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The Motherhood Group pioneered the UK's first annual Fest dedicated to the Black motherhood experience.

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Themes:

Black Maternal Mental Health, Health & Wellbeing, Representation, Baby Loss in the Black community, Returning to work/progressing in the workplace whilst balancing motherhood, Overcoming abusive relationships and building confident children.

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Speakers & Workshop Facilitators

Hosted and facilitated by Sandra Igwe, The Founder of  The Motherhood Group.

Stacy Moore, Chartered Psychologist: Delivered sessions on 'Black Women and Maternal Mental Health,

Self-care and steps/tips for healing from trauma and health inequalities.'


Xara Black, Life Coach and Mum of  Two: Delivered sessions on  'Overcoming challenging home environment's, abusive relationships and building self-worth'. 

Deborah Diary, Sickle Cell Activist: 'Sickle Cell Awareness and raising children's with blood disorders' 


Carina Brown, Dope Black Mum Podcaster and Speaker: Delivered sessions on 'Representation in the media & beauty standards, guidance on raising confident black children'


Katie Mensah, Baby Loss Speaker: Delivered sessions on 'The challenges with miscarrying, the Black community and stigma towards baby loss, overcoming and conceiving'


Seyi Solaru, Life Coach: Delivered sessions on 'Developing your skills, returning to work and reaching your goals even in motherhood'

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NHS Blood Transplant

The Motherhood Group have an official partnership NHS Blood and Transplant.

We hosted a “Know Your Blood Type” session at Black Mum Fest 2020.

On site there were trained NHS Blood and Transplant staff to help mother's find out their blood type

There is a rising need for certain key blood types. Between 2014 to 2018, there was a 13% increase in the proportion of O negative being issued to hospitals. O negative is the universal donor group which can be given to almost anyone.

Our partnership aims to increase awareness of blood types, educate on how each one contributes to saving lives, and recruit more priority donors to meet hospital demand. We are helping NHS Blood and Transplant access 40,000 more black donors as they are more likely to have the blood type needed to treat the increasing number of patients suffering from sickle cell disease.

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© 2020 The Motherhood Group, Coordinators of Black Maternal Mental Health Week UK