Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Date: 02/05/2023

This week (1st – 7th May) is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week and our specialist mental health midwives and Perinatal Mental Health team will be holding a stand in our main entrance on Friday 5 May – which is also the International Day of the Midwife.

The team will be able to provide details and information on what support we offer to all parents and families who are affected by maternal mental health. There will further be an opportunity to hear the stories of recovery to highlight how perinatal mental illness can affect anyone and what advice and guidance is available to facilitate that recovery.

The theme for this year is ‘Together In A Changing World’, with each day having a specific focus. Friday is based on the ‘Perinatal Positivity Pot’ and will seek to encourage the sharing of books, articles, podcasts, blogs and vlogs about recovery, looking ahead to the future and self-care.

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is hugely important for raising awareness around the impact of maternal mental health. 1 in 5 women experience a perinatal mental health problem, with 70% of women hiding or underplaying their illness.

All staff, patients and visitors are invited to come along between 10am – 3pm to speak to our teams and find out more information. Alternatively for more details and support, visit