Still A Mum provides professional counselling services to families and caregivers who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death in Kenya and other countries in Africa. We do this through individual and group therapy. Our counseling team is passionate about the mental well-being of family members including children.
Child loss is such a common and unfortunate experience that happens to most families in Kenya. According to a WHO report, Kenya is ranked at 151 out of 154 countries in newborn health with a rate of 21.8 stillbirths per 1000 births. Bereaved families struggle to cope after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. Unprocessed grief can lead to mental health conditions such as major depression, psychological trauma, anxiety, complicated grief disorders and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Still A Mum provides counselling services through individual and group therapy sessions to support the affected parents and caregivers to be aware of their feelings, acknowledge and process them, and to learn on healthy ways of coping with mental health conditions. We also create awareness on maternal mental health and the importance of seeking counselling services through public workshops. Additionally, we conduct training on respectful bereavement care for healthcare professionals.
Through counselling and psycho-educative talks, we support bereaved parents - empowering them to gain awareness of their emotional state, acknowledge and to process the presenting feelings. Psychologically stable people are able to resume normalcy in their daily activities and contribute to building their community. These parents are able go back to work, are more present parents, build healthy relationships with people and even to offer support to others who are struggling psychologically.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).