Supporting local Perinatal Mental Health Service with new equipment

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently donated 4 tablet devices to the Betsi Cadwaladr UHB’s Perinatal Mental Health Service, which supports women who develop mental health problems during pregnancy or after giving birth.

These tablets will enable the team’s specialist staff to use a psychological therapy called Video Interactive Guidance to help new mums develop a secure attachment with their baby. The therapy involves the filming of new mums interacting with their baby, before a microanalysis of the video footage is used to devise recommendations on how they can improve the bond.

The innovative therapy is particularly effective for women who are suffering from depression, anxiety and low confidence.

Louise Williams and Emma Adamason from BCUHB's Perinatal Mental Health Service with Pat Smailes and Neil Moreton from the Sue Moreton Foundation.jpg

Trustee Pat Smailes, who works as a Community Midwife in Colwyn Bay said:

“Sue would be thrilled to know that the charity we set up in her name was supporting new mums experiencing mental health problems. She was passionate about supporting women who had post-natal depression and she often had a special connection with these women. She would always go the extra mile to follow up on them and make sure they were ok.

“New mums certainly aren’t as frightened to disclose that they are struggling with their mental health anymore, because they know that there is support available.
“As a health service we’re getting better at providing that support and I’m delighted that the charity has been able to fund this additional equipment, which goes above and beyond what the NHS is able to provide.”
The Trustees of TSMF would like to thank all of our followers and supporters for making this donation possible.

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