It’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week so we would like to share with you the inspiring story of Melissa and her Perinatal Befriender Sharon:
“I was crying every day… so it was nice having someone there that was outside of the family but that I trusted…” – Melissa
We support mothers struggling with anxiety and depression in pregnancy, and after their baby is born. Our befrienders are there for mothers throughout their pregnancy, until their baby is one. As a result, this relationship helps mum, her partner, and her immediate family. We aim to improve parents’ mental health, reduce social isolation, and promote healthy attachments between baby and parents.