MVP Chairperson

Leanne HowlettIn March 2019, local mum of one, Leanne Howlett, was appointed as Chairperson of the Coventry and Warwickshire’s Maternity Voices Partnership.

Leanne said: “Despite feeling like I was really prepared for the birth of my son, it took me by surprise how challenging a time pregnancy and the postnatal period can be for parents. Since then I’ve become passionate about helping to improve maternity services locally and ensuring that they meet the needs of local families.

“I’m also chair of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust’s maternity engagement group, so I’m looking forward to expanding on what I have learnt and done so far to help make a difference for families across the whole of Coventry and Warwickshire.”

In 2018, Leanne founded By Your Side, which is a service user forum linked to Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust’s Perinatal Mental Health Team working across Coventry and Warwickshire. By Your Side offers peer support to local families accessing mental health services before, during and after pregnancy.


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