The Royal College of Midwives has published Every mother must get the help they need
This report was inspired by the Change.org petition of Lucie Holland, whose sister died in tragic circumstances as a result of mental illness. Lucie set up the petition in 2015 calling for better awareness and care for those affected by perinatal mental illness. This petition received thousands of signatures and many people left comments about their own experiences.
The RCM and partners have analysed and collated all the comments to form this report, which aims to highlight the need for better awareness and care for those affected by maternal mental health problems.