Support for new mums mental health 'more important than ever' because of Covid restrictions

The coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone.

After spending months in lockdown, many are struggling with mental health problems, and new mums are no exception.

A Carlisle-based charity is expanding its support across the Cumbria to help hundreds of mothers with their mental health.

The Happy Mums Foundation has launched their campaign 'Happy Mumbria' throughout the month of September to offer advice and support to mothers during the ongoing pandemic.

The charity says their work is more important than ever because of Covid restrictions.

Because of social distancing and the 'rule of six', sessions are no longer taking place face-to-face but instead over video call.

The virtual meetings are no less important 

From their headquarters in Carlisle, Sarah and Catherine use their own experiences to help hundreds of mums struggling with looking after babies and children amid the added challenge of lockdown.