Support the UK’s only media platform dedicated to maternal mental health and wellbeing
Motherdom’s message has reached thousands of parents across the world – but you can help us reach more.
“Finally, there’s a publication that really ‘gets’ motherhood!”
“As a struggling mum it makes me feel less alone.”
“It’s opening up the conversation about women’s mental health.”
“A breath of fresh air. I wish I’d had it when my daughter was born six years ago!”
Become a Motherdom supporter
We’re a small social enterprise and any contribution makes our work more possible.
Why support Motherdom?
- We only publish stories that uplift, educate and empower our readers. We are all about positive mental health – and want our audience to feel better after they’ve read our content, not worse!
- All of our feature articles are reviewed by our highly qualified Editorial Board, made up of 15 amazing women who are experts in different areas of maternal mental health and wellbeing.
- We are led by women with lived experience. Both Founding Editor Anna Ceesay and Deputy Editor Claire Gillespie have been through maternal mental health issues and we want to let every other parent know that they’re not alone.
- There’s nothing like Motherdom out there – we want to make sure that women and men’s voices are heard, and that parents’ mental health journeys are given the platform they deserve.
- MIND says that 1 in 5 women will experience a perinatal mental health issue, and from Motherdom’s own research we know that the problems don’t stop when baby is 12 months old. We spoke to 1000 mums with kids under 5 in March 2019 and found that over half have felt anxious since having a child, 45% have felt low, and over a third (35%) depressed. The level of care across the UK for perinatal mental health is variable, and a report from Healthwatch England (Sep 2019) found that 47% of women who needed mental health services found it ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult’ to get support.
- Of course, we can never hope to fill the NHS’ shoes. Anna was lucky enough to get Cognitive Behavioural Therapy through the NHS, which was life changing for her. But we do want to try and reach those parents who might otherwise fall through the cracks.