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
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.
Tues 15th June 21 | 10.30am-12.30pm
Tues 22nd June 21 | 10.30am-12.30pm
Tues 29th June 21 | 6.30pm-8.30pm
Tues 6th July 21 | 6.30pm-8.30pm
Black Maternal Wellness Programme
Come and join Leah Berry and Amanda Smith for a taster session on the Black Maternal Wellness Programme
Thursday 27th May 10.30am-12pm
Wednesday 9th June 7.30pm-8.30pm
If you would like to join this taster session please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org