Survey – Maternal Mental Health Services

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DEVELOP MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN KENT AND MEDWAY.


What is the purpose of this consultation?

Research shows that in the UK, around 1 in 4 women experience mental health problems in pregnancy and/or during the 24 months after giving birth. Prompt
access to support can improve outcomes for women and their families.

There is a pilot project called Thrive currently running in East Kent, which supports women who have experienced birth trauma or loss.

TONIC is conducting interviews and surveys with women and their partners as we want to know your thoughts on how to roll this type of service out across other areas in Kent and Medway, to ensure these services are accessible, effective, and suitable for all.


What will the consultation involve?


If you are a woman who has experienced birth trauma or loss, you can:

• Complete a 15 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ThriveResearch

• Participate in an hour-long interview – you will receive a £20 voucher for this.

If you are a partner of a woman who has experienced birth trauma or loss, you can:

• Complete a 10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ThrivePartnerResearch

• Participate in an hour-long interview – you will receive a £20 voucher for this


Participation is anonymous and confidential – you will not be asked for any identifiable information. Surveys and interviews are your opportunity to provide us with your ideas and opinions on this topic. TONIC will then analyse all responses received, with findings being written up into a report to inform the wider roll out of Maternal Mental Health Services across Kent and Medway.

If you are interested or simply want to find out more, please text the word ‘THRIVE’ to 07860 015 450 or email ‘THRIVE’ to engage@tonic.org.uk