It has been reported this week that there are huge gaps in mental health care provision for new mothers. This story, featured in the guardian, is just so moving and this mother is so very brave to share it. Soon after the birth of her first child Joanna Friend experienced acute anxiety and depression; so severe that a friend told her to call the mental health crisis team. Unfortunately there was no specialist care available in her area and as a result she did not receive the care she really needed and relapsed when she became pregnant again 18 months later. Find out more about her experience and its consequences by following the link below.