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First World Maternal Mental Health Day – 4 May 2016

26th April 2016

World MMH day logoThe first World Maternal Mental Health awareness day is 4 May 2016.

What is it? Organisations from around the world — including the UK, US, Canada, Turkey, Australia, Argentina, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Nigeria, will be raising awareness about maternal mental health through a collective social media push and in-country events on or around the 4 May.

What can I do? The Maternal Mental Health Alliance encourages ALL to use this day to communicate the message that maternal mental health matters. Everone is encouraged to do whatever they can, however major or minor.

Ideas: You may want to organise your own mini event or, if you already have an event planned for that day, you could use it to highlight World MMH Day.

Some organisations are encouraging mums to do a buggy walk, another peer support group will be making a cake with World MMH Day written on it, taking a photo and promoting it on social media. Maybe someone from your organisation could write a blog post and use the World MMH Day hashtag, twibbon and logo to get some media interest around your event or idea.

PLease keep MMHA updated on what you are planning – send photos on the day or tweet them @MMHAlliance

This can all be used to gain more support for World MMH Day next year and perhaps for some funding.

Resources and materials available are:

  1. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag: #maternalMHmatters
  2. Website/landing page: postpartum.net – please promote this landing page through your networks and on your websites.
  3. Adopt the Twibbon on World MMH day on Facebook or Twitter: com/Support/world-mmh-day
  4. World MMH logo
  5. World MMH poster