A charity from Cheshire is highlighting the issues some mums may face, as part of Maternal Mental Health Week, and Global Maternal Mental Health Day.
Motherwell is running a number of events for mothers during the week, to explain the services they provide that support their well being and mental health:
|Wednesday 2nd May||TSB||Nantwich 10am – 12pm|
|Thursday 3rd May||Eagle Bridge Medical Centre||Crewe 1pm- 3pm|
|Friday 4th May||Northwich Library||Northwich 10am – 12pm|
Founder and CEO, Kate Blakemore, set up Motherwell in 2015, inspired by her own difficulties with pregnancy and childbirth.
Living and working in two of the most deprived communities in the country, Crewe and Winsford, as a counsellor Kate identified a need to support mothers who were experiencing difficulties.
Now she is encouraging other women who are experiencing mental health issues in motherhood to speak out and get help.
She said: “It is great that Maternal Mental Health Week is getting recognised for the second time in the UK as it is an important issue that sadly still doesn’t get enough recognition. At Motherwell we see a lot of women who have suffered difficulties at every stage of their pregnancies, which sadly has a negative impact on their mental health.
“As a mum of three myself I have been through it myself and know that health services continue to be delivered in a fragmented way which can leave some women really vulnerable, particularly those who have suffered loss like I have. Through delivering programmes of events, workshops and courses we are helping women with their emotional wellbeing and bringing them together with others who have been through similar experiences so that they are not suffering alone.”
Over the past three years, Motherwell has become a charity incorporated organisation and now covers the whole of Cheshire.
Motherwell is launching a new therapy in June aimed at supporting women who have experienced infant loss.
Find more information at www.motherwellcheshirecio.com