At Maternity Engagement Action we create ‘safe spaces’ where women and their families can share their experiences through story-telling, arts, culture and creative activities.
The aim is to ensure that the stories behind the statistics are shared with commissioners, Local Maternity Systems and Maternity Voices Partnerships so that the voices of Black and Brown women are a central part of the Maternity Transformation narrative.
WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMMES
Here at MEA we are creating spaces for Black women to talk about their perinatal experiences safely and free of judgement.
Beyond The Lens is a 2-fold film project consisting of a healing birth story workshop with Sankofa Healing Arts CIC and then the filming of parts of your birth story that includes a photoshoot with Just Nevaeh.
The workshop and photoshoot costs £47 with a £25 deposit to hold your space.
If you are interested in telling your story to camera and want to be a part of creating history on film, please click the link above and fill in our expression of interest form.
If you want more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BEYOND THE LENS DATES
Workshop: Wednesday 10th November 2021 (Zoom)
Film & Photoshoot: Sunday 21st November 2021 (Venue TBC)
Deadline for your expression of interest is Friday 5th November at 12noon.
Introduction to Perinatal Mental Health in the Black community workshop
What is it?
This workshop is a brief introduction to the basics of Perinatal Mental Health (PMH).It looks at the various PMH conditions and their signs and symptoms and we give an overview of what helps when feeling low, worried or overwhelmed during pregnancy, after childbirth or in the postnatal period.
Who is it for?
This workshop is for Black perinatal women, their support networks and the wider community who have an interest in the maternal mental health and wellbeing of women they are in contact with.
To raise awareness for yourself and people around you. To understand what signs and symptoms to recognise if a perinatal woman becomes unwell, and to feel more confident in the support you may be able to offer.
Future Dates TBC