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Access to specialist mental health support for bereaved parents after baby loss.

Submitted by Sarah Andrews on Friday 18th September 2020

Published on Tuesday 13th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 13th April 2021

Current Signatures: 936
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Access to specialist mental health support for bereaved parents after baby loss.

Petition Details

Bereaved parents who develop psychiatric illnesses are struggling to access timely mental health support. We urge the Government to fund specialist psychological support for bereaved parents, that is currently only available to mothers who have a living baby after child birth.

Additional Information

In September 2019 our baby daughter sadly died. We were informed by our perinatal team that because our baby died we were no longer under their remit. We have since been diagnosed as suffering from PTSD due to birth trauma.

Maternity, perinatal and mental health services should not exclude bereaved parents who need access to good quality psychological support on the NHS.


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