Nearly half of new mothers with mental health problems don’t get diagnosed or treated

Nearly half (42%) of new mothers’ mental health problems did not get picked up by a doctor or other health professional, according to new research¹ from NCT. Shocking findings are released today as NCT launches its ‘Hidden Half’ campaign to stop women suffering alone. The survey found half (50%) of mothers experienced mental health problems … Read more

A quarter of new dads are missing out on paternity leave and pay, says TUC

More than 157,000 new fathers did not qualify for paternity leave or pay last year TUC calls on new government to give new dads better paternity leave and pay entitlements One in four men who became fathers in 2016 didn’t qualify for paternity leave or pay, according to new TUC analysis published on Fathers’ Day … Read more

Baby friendly award for Lancashire Children’s Centres

Lancashire’s children’s centres have been recognised with a prestigious award for the high standard of care they provide to new mums and children. The centres, which are run by Lancashire County Council and the health visiting service, which is provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, have each been awarded the Baby Friendly accreditation. Local … Read more

Campaign promotes benefits of breastfeeding

St Helens Council’s Healthy Living Team has launched a new campaign to promote breastfeeding and its benefits for mum and baby. The campaign, called ‘Your Story Your Milk’, has been developed following insight work, which gathered local people’s views on breastfeeding and discovered what information mums, mums-to-be and families would like about breastfeeding. The campaign … Read more

60 take part in Christmas baby and child service

More than 60 people took part in a baby and child remembrance service at Ormskirk hospital. Salvation Army band members provided music for the informal service which was led by the Rev Martin Abrams, the chaplain of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. “The run up to Christmas can be a very exciting and special … Read more