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Perinatal Conditions Archive

Maternal Mental Health Care Expands in Gloucestershire

Maternal Mental Health Care Expands in Gloucestershire

Mental health care and treatment for new, expectant and bereaved mothers in Gloucestershire is being improved and expanded as part of a national initiative to enhance support for women who have birth related trauma and mental health difficulties. Gloucestershire is...

New App Launched to Support Herefordshire Dads

New App Launched to Support Herefordshire Dads

Dads in Herefordshire and Worcestershire can now prepare for parenthood with a new online resource called DadPad, because babies don’t come with an instruction manual! DadPad is an information pack developed by dads for dads is helping fathers in Herefordshire and...

Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service Launched In Herefordshire

Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service Launched In Herefordshire

An event at the Kindle Centre marked the launch of the new service. Clinicians from 2gether explained how the service will operate and the impact it will have on the lives of women who develop (or relapse from) a serious mental health condition either during pregnancy...

Maternal Mental Health Week – Linda’s Story

Maternal Mental Health Week – Linda’s Story

I fell pregnant with my daughter Bobby in November 2016 after a miscarriage the previous August. Although the miscarriage made me slightly more anxious about my pregnancy, overall my pregnancy went very smoothly and I looked forward to meeting my baby. At exactly 42...

Maternal Mental Health Week – Rebecca’s Story

Maternal Mental Health Week – Rebecca’s Story

Immediately following the birth of my first child, I suffered with severe anxiety and OCD. It was like a veil coming down as soon as I delivered him, feeling no emotion when he was put in my arms, just a numbness. The early days felt like permanent jet lag and with...

Zoe shares her story for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Zoe shares her story for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This is the story of my recovery from an eating disorder. I don’t pretend to speak for all people with eating disorders. I am sharing my own personal experience in the hope that it will provide some insight into what it can be like to suffer from this illness; also,...

Whose Shoes? Give your feedback on perinatal mental health care

Whose Shoes? Give your feedback on perinatal mental health care

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging new parents to share their experiences of mental health care in an innovative workshop this month. The ‘Whose Shoes’ event is a brilliant opportunity to bring together parents with lived experience and those working in...

Stress: Are we coping?

Stress: Are we coping?

Stress is the focus of a series of events being held to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 14 to 20. Alex Burrage is Clinical Lead for ²gether’s Let’s Talk service, which supports people experiencing mental health conditions such as anxiety,...

Digital Therapy Now Available Through Let’s Talk

Digital Therapy Now Available Through Let’s Talk

If you’re experiencing stress, anxiety, depression or similar issues, there’s now a new way of getting support through digital therapies on the NHS. Let’s Talk is the local psychological therapies service provided free to anyone aged over 18 and registered with a...

What is postpartum psychosis?

What is postpartum psychosis?

Postpartum Psychosis is an episode of severe mental illness, which can occur very rapidly after a woman has given birth, even if they have no previous history of mental illness. The mother is most at risk of developing this illness in the first six weeks after she has...

Funding Secured for New Perinatal Service

Funding Secured for New Perinatal Service

Pregnant women and new mums in Gloucestershire are to benefit from nearly £1.5M funding that will improve specialist community mental health support for women, their babies and families. NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with partners...

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