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.
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.