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Scheme To Help Parents Experiencing Post-Natal Depression

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 6th, 2014.

A scheme designed to help new parents experiencing post-natal depression is set to be launched this month.

The Post-natal Recovery And Mentoring Service (PRAMS) scheme, which is run which is run by the Wrexham-based charity Advance Brighter Futures, aims to support new mums who are living with post-natal depression.

Funded by Caia Park Community Council, PRAMS will offer support to new mums through both group and one to one sessions.

Council chairman Marc Jones said: “The scheme is intended to help any new mother 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 official PRAMS launch will take place between 10-12am on Friday at the cafe in the Caia Park Partnership on Prince Charles Road.

A number of sessions will take place throughout the morning, including a demonstration of infant first aid. Alongside this a cake stall, kids’ corner and further information on services will also be provided.

Libby Gaskell, who runs 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, and I hope anyone who feels they may have post-natal depression could turn to us for support.”

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