Whilst Pause is not a specialist in women’s maternal mental health, organisationally we have a unique insight into how current services and processes impact women who have experienced – or are at risk of experiencing – the removal of children from their care.
In May 2021, Pause launched a report that draws on women’s experiences in the hope that the recommendations made are of use to services across the UK as they continue to consider the distinct groups who are often excluded from mainstream maternal mental health services.
Women’s experiences are often complex and traumatic. But their guidance for how services can improve showed that small changes can make a big difference. Their ‘top tips’ –some of which are below –can be used as a tool for teams to evaluate how services are delivered.
Please read the report and our suggestions for further reading on maternal mental health and on recurrent removals. If you would like any more information, please get in touch Roz Thomasoo, Knowledge & Evaluation Lead at Pause.
If you have any questions or queries please contact the Pause Communications Team by email on firstname.lastname@example.org