MamaBabyBliss is a social enterprise and as part of our mission to support ALL women on their journey through motherhood, we are committed to supporting women who suffer from mental illnesses during pregnancy.
NHS Training Packages
We are working closely with the NHS and supporting them in their efforts to intervene and alleviate the onset and affects of post-natal depression and psychosis in mothers. We currently do this by training nurses in Mother and Baby Units in psychiatric wings in hospitals around the country, with our Mother and Baby Yoga and Relaxation techniques. You can find out more about the NHS training packages that we offer here. Visit our NHS training page.
NHS Wellbeing & Resilience Package
We are passionate about encouraging self-care not just those working in the parent and baby sector but EVERYONE which is why at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown we launched Wellbeing Wednesdays for NHS staff and all key workers. This is where you can book a session and enjoy a combination of mindfulness, yoga and other relaxation and self-care techniques to look after YOU. Find out more here
We have also put an NHS Support & Care package to support NHS staff who are still working on the frontline. This is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ for being so amazing and supporting others during COVID-19. Visit our NHS resources page.
To find out more about any of the above, please do drop an email to info [at] mamababybliss [dot] com.
Making a difference
Our journey working with the NHS begun when a group of our MamaBabyBliss Teachers and Therapists of the MamaBabyBliss Nottingham team regularly volunteered their time at the Mother & Baby Unit in Nottingham by running baby sessions and giving treatments to nurture the mums and babies in these units. The impact was profound both on the mother and the staff and is summed up powerfully by one previous patient on the ward:
I was lucky enough to benefit from a wonderful hand and foot massage when I was in the unit back in October. At a time when I didn’t feel like I deserved anything, let alone pampering, it was a challenge, but it helped me to start to change my attitude to myself. From self-denying and self-critical to appreciating what an enormous trauma my body and mind had been through following a long hospital stay, prior to and after my baby was born by C-section and after a really difficult/complicated pregnancy. I still struggle now with accepting that I deserve to be looked after, but when I think back to this ‘treat’ that I had in the MBU, it helps me to remember that my mental and physical health is every bit as important as my baby’s. Thank you MamaBabyBliss, Nottingham xxx
We are delighted to be able to make a difference to these mothers and babies and support the essential work that the amazing staff at the unit do.
Since then we have trained the staff in the Nottingham Mother & Baby Unit and half the MBUs and community perinatal mental health teams across the country in prenatal yoga, baby massage, baby yoga and head, hand and foot massage which enables the staff to share these therapies directly with the mothers and babies in their care.
To read about the impact that our work is having and the experience of one very brave mother who was in a Mother and Baby Unit, please read Rose’s blog post here.