Embracing Maternal Mental Health

You are not alone.

Up to 20% of women will experience a mental health problem in pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth*

Everyone at Happy Mums has their own experiences of maternal mental health problems, so you can be sure there will be no judgement and a warm welcome.

Peer Support Groups

Our support groups are created specifically to be a safe space for mums to share how they are really feeling and hear words of support from those who have been in similar situations. With group helpers and toys on hand to keep the little ones entertained. 

"I don't know how I would manage without them. I stopped attending group when I went back to work, but soon realised I had to carve out some time to get back to a group. I could feel myself deteriorating without it."

Anonymous mum, 34, Carlisle

A Happy mums volunteer in a statement yellow polo shirt standing in front of a green wall with a yellow Group Agreement Poster.


We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers, many of whom started as group members. We have 5 key volunteering roles: Facilitator, Group Helper, Welcomer, Inclusion Champion and Ambassador.

Staying Safe

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or feeling like you want to die, it’s important to tell someone.

– Samaritans – Phone: 116 123 Email: jo@samaritans.org
– Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
– Phone 111 out of hours and they will help you find the support and help you need
– Contact your local Access Liaison Integration Service (ALIS) team – Phone: 03001239015 or freephone: 08006522865

If you need immediate help, and in the case of serious injury, call 999 or go straight to A&E