Little Bluebells helping mums and dads in Torbay and South Hams

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 17th July, 2018

Working in partnership with Bluebell Care, Little Bluebells was set up to support parents with their emotional wellbeing, during pregnancy and after birth, up until two years post-natally, in the Torbay and South Hams areas.

Little Bluebells Torbay is funded by our Little Something Fund* and Comic Relief.

Bluebell Care was established seven years ago and is based in Bristol. They have won positive practice mental health awards and receive funding from Sports Relief, Comic Relief and the National Lottery.

Without the access to charitable funds at Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Little Bluebells wouldn’t have been able to provide its vital group programme, which gives mums the skills and strategies to cope.  The hope is that by meeting together with other people in a similar situation and having some valuable ‘me time’, the women can begin to feel more positive about life as a mum and realise they are not alone in feeling the way they do.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust Occupational Therapist Selina Moore said: “Little Bluebells is so important for the women of Torbay and South Hams. Our service provides a comfort zone to mums who are experiencing feelings of sadness, panic, loneliness, frustration, irritation or anger as result of antenatal or postnatal depression and anxiety”.

Funding for this service is so important, which is why Selina with a group of people being supported by Little Bluebells and staff took on the John Musgrove Trail 54k challenge in June 2018 to raise money for Little Bluebells.