Help at hand for post-natal blues

Published date: 07 February 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A COMMUNITY project aiming to support mothers and fathers affected by post-natal depression will be launched today.

Set up by the Wrexham-based charity Advance Brighter Futures, the Post-natal Recovery and Mentoring Service (PRAMS) scheme will hold an opening session in Caia Park this morning.

Organisers hope people struggling to come to terms with parenthood will turn up for support and advice.

Libby Gaskell, who will be running the PRAMS scheme, said: “Through our project PRAMS, we hope to help as many people for as long as possible.

“Through our one-to-one support and the support in group settings we offer, I really hope that the project will be able to reach out to those who really need our help.

“Post-natal depression is an important matter.

“I hope anyone who feels they may have post-natal depression could turn to us for support.”

Marc Jones, chairman of Caia Park Community Council, said: “The scheme is intended to help any new parent who needs support at what can be a very difficult time.

“Not everybody has those support networks available and the PRAMS service can fill that gap.

“There is an identified need in the area and the community council decided it was important to help with some funding.”

The launch takes place between 10am and noon today at the cafe in Caia Park Partnership Centre on Prince Charles Road.

There will be special sessions of baby massages, infant first aid, a kids' corner, cake stall and more information about the services PRAMS can provide in the community. Everyone is welcome.

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