Maternal Mental Health Matters

Kensington Mums is joining  Maternal Mental Health Matters campaign to raise awareness for maternal mental health issues so that more women will get treatment and fewer will suffer.

World Maternal Mental Health Day was celebrated 3rd of May 2017

The above picture was taken a few years ago at a coffee morning of one of our lovely members Zehra with a group of lovely mummies and babies/toddlers. We get together to meet and mingle with other like minded Mums as motherhood can be hard on all of us at time. Sometimes we know we are doing all right and at other times we feel at our lowest. Maternal mental health should be a priority to us all because if mama is not OK the whole house will not be OK .

 

Here is a bit more infographics to show that maternal mental health should be a priority. We all loose our Shit sometimes, whats important is that we speak about it and seek help by experts. As mothers we are here supporting each other as we all go through our own motherhood journey.

Helping mothers, helping babies!
In many countries, as many as 1 in 5 new mothers experiences some type of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMADs). These illnesses frequently go unnoticed and untreated, often with tragic and long-term consequences to both mother and child.

No one is immune!
Women of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and the first 12 months after childbirth. There are effective and well-researched treatment options available to help women recover.

 

llness is not a crime!
Women are sometimes considered to be criminals instead of patients needing treatment, in the case of infanticide. Through building awareness, it aims to prevent these tragedies and stands for just and scientifically based care.

No health without mental health!
Increasing awareness will drive social change with a goal toward improving the quality of care for women experiencing all types of PMADs, and reducing the stigma of maternal mental illness. We are encouraging mental health professionals, friends and relatives of new moms to ask her how she’s really feeling and encourage her to seek help.

#maternalMHmatters

Website source: World Maternal Mental Health Matters 

Maternal Health Alliance, UK.