Talking to someone about your emotional wellbeing can help make sure you get the help and support you needperinatal mental health support
Mothers for Mothers are delighted to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in our 40th year. This prestigious award is the highest recognition possible for VCSE groups in the UK. It recognises the dedication, commitment and passion of all of the women with a lived experience of maternal mental illness, who have generously given their time, skills and compassion to support others. We are so proud that our wonderful team have been honoured in this way. It is very emotional to think about all the families that they have supported over 40 years. The women who we walk alongside on their journey to recovery are the inspiration for all that we do. This honours their bravery.
We are mothers, who have suffered and recovered from depression, anxiety or isolation during pregnancy or after the birth of one or more of our babies. We are women with lived experience who offer support, advice and information..
Sarah and Maria were so proud to accept the Maternal Mental Health Alliance Perinatal Peer Support award on behalf of Mothers for Mothers. This honours the trail blazing women of lived experience who had a vision to start a women led peer support group back in 1981. The hard work of our staff and volunteer team is possible due to the support of our trustees and funders.
There are many fantastic perinatal peer support organisations across the UK and we are able to share learning and experiences to improve our services for the benefit of families, we all thank the Maternal Mental Health Alliance for making this possible.