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Survey asks for your experience of maternal mental health support

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Wed 23rd November 2022

A new survey is asking new mums in Derbyshire to share their experiences of maternal mental health support.

The survey by Healthwatch Derbyshire is for women who have given birth since April 2020 and experienced mental health difficulties before, during or after their pregnancy.

Healthwatch Derbyshire said: “We know that over the last two years, it is not just physical maternity services that have been under pressure. The lack of support to help with mothers’ and birthing parents’ mental health also appears to be worsening.

“Our survey aims to give you the opportunity to share your views and experiences to help us better understand what is working and what needs improving for new parents.

“For example, we want to know whether the support you received for your mental health during pregnancy and birth met your needs. We also want to see if you had your six-week postnatal check-up and what it was like.”

You can take part in the survey here.