Here’s a frightening fact, suicide is the leading direct cause of death for mums within the first year after their child is born, a recent report showed.
One in seven of the women who died during pregnancy or up to a year after giving birth killed themselves, according to data compiled by MBRRACE-UK.
Which is why – this Mental Health Awareness Week – I’m so excited about Lobella Loves’ Notes of Hope campaign.
The new online destination for the most beautiful baby and toddler brands has teamed up with Cocoon Family Support, a charity supporting families suffering from pre and postnatal mental health issues.
And the Notes of Hope campaign (launching tomorrow!!) will see Lobella Loves (www.lobellaloves.com) donate handpicked gifts from the collection to mothers receiving support via Cocoon accompanied with a letter of hope written by a mother who has been through a similar experience.
There has been an overwhelming response from supporters and postnatal depression survivors submitting letters sharing their personal experience with the condition and their positive messaged to those currently suffering.
A cause close to the heart of founder Jo Love, Lobella Loves is passionate about breaking the taboo attached to mental health issues suffered by mothers and aims to raise awareness, fight the stigma and help provide support to those in need. Lobella Loves is also donating a percentage of every single sale to Cocoon.
To get involved in the ‘Notes of Hope’ campaign register your interest here