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Coventry and Warwickshire Perinatal Mental Health Team in partnership with FWT are delivering the ‘Loss Pathway’.

Coventry and Warwickshire Perinatal Mental Health Team in partnership with FWT is running a pilot ‘Loss Pathway’.

The ‘Loss Pathway’ offers talking therapy and signposting for loss and trauma as well as peer support for those women who live in Coventry, Rugby, North or South Warwickshire and have experienced distress or moderate to severe mental health issues following a:

• Miscarriage

• Stillbirth

• Termination due to medical reasons

• Death of infant prior to their second birthday

Referrals to access the Loss Pathway, will be made by a professional for example a GP, Health Visitor, Midwife, or Community Nurse. The professional referring will need to facilitate the completion of the CORE10 to assess the level of distress before making the referral.

Referrals will be accepted up to 2 years since the loss, or if a woman is pregnant again and the previous loss is impacting on the current pregnancy to the level that the woman is experiencing moderate to severe distress. When working with mothers under the age of 16 we will work jointly with RISE or Family Nurse Practitioner.

We are unable to support women:

• Who do not live in Coventry, Rugby, North or South Warwickshire.

• Whose child has been removed from their care by social services.

• Who have not experienced a perinatal loss.

• Who are better served by accessing helplines, web-based support, support groups, bereavement counselling or another organisation offering talking therapy or mental health services within our geographical area.

• Who are so acutely distressed that they are deemed a risk to themselves or to others and/or need emergency psychiatric provision.

 For Acute psychiatric emergency, please refer to the Mental Health Access Hub 08081 966 798.

Loss Pathway Supporting women who have lost a baby

FWT in partnership with Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust, deliver a service to women who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health distress following the loss of a pregnancy or baby.  This service aims to be to be accessible, inclusive and trauma-focussed to ensure that women can access the right support at the right time. 

The Perinatal Loss Pathway offers psychological therapy, specialist midwifery, signposting and peer support for women people who live in Coventry, Rugby, North or South Warwickshire following a: 

  • Miscarriage
  • Termination for Medical reasons
  • Stillbirth
  • Neonatal or infant death prior to their second birthday.

The Peer Support for the Loss Pathway is based at FWT.  Peer Support provides 1-1 support to women and raises awareness on baby loss support through outreach.

Please contact at surinder.nagra@fwt.org.uk or 073 9950 4051

Referrals can be made to the Perinatal Loss Pathway by a health professional, for example a GP, Health Visitor, Midwife or Community Nurse, via the following link: Referral  link

Referrals can be accepted up to two years following the loss, or at any time following loss if the woman is pregnant again and the previous loss is impacting on mental health in the current pregnancy.

Contact by email at PMHT@covwarkpt.nhs.uk or telephone 024 7621 2176.