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Peer Support Worker wins award for her outstanding care supporting grieving families!

Published: 13/03/2023

You may remember a story we featured a few weeks back of Peer Support Worker, Nicola Klein who was nominated for a Mariposa Trust award after dedicating years of her life to supporting grieving families following perinatal loss. It is a pleasure to announce today that Nicola has won a Special Recognition award for her commitment to supporting grieving families across Birmingham and Solihull!

Nicola, who works for our Maternal Mental Health team, attended the star-studded Mariposa Trust award ceremony on Saturday 11 March with her husband and loved ones proudly by her side.

The annual award ceremony is designed to recognise excellence in bereavement care and looks to acknowledge the incredible service and care bereavement midwives, bereavement nurses and other bereavement specialists provide.

Nicola received a Special Recognition award in the category of the Archie Bereavement Professional of the Year. It was presented to her by Actress and Charity Ambassador, Kym Marsh, whose son Archie passed away during pregnancy, and who the award is named after.

Nicola said: “I am completely blown away with the love and support I have received from my team and the Trust. I never imagined I would win an award. It is an honour to support the service users through such a difficult time in their lives and not something I expected recognition for. To win this award means so much to me. I would like to thank everyone who supports me to achieve what I do and for giving me the opportunity to make a difference.”

More information about the Mariposa Trust and the award categories can be found via their website, www.sayinggoodbye.org/mariposa-awards-results-2022

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Nicola Klein with her award
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Nicola Klein