Princess of Wales hails children’s centre’s ‘amazing’ integrated support service for mothers

The Princess of Wales has described as “amazing” a service for mothers that integrates support for their physical and mental needs, and appeared to suggest it should be replicated by other communities. Kate appeared impressed during her visit to a children’s centre in west London which takes a “holistic” approach to care, providing perinatal mental health support alongside services like breastfeeding classes or mother and toddler groups. Her visit to the Colham Manor Children’s Centre in Hillingdon to meet staff and clients was made in her role as patron of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance – a charity and network of more than 100 organisations helping women affected by issues like depression during or after their pregnancies.