Petals has launched a new baby loss counselling service in partnership with Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust in London. From today, Petals counsellors will be able to support bereaved parents who experience the loss of a baby at St Thomas’ hospital by helping them to process the grief and trauma they have experienced, as well as supporting them through subsequent pregnancies.

Karen Burgess, our Chief Executive said:

“As one of the leading hospital trusts in London, we have been keen to work with St Thomas’s to establish our specialist counselling service.  We are therefore delighted that funding has been provided by Guy’s & Thomas’s maternity services and their charitable trust to take this project forward over the next 2 years. This enables Petals to extend our reach across Greater London and further meet the needs of bereaved parents who suffer the trauma of baby loss.”

Guy’s & St Thomas’ is the eighth hospital to partner with Petals to deliver a counselling service specifically for parents who have lost a baby.