Our Ambassadors

Zoë Tapper is an actor and writer. Her many film credits include: Stage Beauty, These Foolish Things, Blood, and Zoo. She has had leading roles on stage; her performance in Othello at The Globe being described by The Guardian as “A Desdemona to Die for” and she has worked extensively on the small screen. From showgirl Ellen Love in Mr Selfridge, to her RTS Award nominated performance in Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky, post-apocalyptic drama Survivors, Liar and more recently The One and hit ITV detective series, Grace.

Zoë Tapper

“I am a mother and actress living and working in Greenwich. I have been an advocate of the incredible work that MumsAid do, since discovering first-hand the shocking lack of support available to women during the perinatal period. After recovering from my own debilitating experience of postnatal depression, I was thrilled to be able to help MumsAid to secure a Children In Need Grant to develop their services. I continue to feel passionately about the need to spread the message that with the right support, women can and do recover, but there’s still a long way to go to address the stigma that still surrounds this illness in our society. The support that MumsAid provides is quite literally life changing for the women and families that they help, and it remains to this day, one of my proudest roles to act as their Ambassador.” Zoe x

Dr Gertrude (Trudi) Seneviratne OBE, MBBS, FRCPsych

Trudi is the Consultant Adult and Perinatal Psychiatrist (2001-current) and the Clinical Director (2019- current) South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).  She is lead consultant for the specialist perinatal services and for children’s safeguarding at the Trust, directing the multidisciplinary team in the assessment and management of women who experience a mental illness either during pregnancy or in the postnatal period.  She is the Clinical Director for Psychological Medicine Clinical Academic Group and has contributed to the development of national guidelines and protocols for perinatal mental health services in UK. Her other roles have included:

Registrar, Royal College of Psychiatrists 2020 – current
Chair , Perinatal Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists (2016-2020)

Having supported MumsAid as a Trustee for more than 7 years, Trudi is now stepping down from that role but is going to continue as an Ambassador, helping to spread the word about our vital work to support mothers with their mental health.

“I have really valued being able to support MumsAid over the years and am delighted to continue supporting in whatever ways I can in my new role as an Ambassador.”