Mothers for Mothers is a charity in Bristol that assists women affected by Perinatal Mental Illness (PNI). It has been running for more than 30 years and has developed an extensive range of services and activities aimed at improving the mental health of women affected by PNI. It offers a helpline seven days each week; a home visiting services; counselling; one-to-one support work; and four peer support groups in different areas of the city. Over the past year it has supported more than 280 women.
The Foundation has awarded a grant of £10,000 towards Mothers for Mothers at the October 2018 meeting of Trustees. This funding will support core costs of the charity. Outcomes expected for the women who the charity supports include faster recovery from PNI, increased confidence and resilience, improved relationships with children/families, and improved care.