Healthcare experts in Dorset are hosting two coffee mornings to discuss maternal mental health with new parents.

NHS Dorset is marking Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, between Monday, April 29 and Sunday, May 5, by offering a space for new mothers, or pregnant woman who may be struggling with their mental health.

The theme of the week, set by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, is ‘Rediscovering You’.

The coffee morning will take place at Nautico Lounge, on 66 St Thomas Street from 10am until 12pm on Wednesday, May 1.

Another sessions will be held in Westbourne at the Circo Lounge on Tuesday, April 30, from 9.30am until 12pm.

Both coffee mornings will be joined by Steps2Wellbeing, the Dorset perinatal mental health team, and specialist perinatal mental health midwives from University Hospitals Dorset and Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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