Tell us your story about mental health during pregnancy

(Last Updated On: October 16, 2018)

Healthwatch Torbay want to know more about you or your partner’s experience of mental health support when planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy, at the birth of your child
and afterwards.

Share your views

Did you know?

As many as 1 in 5 pregnant women and new mums experience some form of mental health challenge. Partners can also be affected, with one charity estimating that 1
in 3 new dads are concerned about their mental health.

Why Healthwatch want your views

The NHS is spending more money on maternal mental health support but we want to know if this is making a difference. We want to know whether services are doing
everything they can to support people with mental health challenges during or after pregnancy to ensure the whole family is supported.

You can help by sharing your experience or encouraging anyone you know who might be affected to complete our short survey.

Talk to us

Take five minutes to share your story.

Click here to take the survey

Find out more

You can also find out more about how Healthwatch plans to tackle mental health over the next few years.

Click here to find out more

Bob Jope Healthwatch Torbay

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Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!