FROM THE WEBSITE: The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a UK-wide charity and network of over 120 organisations, dedicated to ensuring all women and families impacted by perinatal mental health problems have access to high-quality, compassionate care and support. We bring the maternal mental health community together and make change happen by combining the power of real-life experience with clinical and professional expertise.
— Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge became Patron in May 2022.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff team, I am delighted to announce Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge as Royal Patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA)…We are immensely honored that The Duchess has recognized and chosen to support the MMHA’s work by becoming our Royal Patron. The Duchess’ longstanding dedication to the Early Years and keen interest in mental health marry beautifully with our aims; it is a perfect partnership. The MMHA looks forward to working with The Duchess to ensure the needs of all women, babies, and families continue to be heard and met. – Luciana Berger, Chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance
November 09, 2022 – Visiting Colham Manor Children’s Centre – The Princess of Wales visited Colham Manor Children’s Centre in Hillingdon. The visit highlighted the life-changing impact that collaborations with health, social care services, and the voluntary and community sector can have on a mother’s journey before, during, and after pregnancy providing effective support for their mental health needs. Her Royal Highness joined a mother and baby group at the Centre and spoke with mothers who have received support for their mental health to hear about their experiences. The Princess then met representatives from agencies working across perinatal services in Hillingdon to discuss how the service has developed to meet the needs of all new and expectant mothers in their community, including those facing multiple disadvantages such as financial insecurity, contact with the criminal justice system, abuse, and substance use and the impact this has on maternal mental health and explored opportunities for the services’ future growth.