Louis Theroux: Mothers On The Edge
In the UK, around one in five new mums experience a mental health problem before their baby’s first birthday, many for the first time in their life.
In this moving documentary, Louis Theroux spends time in two specialist psychiatric units, which treat mothers experiencing serious mental illness whilst allowing them to live alongside their babies. Immersing himself on the wards, he meets women who have been admitted with a range of serious conditions – including depression, anxiety and psychosis – often triggered by birth or the strains of motherhood. ■ Tomorrow, BBC2, 9pm