MAMTA – Child & Maternal Health Programme for BME Women in Coventry

The aim of MAMTA is to improve Child and Maternal Health outcomes for BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women in Coventry.

MAMTA began in Coventry in 2001, as a response to poor child and maternal health outcomes that were evidenced within BME groups in Coventry, when compared with the overall population

The Director of Public Health’s Annual Report has been published and a short film has been made which highlights projects in the city that are tackling health inequalities, including MAMTA.

Here’s the BBC 1 One o’clock news piece

Here’s the  programme piece on Radio 4  (followed by Sir Mike Marmot):

Positive Parenting Seminar

This is a new initiative between MAMTA ( FHLS) and the City Council as part of the Parenting Strategy.  Regular BME Women Only and Language Supported Parenting Seminars at FWT. Creche is available for children (ages 1-5). Please call MAMTA team on 02476 637 693 to book a place

 Those attending will go home with plenty of ideas (and a tip sheet) to help with ongoing support.To be held at FWT- A centre for women

70 -72 Elmsdale Avenue, Coventry CV6 6ES

on Friday’s at 11:00am – 1:00pm

5th July, 27th September & 6th December 2019

Refreshments will be provided

Please click the below link to view the leaflet in detail

Positive Parenting Seminars at FWT

Parenting Strategies

Please click the below link for parenting strategy

Task and Finish group parenting 30th January 2019

The Lord Mayor of Coventry John Blundell and the Lady Mayoress Lindsey Blundell presented our Maternity Services with a plaque today to celebrate being awarded Baby Friendly Accreditation from UNICEF. The MAMTA Programme were a supporting partner in the award  Congratulations to the team for their hard work and this amazing achievement!

We Have Supported More Than 23,100 Women Since We Started!

Giving every child the best start in life still remains a priority for the city. MAMTA staff support antenatal clinics; postnatal clinics; Parentcraft sessions at FWT; and work in partnership with midwives, health visiting teams and other health professionals in educating women on key health messages.

We work across community settings in target areas to educate women on child and maternal health, encourage women to access services and book early into maternity services.

During the last year, MAMTA outputs and outcomes included

  • 1228 users were supported at ante-natal & post-natal clinics
  • 76 workshops including Parent Craft were delivered
  • 104 MAMTA users started a Parent Craft course
  • 150 users were supported within workshops and community settings
  • 175 referrals were made to Infant Feeding and Smoking team by MAMTA

Noreen Bukhari – FWT Healthcare Manager

Noreen Bukhari


MAMTA helped me and I have acquired knowledge that I didn’t fully have which is helping me a lot. It was very encouraging,the support I had with language and cultural support

I wasn’t aware of the risk of cot death messages also how bad smoking and passive smoking is for me and also my baby. I always used to think that how embarrassing it is to breast feed and I see many women in this country bottle feeding but now my thinking has changed, after MAMTA advice

I will breastfeed my baby because I know the benefits of breastfeeding for me and my baby and will stop smoking

I feel confident and empowered after MAMTA advice, When I came to this country it was difficult for me. The health system is very different here and MAMTA helped me to learn more about the system and where to get further support and advice

Exceeding Expectations

Tapping into the city’s future aspirations, hopes and ambitions for its children and young people. This year the Director of Public Health’s Annual Report focuses on the city’s most important asset – its children and young people. The report looks at all the issues that make a difference in a child’s life – from conception to adulthood – and at the work being done across the city to help young people have a better life.

This film was a very useful way of illustrating the valuable services we have in Coventry, capturing some of the specialist services such as MAMTA – FWT, Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and the Infant Feeding Team, that support our children and families. Diverse groups, those with special needs and those from a variety of backgrounds were included, representing the makeup of our great city.