'There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one’ Jill Churchill

Partnership Working

If you would like to work in partnership with Maternal OCD, please contact us for further ideas and details!


Kings College London

'I would highly recommend Diana, Maria and Liz's talk about OCD.  They kindly came to speak to my 2nd year cohort of student Midwives.  We found the speakers to be very interesting.  The teaching session was made very relevant as the students listened to Maria and Diana's personal stories.  They also had the chance to assess their own knowledge on the subject with role play scenarios.
In conclusion the session was very illuminating, sensitive and inspiring.  Thank you for sharing your passion with us.' 
Penny Charles MSc BA RGN RM PGCEA
Lecturer in Midwifery & Women's Health
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery

Letchworth Counselling Centre

'Maternal OCD plays an essential role in the health and well being of mothers by working tirelessly to improve education and research into this debilitating condition. The organisation draws on an admirable combination of personal experience of the illness and professional acumen to ensure that the needs of mothers suffering from maternal OCD are understood and addressed. The ultimate aim of Maternal OCD is to ensure that no mother loses the joys of motherhood to OCD. We work closely with Maternal OCD to keep our clinical team abreast of the latest developments in formulation and treatment protocols and their insights are invaluable to our service' 

Julie Sale Director



Enfield Health Visitors

I would like to thank you for the presentation you gave to the Health Visiting meeting here in Enfield back in November. The information you gave to the meeting on Maternal OCD was invaluable and I received quite a few comments from staff following the meeting saying how much they enjoyed your presentation. The fact that you were able to share your own experiences and relate this to national data, made the whole subject real. Some very thought provoking information for Health Visitors to use when having contact with mothers postnatally. Thank you again, maybe an update from time to time would be useful. You would be very welcome.
Kathy Soderquist
Service Manager CYP

Hertford Regional College

'Maria, Thank you so much for your recent presentation, that you delivered to our level 2 and level 3 students. These students are currently studying on the BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Programmes and really appreciate when outside speakers come and share their healthcare knowledge and experiences with them. Your sessions were well delivered and met our students learning needs. The students feedback was good, they found the content very interesting both on an academic level and also on a personal level. The students had never heard of the mental health issues associated with pregnancy and motherhood. Your own personal experiences that you shared, brought home the need that health professional need to be made aware that mothers do not just suffer from post natal depression and that drugs are not the only solution. A lot of our students progress onto midwifery and nursing degrees so their awareness of mental health issues will support their future support of service users.

I would like to say a big thank you to you'

Sharon Gregory - Programme Manager.


Here at Fegans we offer our counsellors the opportunity to attend two ‘in house’ training days a year. The last one was on ‘OCD’ and Diana organised the speakers for the day and we invited other counsellors and professionals to attend as well as our own staff. Maria and Diana spoke about their own personal experience of ‘OCD’ and this was both interesting and informative and complimented the information given by the other professionals who worked with clients suffering from ’OCD’. By telling their personal story, Diana and Maria made the emotional pain of the condition very real but also gave a message of hope that the condition can be overcome and life restored. We had a fantastic day and the feedback we received from those who attended was extremely positive. I would like to thank Maria and Diana for sharing their experience with us, it was truly inspiring!’

Liz Sweeney, Fegans

Herford Regional College

It’s been a pleasure working with you. Thank you from all of us, and please keep in touch and let us know how things progress’

Helen Sweet -Programme Manager, NLP Master Practitioner

King's College London

'Thank you so much for all the arrangements you have made. It is so
kind of you.  As an option that people may like to choose, the whole
idea of coming together to fill out research questionnaires is so
innovative. Thanks again for everything.’

Karen Robinson
Researcher with personal experience of OCD and CBT, King’s College London
PhD Student, University of Bath

Trainee Therapist - Hertfordshire

'The talk was fascinating and I was unaware of the prevalence of OCD. I now feel better informed – thank you.'

Midwife - Hertfordshire

'This talk was very informative and raises awareness around OCD – fantastic presentation - I will think twice when talking to mothers'

More testimonials to follow!