Let’s Break the Silence
World Maternal Mental Health Day:
Maternal Mental Health Day is an international campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and up to one year after pregnancy.
It’s all about raising public and professional awareness of maternal mental health difficulties, advocating for women affected, changing attitudes, and empowering women and families by helping them to access the information, care, and support they need to recover.
Our key messages:
- Let’s Break the Silence – It’s time to start a conversation about maternal mental health.
- Up to one in five – Maternal mental health issues are common and can affect up to one in five women.
- Help is available – There are supports and services that can help. Visit http://parentingsupport.ie/mmh for more info.
Mental health difficulties can occur in pregnancy and after your baby is born. Getting help early will give you and your baby the best start. Remember your needs matter too. This initiative is supported by Kildare CYPSC and Wicklow CYPSC.