Thrive - Psychological support for birth trauma and loss

Date added: 15 December 2020

Looking after the mental health of pregnant women, new mothers and those who have experienced birth loss or birth trauma is a top priority of the NHS, who are now launching new Maternal Mental Health Services throughout England.

We are delighted to announce that the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) has been selected to be an Early Implementer site for the new service, as part of a testing phase taking place in all regions of England through 2021/22:

‘Thrive – Psychological Support for Birth Trauma and Loss’ is being piloted during 2021 in East Kent, as a joint partnership between the Kent and Medway Partnership Trust’s (KMPT’s) Specialist Psychologists in the Mother and Infant Mental Health Service (MIMHS), Specialist Mental Health Midwives at the East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) and Peer Support Workers: women with lived experience of birth trauma and birth loss. The service will provide psychological therapy, advice and support to women with moderate to complex mental health difficulties resulting from their maternity experience.