Transport and MMH Summary Report

Mothers for Mothers has contributed to new research about maternal mental health and transport. Many mothers rely on public transport to access healthcare appointments, baby and toddler play groups, friends and family, and amenities like supermarkets and libraries. As such, transport plays an important role in the physical and mental wellbeing of mothers, infants, and families. This research identified some of the barriers and challenges around transport that mothers face, and made recommendations to remove or reduce these. The project was led by lived experience researcher Dr Laura Richmond and hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Laura will continue to work with the Foundation and with Mothers for Mothers to see that action is taken, so that mothers can access all forms of support for their mental health. Huge thanks to the Mothers for Mothers beneficiaries who took part in interviews and shared their own experiences of transport with Laura.

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