Maternal Minds Matter Campaign

Mental Health Matters

On Wednesday 17th May, to launch our campaign 'Maternal Minds Matter: Prioritising Better Mental Health Support for Mums', we held our first Influencer event in Chelsea, London, where we were joined by a number of incredible mums and mental health advocates, as well as three experts in the field of perinatal mental health.

We heard individual stories and mental health journeys, and held an informative panel session with our experts to identify what help there is available currently and how it is failing mothers.

With suicide being the leading cause of maternal deaths in the UK within a year after childbirth (RCOG), and one in five women suffering from mental illness during or after pregnancy (WHO), and over 70% of women hiding or downplaying the severity of their mental health issue (New England Journal of Medicine), we thought, as one of the UK's leading parent and baby communities, it was about time someone did something about it.

We have created a petition to support this campaign. Click below to sign and help us make a difference.


From perinatal depression and anxiety and maternal OCD, to birth trauma, postpartum psychosis and PTSD, women going through mental health conditions as a direct result of their pregnancy and/or labour, have been ignored, unsupported, and failed for far too long.

This campaign therefore is to help raise greater awareness ofthe causes of mental health and understand what barriers were/are in place for women to access help. With this information, we want to help enact change and demand that women receive better care, more support and better access to professionals during one of the most overwhelming and anxious times of their life.

No mother should feel alone, or be left to suffer in silence. Every mother deserves support, unobstructed access to mental healthcare and a safe space to heal.

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Illiyin Morrison

Illiyin Morrison

Midwife, Mother, Debrief Facilitator and Author of 'The Birth Debrief'

Through her book 'The Birth Debrief' and her platform Mixing up Motherhood, she advocates for comprehensive postpartum care, destigmatises mental health challenges, and empowers mothers to embrace their transformative journey. With a commitment to enacting change and nurturing maternal well-being, Illiyin inspires and supports women throughout their childbirth experiences and beyond.

Dr Frankie Harrison

Dr Frankie Harrison

Clinical Psychologist & Co-Founder of Miracle Moon

With over 13 years of experience supporting mental health and well-being, Frankie specialises in neonatal care and birth trauma. Her personal journey as a parent of a prematurely born child has driven her to help other parents by combining her clinical knowledge with her lived experience. As a Clinical Psychologist, she offers valuable support and understanding to parents past, present, and future, drawing from her firsthand understanding of their challenges.

Tahnee Knowles

Tahnee Knowles

Mindful Grief and PALS Coach & Owner of Bump & Mind

Drawing from her personal experience of losing her son Elvis during childbirth, Tahnee is a compassionate mindful grief coach specialising in baby loss support and a PALS advocate. With her background as a Hypnobirthing Teacher and Mindful Pregnancy Advocate, she retrained to make baby loss support accessible to all, aiming to help individuals access their existing tools and gently navigate forward on their healing journey.

Kimberley Nixon

Vicky Dobson

Holly Orrell

Jessica Campbell


Peer Support Through Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond
by Parents First
Coping With Depression in Pregnancy
by Emma Longden
How I Dealt With Depression and Anxiety During Pregnancy
by Sophie Gillum-Webb
Redefining Normal: Adjusting to Life After Giving Birth
by Emma Dowey
5 Self-Care Practices for Mums to Prioritise Their Mental Health
by Ellie Thompson
The Stigma Surrounding Maternal Mental Health: Why We Need to Break the Silence
by Holly Orrell
Celebrating the Small Victories and Achievements of Motherhood
by Claire Chircop
Maternal Mental Health and Breastfeeding: What You Need To Know
by Sarah Hurst
PND Is Normal
by Matilda Miles
6 Easy Ways To Banish the Baby Blues
by Sarah Hurst
Motherhood and Mental Health: How I find the balance
by Sarah Hurst
13 Things to Help Cope With PND
by Rachel Hazelwood
Dads Get PND Too: Part 1
by Gemma Campbell
Dads Get PND Too: Part 2
by Gemma Campbell
Regaining Your Identity After Motherhood: A 5 Step Guide to Finding Yourself Again
by Claire Chircop
Stillbirths, Neonatal Deaths, and Support You Can Give
by Your Baby Club
Partners Get PND Too
by Your Baby Club
Postnatal Health and Wellbeing
by Your Baby Club
Perinatal Anxiety: Signs and Symptoms
by Your Baby Club


How to Identify Postnatal Depression
by Your Baby Club
Postnatal PTSD: What Is It and How Can I Get Help?
Depression During Pregnancy: Signs of Prenatal Depression
by Your Baby Club
Birth Trauma - Signs and Symptoms
by Your Baby Club
Perinatal Mental Health
by My Expert Midwife
Understanding Postnatal OCD
by Your Baby Club
How to Deal With Parental Anxiety
by Claire Chircop
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