraging anyone you know who might be affected to complete our short survey.

 

Share your thoughts

You can help make health and care services better by sharing your experiences and ideas.

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