Nurturing New Mums: Prioritising Maternal Mental Health in the Workplace


As we commemorate World Maternal Mental Health Day, it's crucial to shine a light on the...

Emma West

By Emma West

As we commemorate World Maternal Mental Health Day, it's crucial to shine a light on the often-overlooked struggles faced by new mothers as they navigate the challenging transition of returning to work after maternity leave. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of supporting maternal mental health, not only at home but also in the workplace.

Becoming a new mum is undoubtedly one of life's most profound experiences. However, amidst the joy and wonder of welcoming a new life, many mothers find themselves grappling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, guilt, and exhaustion as they attempt to juggle the demands of motherhood with the pressures of returning to work.

The transition back to the workplace can be particularly daunting for new mothers. From navigating childcare arrangements and sleepless nights, the sheer weight of responsibilities can take a toll on their mental well-being. The societal expectations to seamlessly balance career aspirations with maternal duties only compound the stress and anxiety faced by new mums.

At Kinetica, we recognise the unique challenges that new mothers encounter as they transition back to work. We understand that maternal mental health is not just a personal issue but also a workplace concern. That's why we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that prioritises the mental well-being of all our employees, especially new mums.

As part of our dedication to supporting maternal mental health, we offer access to a comprehensive mental health support program , providing confidential counselling services and online resources; we provide a safe space for mothers to express their concerns and seek guidance.

Furthermore, we understand that achieving a healthy work-life balance is essential for maternal mental well-being. To help new mums navigate this delicate balance, we offer a range of benefits designed to support them, from flexible work arrangements and the opportunity to work remotely, we strive to create a supportive ecosystem that empowers mothers to thrive both personally and professionally.

Additionally, we recognise the importance of destigmatising conversations around maternal mental health in the workplace. Through our Diversity, Inclusion and Equity working group, we aim to foster a culture of openness, empathy, and understanding. By breaking down barriers and promoting a culture of acceptance, we empower mothers to seek help when needed and access the support they deserve.

As we celebrate World Maternal Mental Health Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to supporting the mental well-being of new mothers in the workplace. By acknowledging their struggles, providing access to resources, and fostering a culture of support and understanding, we can create a workplace where every mother feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive both personally and professionally.

At Kinetica, we are proud to stand alongside our employees, including new mothers, as they navigate the beautiful yet challenging journey of motherhood. Together, let us prioritise maternal mental health and create a workplace where every mother can flourish.

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