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Mental health issues affect at least 1 in 10 women during pregnancy or early parenthood. Men can also suffer from some level of anxiety, stress or depression relating to fatherhood. Getting help early can make all the difference to recovery. Unfortunately, many parents suffer in silence and don’t get the support they need, often reaching crisis point. When a new mum or dad suffers from any form of mental health problems, the effects can be devastating for the whole family.
Through #TheBigPush and other NCT challenge events in 2016, we’re fundraising for an exciting new project to support our volunteers and practitioners to become real agents for change by promoting positive mental health, breaking down the stigma around mental health, and supporting new parents to get the help they need. The project builds on our #beyondbabyblues campaign, which is raising awareness of perinatal mental health issues at a national level and calling for better support services across the UK.
Funds raised will be used to develop perinatal mental health awareness workshops and a range of practical resources to be rolled out across the UK through our network of local branches. Our volunteers and practitioners will be trained so they have the knowledge and confidence to recognise the signs and symptoms of different mental health issues, and to signpost parents to specialist services. The workshops will support these aims and bring together NCT volunteers and practitioners working in the local area to make a real difference to parents who might be struggling with their mental health.