Birth trauma and/or birth loss - which services can offer psychological help?

If someone is experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of birth trauma and / or birth loss, but has not received any help to date, there are a wide range of services that can provide therapies, support and advice to people and their families.

Publication date:
01 March 2021
Date range:
March 2021 - March 2022

Referral to Thrive

Referrals can be made by contacting the team on 01227 768928 who can provide the referral form and details for submission.

At this time, self-referrals are not accepted.

Upon referral to Thrive, the clinical psychologist and specialist midwives will triage all cases. Triaging will involve determining
which service set out above would be most appropriate in providing care and treatment to each particular person, based
on their clinical presentation.

The specialist midwives work closely with the above services to understand which would be most appropriate to provide the care needed, with regular case discussions taking place.

What will happen if the referral to Thrive is accepted?

If it is determined that Thrive is the most suitable service to offer support and/or treatment to the person, a joint assessment including a risk assessment with the clinical psychologist and specialist mental health midwife will be offered, following which a plan of care will be formulated with each person, based on their needs.

Initial assessments will take place either face to face or online as appropriate. Four community venues are available in East Kent for face to face appointments to take place.