My first blog post of 2018! Happy New Year to you all.
I wanted to start off my blogging year with something VERY important, and that is NCT’s new campaign the ‘Hidden Half‘.
Shockingly only half the mothers that suffer with postnatal mental illness, receive the treatment they need. HALF the mothers do not, that is just wrong. NCT are pushing this campaign and asking for better six week postnatal check ups.
I don’t know about you, but I barely remember mine. I had a c-section and I thought this might mean I had more support, but it didn’t. I had a midwife call in for ten minutes to remove my stitches. I attended my six week postnatal check up and must have been there less than 10 minutes again. I vaguely remember being asked how I felt, was I tired? Of course I was tired, I had just had a baby, and who wants to openly admit within a ten minute slot that they might be struggling or not feeling right. You might not have even admitted this to yourself yet, or maybe you just think that is how it is suppose to be.
NCT are saying big changes can be made to the postnatal checkups for a low cost, so make your local MP aware of this.
Let’s get this out there, because for some people this could be life changing and in some cases a life saver.
You can support this Campaign by…
Emailing your MP It only takes a couple of minutes the form does most the work for you! Click here
Share the campaign on social media! Tweet it & post it on Facebook.
Blog or vlog about it!
To find out more about this campaign go to