on 16 August 2023
The Royal College of Midwives is warning that vital perinatal mental health support is on the precipice, as it launches a new ‘roadmap’ to ensure women receive the support they need and to improve perinatal mental health care in the UK.
on 22 May 2023
Improving support for women with mental health issues in pregnancy has won a midwife pair from Barnsley a national award from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). Yasmeen Akhtar and Melissa Addy – specialist mental health midwives at Barnsley ...
on 20 July 2022
We must see more investment in NHS maternity services and their staff to support improvements to women’s health and to put their care and needs front and centre says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). This comes as the Government’s first women’s ...
on 06 April 2021
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has welcomed an announcement from NHS England of more maternal mental health services for new and expectant mothers. The investment is part of the NHS Long Term Plan and will see 26 newly dedicated hubs being ...
on 19 January 2021
More investment and training are needed to enable midwives and maternity support workers (MSW) to offer better mental health support for women throughout pregnancy and postnatally, says the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) publishing updated ...
By Gemma Murphy on 14 January 2021
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has called for the rapid rollout of a new community service for pregnant and postnatal women with mental health problems, following the announcement last night by Health Minister Robin Swann.
By Give midwives the autonomy and the flexibility they need to support vulnerable women, says RCM on 23 November 2020
A leading Royal College has called for greater support to be given to vulnerable women during pregnancy. The Royal College of Midwives has warned that, without appropriate support, women with severe and multiple disadvantage are at greater ...
By Midwives welcome inclusion of Perinatal Mental Health in Northern Ireland Health Action Plan on 20 May 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have after years of campaigning welcomed the inclusion of perinatal mental health in Northern Ireland’s Mental Health Action Plan.
Commenting, Karen Murray RCM’s Director for Northern Ireland said:
on 07 May 2020
Two midwives who improved care for women with severe perinatal mental health needs have won the Excellence in Perinatal Mental Health Award in the RCM’s Annual Midwifery Awards. The award comes during Maternal Mental Health Week from 4 to 10 ...
By RCM welcomes Government investment in perinatal mental health for support women on 07 February 2020
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has today welcomed the news that the new NHS GP contract will include additional funding for perinatal mental health checks at six to eight weeks.