Mums Matter

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Mums Matter

Mums Matter is an early intervention service that women can self-refer into or be referenced by other professionals. It is a six-week course, delivered online via Zoom  that has been designed for mums who are experiencing mental health challenges in the perinatal period.

The course was designed by and for women with lived experiences of perinatal mental health issues and organisations that deliver services for women.


What our service provides?

Mums will be supported by a local mind facilitator to develop:

  • Methods to help them to manage their everyday mental health
  • The awareness and understanding it is ok not to be ok and are able to dispel the myths they are told about motherhood
  • Tools and strategies to nurture themselves
  • Peer support through the service which continues when the structured sessions end.


Benefits of the service

 

  • Women without a formal diagnosis are helped quicker than by traditional methods, for example, talking therapies thereby reducing the burden on those services.
  • The number of women accessing formal primary or secondary care for postnatal services is reduced
  • Family members are less effected by postnatal mental health problems
  • Partners/supporters can support the mother more effectively
  • Women can access other community and statutory mental health services through the knowledge and expertise of the local Mind


    Who can access this service?

    Any mum who has become unwell with a mental health problem during the post-natal period over the age of 18.

    Referral Form & Leaflet

    Mums Matter Referral Form: Mums Matter Referral Form

    Mums Matter Leaflet (English): Mums Matter Poster (English)
    Mums Matter Leaflet (Welsh): Mums Matter Poster (Welsh)

    For more information about this service please contact Lyndsey Gray on 01685 707480 or email lyndsey.gray@ctmmind.org.uk