Tell us your story about mental health during pregnancy
As a network, Healthwatch have launched the first phase of our research to understand more about people's experiences of mental health care at different stages of life.
To help us 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.
We 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.
Talk to us
Take five minutes to share your story.
Find out more
You can also find out more about how Healthwatch plans to tackle mental health over the next few years.