Posts Tagged ‘#MatExp’

Reflecting on 2016: Did I Blossom?

It seems like only five minutes ago that I was creating my Stellar story and publishing my post about why I had chosen ‘Blossom’ as my word for 2016. I had procrastinated about writing this post. I wasn’t sure if I could be bothered: I wanted to look towards the future, to leave the sorrows […] Read more…

Be A Stormtrooper

Create change! Make a difference! Be a radical! Be a stormtrooper! Yes, you read that correctly. No, not a Jedi. A stormtrooper. Yes, that feels counterintuitive, but hear me out: if you have seen Star Wars The Force Awakens, you will remember Finn. We are introduced to Finn as FN-2187, but during a massacre on […] Read more…

Stories That Dismay As Well As Inspire

At yesterday’s Women’s Voices conference among the many interesting speakers there was one phrase in particular that stood out. Stories that dismay as well as inspire. This quote is by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, from her book with a title that will no doubt be familiar: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History. During the Q&A I […] Read more…

A New Job!

I am delighted to announce I have a new job! As of Monday (October 3) I’ll be Communications and Social Media Manager at NHS Horizons, which is currently part of NHS England. The Horizons Group aims to support staff in health and care to think differently about how we do things, to lead to better […] Read more…

The First Nobody’s Patient Pilot Workshop

The first Nobody’s Patient pilot workshop was held last Friday, and was a resounding success. Nobody’s Patient is an extension of the maternity experience (#MatExp) project, looking at three key groups: Women who are seriously ill during pregnancy and birth; Families of babies who need neonatal or paediatric care; Families whose babies sadly die before, […] Read more…

Why We Need To Improve Perinatal Mental Health Support

We need to improve perinatal mental health support. With mental ill health remaining a taboo subject, experiencing mental ill health carrying a stigma, and mental ill health constantly misunderstood this all mental health services suffer from chronic underfunding and insufficient investment in terms of dedicated resources. Perinatal mental health is too often at the bottom […] Read more…

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