September Guest Campaigns

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.


PANDAS Foundation are launching the UK's first PND Awareness Week, 5th - 11th September, to break down the stigma and encourage struggling families to seek help. 

Pre- and post-natal depression both affect 1 in 10 women and as many as 1 in 3 new dads. Many people suffer in silence concerned about the impact on their families and unsure what help is available.

People can get help from their GP, health visitor or PANDAS. All of PANDAS Foundation's support is provided by those have experienced PND themselves or cared for someone who has.

Text PANDAS £3 to 70660 to donate.

World Child Cancer

Hearing a doctor say "Your child has cancer" is every mum's worst nightmare. In the developing world, children with cancer have a 10% chance of survival, compared to 80% here in the UK. 

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and World Child Cancer has launched #WhenIWasYoung, a social media campaign inspired by a drawing by Mae, a little girl
from Myanmar who has cancer. Mae sees a future free of cancer and dreams of becoming a ballerina. Unfortunately, Mae's future is uncertain. 


1 in 4 families are headed by a single parent, with 2 million single parent families living in the UK. Single parents do a brilliant job, juggling work and family life, often under tight financial pressures and emotional challenges. Some single parents face a "single parent premium" because companies do not value them as a 'real' family leaving them excluded from family deals, discounts and perks. 

Gingerbread are calling on companies to recognise that families come in all shapes and sizes, including the 1 in 4 headed by a single parent. Please tweet @Gingerbread using #WeAreThe1in4

Recycle Now

Now in its 13th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, with this year's theme being 'The Unusual Suspects'. The aim of the week is to encourage people to think about all those items that often get forgotten when recycling at home. This year, September will be a month of action to encourage people to recycle more, waste less and take up the challenge for sustainable living. 

Recycle Now will be working with Zero Waste Week (5 - 9 Sept) and Keep Britain Tidy's Waste less, Live more Week (19 - 25 Sept) to link activities and messages across the whole month. 

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.

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