Charity Update

Charity Update

We are grateful for Dyan Sterling for her 2 years’ service as CEO of the Trust, which came to an end as a result of the decision to restructure the charity. We thank her very much for her contribution. We wish her well for the future. Following peer review of...
“Future Focus” Fundraiser

“Future Focus” Fundraiser

  The Covid-19 pandemic has been tough for all of us and we hope that you and your families are managing to cope in your circumstances. We mainly raise funds through events; both our cycling challenges and medical conferences. Through online versions of these, and...
Infant Mental Health Awareness Must Begin Before Birth

Infant Mental Health Awareness Must Begin Before Birth

During this year’s Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (7-13 June), we should remember that a baby’s mental health begins before birth, with the mother’s; both in pregnancy and postnatally. She is the biggest influence on her baby, although partners can of...
Council gives leave to staff suffering baby loss

Council gives leave to staff suffering baby loss

Barking and Dagenham is the first UK council to offer full-paid leave to employees who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth. The new policy offers a week off work to women who lose their baby at any stage in their pregnancy, as well as to partners of women...
Black Maternal Death raised in Parliament

Black Maternal Death raised in Parliament

Yesterday, the House of Commons acknowledged racial inequality in relation to maternal deaths. The discussion came about in response to a petition started by Tinuke Awe and Clo Abe calling for more research into why black mothers are five times more likey to die...
Mental health hubs to support new and bereaved mothers

Mental health hubs to support new and bereaved mothers

We are delighted to learn that new mental health centres will support new, expectant and bereaved mothers. The hubs will offer maternity services, reproductive health and psychological therapy. NHS England plans to open 26 sites by April 2022, beginning with:...