TALKWORKS celebrates World Maternal Mental Health Awareness Day

Posted by Victoria Walmesley on 3 May, 2023

Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day. Becky, one of our perinatal champions, is at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's Centre for Women's Health to raise awareness of how TALKWORKS can support new and expecting parents to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

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TALKWORKS offer a priority service for women who are pregnant or who have a child under the age of 2. The talking therapy service can provide support for new and expecting parents who are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, suffering from low mood, having sleepless nights or struggling with stress. Therapy is available in a variety of formats including; 1-to-1 sessions with an accredited therapist, group therapy, wellbeing workshops, online self-help via SilverCloud and live text-based therapy

TALKWORKS has a number of perinatal champions within the service, who are accredited clinicians that are passionate about raising awareness of perinatal mental health support. The team recently gave an interview on their role as champions and why they chose to work in the service. You can read the interview here.

Our perinatal champions will be running a Wellbeing in Pregnancy and Beyond workshop on Wednesday 10 May at 11:30 where participants will be able to learn a range of tools and techniques to look after their wellbeing during their transition into parenthood. If you would like to find out more about this workshop, or to book your place, please call 0300 555 3344 (our phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am - 4:45pm) 

You can access help from TALKWORKS if they are struggling. As the service is part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, all treatment and support is available free of charge. You can refer yourself to the service by calling 0300 555 3344 or by completing an online self-referral form on our website.

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