Maternal Mental Health Matters – that’s the key message for World Maternal Mental Health Day – a dedicated day to raising awareness of maternal mental health issues.
World Maternal Mental Health Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of May – 03 May 2017.
We all need to know the signs of maternal mental ill-health and advocate for those who are struggling during this very special life-phase. Effective treatments for perinatal mental health problems are available.
The Centre for Perinatal Psychology has been a global partner of this campaign since its inception in 2016. Our partnership is a demonstration of our support to a worldwide effort to raise awareness for maternal mental health issues so that more women and their families will get treatment and fewer will suffer.
About the Author
Dr Bronwyn Leigh is a clinical psychologist, perinatal and infant clinician and early parenting consultant. She is the Director of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology. She consults in Fairfield, Vic. Bronwyn specialises in the psychological aspects of becoming a parent, the emotional development of infants, and parent-infant relationships. Bronwyn co-authored the book Towards Parenthood: Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby.
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