Our Parents in Mind project was recognised at the first Maternal Mental Health Awards recently – receiving a Highly Commended Award for Peer Support.
This is a huge achievement for all the volunteers, NCT trainers, staff, clinical support, NCT branches, local communities and wider support who have managed to get the service up and running in three sites in under a year.
Parents in Mind, an exciting project funded by the Department of Health, aims to develop safe, effective and sustainable perinatal mental health peer support.
The award was collected by National Perinatal Mental Health Project Manager Rebecca Lang, Service Delivery Manager in Newham Belinda Ngugi and volunteer in Warwickshire Ruth Bowie (pictured above).
We launched our #HiddenHalf campaign in the summer, aimed at getting postnatal mental illness out of hiding. We’re calling for better postnatal check-ups so that all new mothers experiencing mental health problems can get the help they need.
It follows our new UK-wide research showing that only half of new mothers’ mental health problems get picked up.