Black Maternal Mental Health Week UK 2021
This year #BMMHW21 will take place on:
27th September - 3rd October 2021
If you would like to support Black maternal mental health week, perhaps you’re an individual or an organisation with an interest in mental health, maternal mental health, and addressing inequalities, please become a stakeholder by getting involved in the week.
Black Maternal Mental Health Week UK is committed to raising awareness, highlighting disparities, providing resources, and breaking cultural barriers in Maternal Mental Health for Black Mothers, and birthing people. Postnatal depression and anxiety in black mothers is significantly higher than in white mothers. Black women are the least likely to initiate treatment for postnatal mental illness, and the least likely to receive follow-up treatment.
Black women get adequate mental health and maternity care they deserve during and after childbirth. The gaps in Maternal Mental Health services and the community of black mothers and birthing people are bridged. The disproportionate rates of pregnancy-related and perinatal mental health challenges are addressed and acknowledged among Black women. To share and develop resources for increased access to mental health services. To raise awareness of the barriers faced.
Support by subscribing to our newsletter where we will be sharing updates prior, during and after the awareness week. Support by sharing content on social media on Black Maternal Mental Week, hold vital conversations, host discussions and take part in activities that will priorities Black Maternal Mental Health.