Healthwatch England report Mental health and the journey to parenthood

Healthwatch England have published a new report which focuses on the experiences of over 1,700 women who experienced mental health problems during and after birth. The report draws on national research, as well as the work undertaken by seven local Healthwatch.

Three common issues found are:

  • People feel their mental health problems are triggered by a variety of issues
  • People don’t know where to turn for help
  • People feel scared about how people will respond if they speak up

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