Tuesday, May 4

World Maternal Mental Health Day #maternalMHmatters

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and after pregnancy.

World Maternal Mental Health Day: May 5.

How you can get involved

The theme this year highlights the need to invest in maternal mental health, while we emphasize that investment is not limited to financial donation but can include investing your time, your expertise, or simply a reminder to invest in yourself.

Become an Advocate for maternal mental health by posting about ways in which you or your organization invests in #MMH – spread the word by adding the #LetsInvest hashtag and tagging @WMMHday.

Become a Global Partner for maternal mental health by using the sign-up form on our global partner page. Around 200 partners from across the globe are already part of this campaign. Anyone can join!

Use the hashtag #maternalMHmatters on social media

Follow the WMMHday Twitter account and like the Maternal Mental Health Day Facebook page – share your events, stories, facts, or research with all our followers
Adopt the Twibbon on your Facebook or Twitter profile picture – MMHday Twibbon
Tell your story to help raise awareness of maternal mental health issues so that more women will get treatment and fewer will suffer on our blog
Help spread the word in your region by translating the 2021 theme graphics and infographics into your language by following this link to download and share with us via email
Join or support activities in your country or region – check the global events pages here
Come up with your own ideas to highlight that #maternalMHmatters in your country or region and let others know by submitting your event details to us via email
Use our infographic to highlight that maternal mental health is an issue globally & adapt to your own language and cultural setting. Download the template for translation here

For more detailed information, media releases, and sample tweets:
Download the 2021 Social Media Toolkit!

in English | Turkish | Ukrainian

Recognition of World Maternal Mental Health Day (WMMHday)

Sign the petition calling on the World Health Assembly and the UN World Health Organisation to officially recognize WMMH Day, to be commemorated annually on the first Wednesday of May.

Maternal mental health advocates, researchers, academics, clinicians, and people with lived experiences are committed to improving the mental health support for women during and after pregnancy throughout the world.

Sign Petition Now

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