With one in ten women experiencing mental ill health during their pregnancy, and in the first year of motherhood, we want to provide high quality mental health support for women and their families through pregnancy and beyond.

We will develop the maternal mental health service in Gloucestershire which offers specialist support for women and their partners – we have already funded community groups such as Invisible Thread, Marvellous Mums and Dad Matters. Find out more about our local maternity and neonatal system on the NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board website.

Our vision is for children and young people in Gloucestershire to build confidence and thrive and mature into confident and strong individuals. We will ensure that children can access support with their emotional wellbeing – we already have schemes such as The Daily Mile and Play Nurture Plus in Gloucestershire that are helping young people to develop healthier lifestyles and build resilience.

We will develop our mental health teams in primary, secondary and special schools to offer early support, reduce the chances of problems growing and identify children who need more specialist care.

Working with organisations including TIC+ and Young Gloucestershire, we will expand face-to-face, online and telephone support for young people who may be worried about their mental health. Find out more about children and young people’s mental health on the NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board website.