Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health

Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health

The Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health (GAMMH) Is a coalition of international organisations and national alliances of multiple organisations committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of women and their children in pregnancy and the first postnatal year (the ‘perinatal period’) throughout the world.

Worldwide, maternal depression is the most common serious health complication of maternity. This and other mental health problems in pregnancy and postnatally result in huge human and economic costs for this generation and the next – yet they are a neglected area of investment in services and research.

GAMMH’s goal is to prevent the avoidable suffering experienced by women and their families, ensuring child development does not continue to be compromised by a global failure to provide appropriate prevention support and services for mothers’ mental health.

PIRI’s Professor Jeannette Milgrom is on the steering committee of GAMMH in her role as Immediate Past President of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health.

The Global Alliance Maternal Mental Health #GAMMH website was launched on International Women’s Day (8 March 2018).


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