After receiving a grant from Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation’s Local Donors Fund, Home-Start North West Leicestershire recently provided ‘Mums In Mind’ (MIMs), an 8-week course supporting local mothers with post-natal illness.
Home-Start NWL has been offering support to families for 30 years and for 15 years to those with post-natal illness through MIMs.
The course covered how to develop coping strategies, helping with the baby-bonding process, as well as increasing the development of very young babies and the well-being of the whole family, including older siblings. A partners’ evening session was also held, as it can be forgotten they are also seriously affected by post-natal illness. A Health Visitor and Midwife co-facilitated each session, enabling the highest level of support to all attendees.
One of the mums said:
“‘Mums in Mind’ saved my life. I am more confident and happy, and feel I can be the mum I always hoped to be.”
The course was so successful the ‘MIMs’ mums have voluntarily planned to meet regularly for peer support.
For more information about this project, please contact Pamela Moretta, Scheme Manager at Home-start NWL on 01530 812327 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to help Home-Start or other charities supporting parents and children in the local community, contact Laura Grant, Director of Philanthropy at Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation: email@example.com & 07771 606 400.