Guest Campaigns: July 2018
Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and relationship support.
Birth Trauma Association
About 20,000 women a year in the UK suffer from birth trauma (a shorthand term for post-traumatic stress disorder after giving birth). The Birth Trauma Association supports women through a private Facebook group, which has 6,200 members, but they’re hoping to extend their offering to email and phone support. For their Awareness Week, they'll be offering five evening Twitter chats on subjects relating to birth trauma: birth injuries; bonding and attachment; tokophobia; planned caesarean section; and telling your story. They are also releasing five videos of women talking movingly about their experiences. All week they will be tweeting about birth trauma using the hashtags #ShareOurStories and #BTA2018
Finally, they are asking people to hold small fundraising events, such as Teddy Bears picnics, and to donate proceeds through their JustGiving page.
We're harnessing the might of Mumsnet and putting it behind causes close to your heart. They range from This Is My Child and Let Girls Be Girls, to our Miscarriage Care and We Believe You campaigns, and our campaign to change how Britain's libel laws affect online publishers like us.
Your input is vital, so please do keep contributing your ideas and observations on the campaigns topic in Talk.