Kate Walby went to find out how the Happy Mums Foundation, which provides a support group for mothers who have, or are worried about, maternal mental health conditions, are getting on.
They've been meeting Carlisle MP John Stevenson:
Many women, and their families, experience mental health issues during and after pregnancy.
Support is available, locally, to help and guide new mothers and their families through the stress of pregnancy.
- Happy Mums Foundation - a relatively new support group, based in Carlisle
- Everyone's Business - this is the Maternal Mental Health Alliance's campaign to ensure all women who experience perinatal mental health issues get the support they need
- Maternal Mental Health Scotland - provides support and information for women in Scotland
- Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - information about NHS mental health services in the region
- NHS information about postnatal depression.
Postnatal depression is more common than many people realise, affecting around one in 10 women after they have given birth.
The NHS says postnatal depresson tends to develop within the first six weeks of giving birth, often becoming more apparent after around six months.
Teenage mothers are at higher risk of developing postnatal depression.
The condition can go unnoticed, with many women unaware of having it.
Symptoms can include low mood, feeling unable to cope and difficulty sleeping.
More information can be found on the NHS website.
Cumbrian writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has said there needs to be more research into mental health conditions.
The 75-year-old suffered two bouts of depression, as a teenager, and after his first wife took her own life in 1971.
Carlisle Samaritans are appealing for more volunteers, so the branch can be open full-time.
The charity also says it isn't just for people who are feeling suicidal and that they take calls from a wide range of people in need:
"Every week we lose a Cumbrian to suicide".
That's the message from Cumbria's branch of SOBs, the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide charity.
The group says that between 2011 and 2013, 162 people took their own lives in the county, and they're calling for more to be done to help.
A new project has been launched in Cumbria that aims to help young people with issues surrounding their mental health and emotional well being.
Headstart tries to give children the tools to cope with life's challenges and make them aware of the support that's out there if they start to feel overwhelmed.
Katie Hunter met Barrie Osgood, who has urged people who live with stress, panic, anxiety or depression to seek help.
He says he benefits from a mixture of medication, and attending Ways to Wellbeing courses.
A man from Carlisle is urging people who live with stress, panic, anxiety or depression to seek help.
Barrie Osgood says since his diagnosis, he has benefited from a mixture of medication, and from going to Ways to Wellbeing courses.
The courses, run by The Cumbria Partnership NHS Trust, have been attended by more than 700 people since they launched .
In Cumbria, about 125,000 people will be affected by a mental health illness during their lifetime.