Maternity Care (Mental Health and Wellbeing Support)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4 February 2021.

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Photo of Clare Haughey Clare Haughey Scottish National Party

We recognise the difficulties that new parents—mothers, in particular—face in developing informal relationships with their peers at this time. However, there are measures in place to ensure that those who are more vulnerable continue to have access to support through whatever means are most appropriate—one example being peer support for mental health. They will also continue to have access to universal services, including maternity and health visiting, to further aid access to local community support. We do not propose adjusting existing guidance for that group at this time.