NCT response to the Welsh government’s announcement on improving support for new mothers

Released on: 26 January 2015

In response to the Welsh government’s announcement of additional funding to improve support for new mothers, Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, NCT said:

“It is great to see the Welsh government leading the way by taking antenatal and postnatal mental health seriously.

“Many women experiencing maternal mental illness fall through the gaps but with better trained health professionals, we hope these mothers will receive the support they need. We urge the remaining UK governments to follow suit so that health professionals across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland also take up the necessary additional training to ensure none of these women suffer alone.”