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Mush

Mush is a free app that brings new mums together both online and offline to prevent loneliness and improve wellbeing.

  • Mental health
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One in four women suffer poor mental health during pregnancy and beyond. Medical support is stretched, with limited resources for health visitors and midwives. Mush offers new mums a peer support network that provided vital support, solidarity and a sense of camaraderie from a community who understands.

Mush is free to download and gives mums the opportunity to find their own community of support, based on the age of their children, shared interests and how close by they live. Mush is free to the NHS and is proven to reduce social isolation and anxiety, as well as increasing the confidence and self-esteem of its users.

Throughout the pandemic, online support has been more vital than ever. During the height of lockdown, Mush hosted weekly virtual meetups for its users and continues to share helpful and timely content for new mums.

Impact

  • Over 2.5m friendships formed through Mush
  • OVer 500,000 users across the UK
  • Included in the UK government strategy on loneliness
  • Endorsed by the Institute of Health Visiting and Royal College of Midwives