Lockdown with a baby?

Lockdown with a baby?

Maternal Mental Health Day is on the first Wednesday in May, which this year was 6th May.  A group of organisations has launched a new survey to try to capture parents’ experiences in the context of a global pandemic and social distancing. If the survey can be distributed widely to parents with a baby/child under 2 year, or are pregnant, to gather the views of parents of a range of ages, ethnicities and experiences, the data will be particularly useful.

Click HERE for survey link.

The collaborating organisations include members of the First 1001 Days Movement, which is coordinated by the Parent-Infant Foundation, Home-Start UK, Best Beginnings, and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. The WBTi UK Steering Group have also signed up to support the First 1001 Days Movement.

Do you know anyone who is pregnant or has a child under 2 years who might be interested in completing the survey? Please pass on the survey link. The survey is expected to be open for about 3 weeks, so until late May.

Headline results of the survey are due to be released in Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (7-12 June).

Photo courtesy of Paul Carter, We Do It In Public (wdiip.co.uk)

Patricia Wise is an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor and a member of the WBTi UK Steering Group.