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Archive for October 2018

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Every day in the UK, 15 babies die during birth or shortly after. As well as my role managing our GriefChat service, I am also a bereavement care trainer for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. I go to hospitals and teach midwives, neonatal nurses and other health professionals how they can best care…

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What if every day was World Mental Health Day?

As another World Mental Health Day draws to a close, with all its hashtags, messages of solidarity and support, and the UK government announcing its appointment of a minister for suicide prevention, I find myself thinking: OK, but what happens tomorrow? I welcome any initiative that breaks down the stigma that has for too long…

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