Our Vice President Luciana Berger has been appointed as the new chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a coalition of 97 organisations, including BACP, clinicians, and people with lived experience working together to improve mental health support during pregnancy and postnatally.
Luciana, who will take up her new role at the start of next month, said: “I’m delighted to have been elected to serve as chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. Perinatal mental health is an urgent and pressing issue for the whole of society.
“The standard of care women receive depends on their postcode, and this must end.
“I look forward to working with MMHA’s members to support women and families, improve standards, and press for world-class mental health services for women before and after the birth of their child.”
Emily Slater, director of the MMHA, said: “On behalf of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance team and our 97 member organisations, I’m thrilled to welcome Luciana Berger to the role of chair.
“Luciana has shown her deep commitment to improving the lives of women and families affected by perinatal mental illness and we look forward to working with her.”
Dr Alain Gregoire, outgoing Chair and soon-to-be Honorary President of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, said: “With Luciana as our new Chair, I know that the Maternal Mental Health Alliance will flourish. The powerful advocacy we provide will continue to improve the lives of women and families all over the UK.”