Psychological Support & Therapy to People who have had a Traumatic Maternity Journey
Lancashire and South Cumbria Reproductive Trauma Service – A new service offering support and psychological therapy to people who have experienced a traumatic event connected to their maternity journey has launched.
The Lancashire and South Cumbria Reproductive Trauma Service will begin to accept referrals from patients:
- With a moderate to severe mental health issue as a direct result of birth trauma.
- With a severe fear of childbirth (tokophobia).
- With a moderate to severe mental health issue as a direct result of perinatal loss (includingearly miscarriage, recurrent miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, termination of pregnancy for any reason, parent infant separation at birth).
- The service has been co-produced with women and men with a lived experience of reproductive trauma to gain a better understanding of their needs. Peer support coordinators will be employed to match up women and fathers or partners and co-parents with an appropriate volunteer to provide additional support.Staff have enhanced skills and knowledge to allow them to deliver specialist assessment and evidence-based psychological interventions in line with NICE guidance. This includes psychological education, psychological support, groups and a range of psychological therapies using an integrated approach in order to provide the most appropriate treatment for the individual.
- For more information visit Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership :: Reproductive Trauma Service (healthierlsc.co.uk) https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/MentalHealthSupport-1/reproductive-trauma-service