The MAs project. Maternal advocacy and support.

The Mas project is providing peer support for women with maternal mental health problems across 8 women’s centres in the Belfast, Lisburn and Derry/Londonderry area. Due to the pandemic we had to adapt to online delivery and are now all phasing the return to face to face contact. The peer support has included a range of support and activities for the women and we will be integrating the NSPCC’s Look Say Sing Play campaign for the women and children in the 8 centres.

The project is planning for the next phase by developing our own Mas OCN for workers and it will also be available for project participants. We are planning advocacy activities for the months ahead and many are keen to use their lived experience to improve services for women in the future.

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Project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund