Here at British Mums we understand how difficult life can sometimes be. Juggling the responsibilities of motherhood, marriage, our careers and life in general is no easy feat. We know there are days when it all becomes too much, especially given the current uncertainty and complete shift in routine.

Therefore, we’ve decided to partner with Nightingale’s Health Services, a private home care provider with nurses, midwife’s and physiotherapist’s. Nightingale’s is licensed by Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA) and with their team of experts they can provide you with the necessary support and guidance during difficult times. You can reach the team at Nightingale on 800 UAE who will be able to offer advice or recommend a specialist.

Offering services similar to those of a British Health Visitor, Nightingale’s was established in 2016 by British Mum and qualified nurse, Anna Mellor. Nightingale’s has got an amazing team that works so hard to make this company one of the best in Dubai and we’re very happy to be working with them in order to give you access to specialist care and advice.

Your mental health and wellness

The team from Nightingales are well connected and can put you in touch with some of Dubai’s most important mental health and wellness experts such as those listed below.

LightHouse Arabia

The LightHouse Arabia is a community mental health and wellness clinic providing quality psychological and psychiatric care to children, adults, couples and families.

Located in central Dubai, The LightHouse brings together an international team of licensed psychologists and psychiatrists offering a range of treatments. The LightHouse is also home to the Raymee Grief Centre, which provides free grief support services to anyone living in the UAE. The modern, friendly clinic is an ideal setting where you’ll feel safe and confident to explore your mental health and emotional issues.

If you’re feeling particularly low and depressed, contact them on 04 380 2088 or visit their website.

Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC)

The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) is the first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE for women and children, victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. It was established in July 2007 to offer victims immediate protection and support services in accordance with international human rights obligations.Getting out of an abusive relationship is not easy, however,help is available. Learn how to protect yourself and seek your options, always be prepared and careful.

If you feel trapped in an abusive relationship and need help, contact DFWAC tollfree on 80011 or visit their website.

The Psychiatry and Therapy Centre

At The Psychiatry and Therapy Centre counsellors and psychotherapists offer treatment with medications and talking therapies to help you. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching to help with conditions like anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, depression, childhood issues and relationship issues.

To find out more call 04 422 1606 or visit their website.

Quality healthcare services especially for mums

Nightingale’s also provides a whole range of quality health services especially for mums! From maternity care and night nursing, post-natal / post-caesarean care, baby care & babysitting, sleep training and childcare services (and much more!), you’ll have professional and reliable support which is paramount to giving you peace of mind during those early days a new mum.

Pregnancy care services is a primary feature of Nightingale’s as providing 24/7 care for mothers of newborns is essential for her speedy recovery. Nightingale home nursing can also provide specialised care for babies who were born prematurely. In the case of premature birth, they only assign nurses who have been trained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). These specialised maternity nurses are experts in providing the specialised care that a premature baby requires.

All nurses have been specially trained in baby care. They can guide and help you with weaning, bathing, breast feeding and aspects of baby care to enable you to establish a routine for you and your family. All Nightingale home nurses are basic life support trained and place child safety as paramount during home babysitting service. Their priority is to give the family peace of mind that their child or children are safe and happy while under the care of a Nightingale babysitter.

Meet the team

Nightingale’s has got an amazing team that works so hard to make this company one of the best in Dubai! CEO, Anna Mellor, founded Nightingale Health Service’s in 2016. Being a nurse and a mother, she saw a gap in the market for good quality community home care.

Head Midwife, Malin Ghavami, is a Swedish nurse and midwife with experience from working in Hospitals and the community. Malin’s passion is small babies and to help mothers and babies to get the best start as possible together after delivery.

Public Health Specialist, Louise Cremonesini, has worked clinically at some of the UK’s leading hospitals. She has a special interest in maternal wellbeing, gastro oesophageal reflux disease and public health interventions.

Anna and the team will be sharing lots of super advice on tips in the coming weeks about Post-Natal Depression and other equally important topics.

To find out more call 800 UAE (823) or 04 320 3847 or visit the Nightingale Health Services website for more.

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