Having a child is life-changing. We hear about the joy and the wonder these little lives create but what about the changes we weren’t expecting.
1 in 5 mothers suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental health problems during pregnancy or in the months after their baby is born – that is an estimated 140,000 women in the UK. When your baby or child is seriously ill, it can add even more stress and uncertainty to this time.
To help mums with children in hospital, Lucy Air Ambulance for Children (Lucy AAC) will offer a ‘Mum Matters Support Package’ to all the families they work with.
Will you support a mum this Mother’s Day? It costs £20 to support one mum. Donate here.
Each support pack includes:
- A support booklet with information about Lucy AAC transfers and medical teams, useful tips on having a child in hospital, mental and physical health advice and signposting to other helpful organisations.
- Access to a support group on Facebook
- Expert advice and continued supportfrom Nicola, Head of Service at Lucy AAC, throughout transfer and after.
- Peer-to-peer support with families who have been in a similar situation
The Mum Matters package aims to offer a wider range of support to help every family through this stressful time and help them transition in to a ‘new normal’ once they return home from hospital.
As mum, Melissa said, “One of the nurses said to us she believed Joshua progressed so quickly once we were back in London because we were calm and weren’t stressed. Being back home really helped our mental health which helped us care for our baby in the way he needed.” Read about Joshua’s quick recovery here: http://bit.ly/2BHOPaa
With Mother’s Day approaching, please donate as much as you can and help us support more mums, in more ways this year.