Baby Loss Awareness Week9 Oct, 2019
Baby Loss Awareness Week
Sadly, the death of a baby isn't a rare event and it can happen to anyone. This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week, a campaign involving more than 60 charities which aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby death.
Over the coming days we will share stories from BTP colleagues who have experienced the loss of a baby and highlight the raft of support that is available for parents, wider family members and colleagues.
Lucy-Jane Milton is the driving force behind the awareness week in BTP. Last year her daughter Ellie was born asleep. Through grief and sadness, Lucy-Jane and her family set about doing something positive in Ellie's memory. You can read more about her story tomorrow.
If you're reading this while you're at work, please look at the Mental Health and Wellbeing area of the intranet for more information on Baby Loss Awareness week and links to useful resources. The campaign website is www.babyloss-awareness.org
We're supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week because it's important we not only signpost colleagues to the help that is available but play our part in encouraging an environment where we all listen to and look out for each other.
Losing a child is one of the most traumatic experiences a parent can go through. If you take one message from this week, it's that you don't have to struggle on alone.