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Maternal Mental Health in the spotlight       

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This week (1 – 7 May) has been maternal mental health awareness week. The Maternal Mental Health Alliance reports that as many as one in five women experience mental health issues during or after pregnancy.

Unfortunately, there can be a stigma around admitting you are struggling during what is traditionally a happy time. But the awareness campaign wants to raise the profile of maternal mental health and the support services available, to encourage anyone who needs help to reach out.

Talkworks Devon offers free, confidential talking therapy for parents in one-to-one, group sessions or online support which can be accessed without needing a referral from your doctor. Don’t forget you can also speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP for support.