Our work on maternity and mental health

We are working to find out more about people's experiences of maternity and mental health. This is the first stage of our multi-year project on mental health that will cover a range of stages throughout a person's lifetime.

As part of our call for evidence for people to share their people's experiences of maternity and mental health, we want to hear your views. 

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact enquiries@healthwatch.co.uk 

Are you a member of the public or do you work for local Healthwatch?

We want to hear your views too. Please complete one of the following surveys: 

  • Members of the public who are planning to get pregnant, are pregnant or have given birth in the last three years and their partners. Take the survey
  • Local Healthwatch - share any additional insights that might not be included in your reports Take the survey


Increasing specialist provision

NHS England announced a second wave of perinatal mental health funding to allow pregnant and new mothers experiences mental health difficulties to access specialist mental health community services in every part of the country by April 2019. 

Find out more