Publish date: 18 November 2022

Our Maternal Mental Health Service (Silver Birch Hubs) launched the service with a day for collaboration and conservation on 15 November. More than 150 people attended from a wide range of professions, organisations and backgrounds including mental health, midwifery, third sector, commissioning, social work, volunteers, service users, health visiting, research, informatics, patient experience, senior managers & Life Rooms.

There were talks from Trish Bennett, Executive Director Nursing and Operations and Cath McLennan, Programme Director for Improving ME around the importance of the service in improving outcomes for communities. The team discussed the service journey, psychology and midwifery pathways, use of peer support and engagement approach including co-production of service and pathways.

Attendees enjoyed visiting stakeholders in the marketplace, with organisations such as PSS Baby Bonding Service, Action for Postpartum Psychosis, PAUSE, Specialist Perinatal Team, Informatics Merseyside, Life Rooms, Koala North West, Mamafit, Maternity Voices Partnerships, Improving ME, Dad Matters and Wirral Change sharing information about their services.

At lunchtime, music was played by Georgina Aasgaard, who is part of the Liverpool Philharmonic and the Lullaby Project which uses music to address perinatal mental health issues and inequalities in maternity and women’s health services.

The event was held in the Florrie, which is social, cultural, educational and charitable hub for the people of South Liverpool. Their work involves community events, social welfare advice and food support.

The team are looking for lived experience leads to join our Co-Production Advisory Group and Pathway Development Workstreams to help shape our service and pathways. Please contact if you are interested.