Bedfordshire and Luton service opens to help people with trauma and birth loss Bedford News

The service is open to anyone who has experienced the trauma of losing a baby

Ocean is a new therapeutic mental health service specifically for women who have suffered the loss of a miscarriage, medical termination, neonatal death or stillbirth or other type of life experience. traumatic birth.

To coincide with Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week in May, the service is hosting a region-wide online webinar on Friday, May 6, open to members of the public and healthcare professionals.

The webinar will be fully interactive and allow people to ask questions or talk about their experience and explain how people can access the service and what kind of support they can expect to receive.

Dr Amada Spong, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Head of Ocean in Bedfordshire and Luton, explains why such a service is needed and what she and her team hope to achieve: “The experience of a loss of birth or Trauma can be devastating at any time in life, but often people will feel they have no choice but to struggle on their own If they are lucky they may have family or friends who support them. But we are here to say that there is professional help available.

“Most importantly, people shouldn’t feel like they have to struggle alone.”

The Ocean service caters to people living in the community and offers therapeutic support that has been shown to have a positive impact on the vast majority of people who access it.

Dr. Spong continues: “The key is to seek help as soon as possible.

“We do our best to offer an initial assessment within 28 days of the first contact with a person.

“We welcome people from all walks of life and are committed to the principles of equality and inclusion. This includes people who identify as LGBT.

“It’s Perinatal Mental Health Week in May, so an important time to raise awareness about this issue. We look forward to welcoming people to our webinar and then when they can learn more about the service and what we do. »

For more information and to register for the May 6 Ocean webinar, visit the website.

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