In this week’s newspaper review Rob Parkinson and Matthew Hann look over the important and shocking maternal mental health statistics published this week by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

They found that 81% of women surveyed had experienced at least one episode of a mental health problem during or after their pregnancy, but only 7% of women with a pregnancy-related mental health problem received the specialist care they needed.

Home-Start knows that 44% of families who need the support of a volunteer are doing so because they’re lonely and isolated and about 41% tell us it is because they've got mental health difficulties. Yet, we also know that over 60% of Home-Starts tell us that they’ve got families who can’t access the mental health services they need.