Perinatal Health gets the ‘Big Push’
Written by Abbie Burgess on 14th April 2018
National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in the North East is putting post-pregnancy mental health under the spotlight with a ‘Big Push’ event.
NCT’s North East Regional team are encouraging local residents to help give perinatal mental health difficulties the ‘Big Push’ by joining a family friendly 5 km buggy push.
The Big Push event held at Herrington Park on Sunday 15th April 2018 will raise vital funds support the many new parents who experience mental health issues around pregnancy.
Volunteer Support Officer at NCT, Leilah King who is helping the North East branches involved said, “Many new mothers and fathers often don’t receive the mental health support they need and this can have a devastating effect on the whole family.
The Big Push is a fun, family friendly, social way to get active outdoors while raising vital funds for a much needed cause. Whether you push a pram, slip on your sling or walk with your toddler in tow, we encourage all residents to join in the Big Push fun!”
The Big Push fundraising efforts will go directly to contributing to the promotion of positive mental health, breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, and supporting new parents access the help so many desperately need.
NCT’s Big Push events build on its #HiddenHalf campaign, which continues to raise awareness of perinatal mental health nationally and call for better mental health support services across the UK for new parents.
The North East Region is one of NCT’s network of over 300 branches across the UK. NCT branches offer events and activities for new parents, social connections with other new parents to learn from share experiences, and the opportunity to forge friendships to combat isolation.