The importance of talking about mental health and the wellbeing of women during and after pregnancy can never be underestimated and that's why the GP Care Group's Health Visiting team is supporting this year's Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place between 3-9 May.
The theme for this year's week-long campaign is "Journeys to Recovery", a topic that will focus on how mums and families can seek support following the dramatic changes and challenges caused by the pandemic over the past year.
Organised by Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK (PMHP UK), Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week will see the PMHP UK hosting daily themed events to encourage and promote discussions around maternal mental health.
Mums and families can access support through signposting to vital resources and safe support. There will also be discussions on how medications, various therapies, and alternative approaches such as Art / Craft therapy, and Mindfulness can be used to create differing Journeys to Recovery.
The Care Group's Health Visiting team will be sharing daily messages of support and advice based on the Maternal Mental Health Daily Themes across our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), so if you're not following us yet, now is the time.
Below is a list of the daily themes for the week. Visit our social media channels every day to read the messages of support and advice from our Health Visitors.
Sunday 9 May - What is maternal mental health?
Visit Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK for more details on how you can get involved.