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AWARE welcome news that political parties in Northern Ireland agree landmark maternal mental health Consensus Statement

AWARE welcome news that political parties in Northern Ireland agree landmark maternal mental health Consensus Statement

Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2019

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AWARE has welcomed the news just out this morning from the Maternal Mental Health Alliance that political parties in Northern Ireland have agreed a landmark maternal mental health Consensus Statement

Tom McEneaney from AWARE said,

“AWARE fully supports the Consensus Statement, and the open letter from the Royal Colleges. As a leading mental health charity in Northern Ireland within the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, we have been promoting and supporting the Everyone’s Business Campaign in lobbying for the RQIA recommendations to be fully funded and implemented across Northern Ireland. We believe now is the time for the Government and Department of Health to act in securing and ring-fencing funding to help deliver the high-quality specialist services that will make a real difference to family lives.

"AWARE will continue to work with the Trusts and Public Health Agency in relation to the infant mental health strategy and the ongoing promotion of AWARE's Mood Matters Parent and Baby programme."

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