Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems before, during and after pregnancy.
The week is all about raising public and professional awareness of perinatal mental health problems, advocating for women and families impacted by it, changing attitudes, helping people access the information, care and support they need to recover.
The week is organised and led by MMHA member the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK (PMHP UK), who launched the first-ever UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week nearly a decade ago in 2014.
PMHP UK is a small group of individuals, including parents with lived experience and clinicians, who came together to raise awareness of maternal mental health. The overall theme of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 is ‘Together in a changing world’.