Still A Mum unveiled their Wellness Center in efforts to expand their work of supporting families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
Speaking on the launch, founder Wanjiru Kihusa said the new center will enable Still A Mum to offer dedicated counseling throughout the week and even on weekends. In the past, individual counseling could only be done on Fridays and support group sessions on Saturdays due to space constraints. The Wellness Center put together by Still A Mum in partnership with the Facebook Community Leadership Program is located at Office C2, Branton Court on Ndemi Lane off Ngong Road.
The Wellness Center will now offer the following services:
Child loss support
Losing a baby is the most devastating experience a parent can have. Parents who have lost a baby at whatever age need all the support they can get.
Physical Support Groups Individual Therapy
Saturdays Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm Time: 8am to 5pm
11am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm
Loss and Grief Counseling
This caters to those who have faced loss through different forms right from death of a loved one, divorce, employment, property or a relationship.
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays
8.00am to 5.00pm
Child and adolescent Counseling
Children need help navigating life and dealing with loss of a loved one, bullying, identity crisis among other common issues.
8.00am to 5.00pm
1 in 7 women suffer postpartum depression. These women can benefit from coming together and finding healing together.
Physical Support Group
3.00pm to 5.30pm
Virtual Counseling Platforms
Still A Mum will continue to offer virtual counseling to the families handling loss of a child that live outside Nairobi. This will be done through phone counseling, WhatsApp Support Groups and chatting on social media platforms.
Still A Mum will also offer other services to the community such as:
- Training the Community on the basics of handling loss and grief and how to support those who are grieving.
- Training health practitioners on Respectful Bereavement Care to patients going through loss.
- Training Counselors on the basics of grief and bereavement therapy and psychological debriefing during loss.
- The Mama Zawadi Initiative that seeks to educate pregnant women, new mums and their partners on the basics of pregnancy, labor & delivery and postpartum care.
Further Still A Mum extended their communication lines by adding 2 additional phone numbers. To make the center easier to these are the phone numbers:
Admin matters: +254 743 708 336
Counseling related matters: +254 719 629 787 or +254 787 331 353
“Mental Health is extremely important, and I am excited because this center is the next step to providing exceptional counseling services to families at a subsidized cost” Wanjiru Kihusa added.