In 2008 the health visiting service was in decline and the effects on families were captured in this report of a survey of 6,000 mums. 'Left fending for Ourselves' was the Netmums' response to seeing families with very young children struggling with concerns about their children's development or their own mental health and feeling that they didn't have anyone to turn to.
Today, as Local Authorities take forward the responsibility for commissioning services in England there is significant potenti...
When health problems are discussed, very often it is professionals getting together to try to work out what will work best. It is not often that we get insights into the experiences of those who are suffering with illness.
This report was a helpful reminder of the difficulties faced by women in even admitting that they are not well, and the wide range of activities that can help them to recover.
It provides a very practical viewpoint of Perinatal Mental Health to help those who are working to im...
This plan is used by women with support from their midwife or health visitor at around the time they are also thinking about a Birth Plan.
By considering the possibility that they may need support, and by talking to their partner, family or friends, it should mean that everyone is more alert to the possibility of mental health problems both during pregnancy and after the birth.