Mindful Mums helps pregnant women and new mums in the London Borough of Bromley to look after themselves during what can be a challenging period of their lives.
Mindful Mums are free groups for women to learn how to stay resilient and emotionally well, develop confidence and social connections during pregnancy and in the first year of birth.
Groups take place at Children and Family Centres across the borough.
Crèche facilities are available on a first come, first serve basis for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years old. Crèche places need to be booked before the group date. Young babies can be brought into sessions with support from a Support Worker available.
- Self-expectation versus reality.
- Explore the myth of a ‘Perfect Mum’ and changes in identity since becoming a parent.
- Self-image and media pressures.
- Discuss ways of improving confidence.
- Changing dynamics with partners, friends and family.
- Identifying ways in which you can maintain and improve relationships.
- Building your support network and breaking the routine.
- Ways of improving your daily lives with the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
- Managing Stress, Tiredness and Worry.
- Learn a mindfulness technique.
What One Mum said about the Groups
“Attending the group has been very beneficial to me.
It was really interesting and helpful meeting such a range of friendly women who were expecting or had recently had their first, second or third baby and sharing our thoughts and worries about motherhood.
We talked through some really pertinent topics and together, we came up with simple and effective ways to help alleviate stress or anxieties…
… I have been able to put some of the relaxation or calming techniques into practice and it has been so helpful in alleviating anger or frustration.
Thank you so much for the group.
I highly recommend it to any mother of young children or expectant new mum.
Upcoming Mindful Mum Session Dates
Castlecombe Children & Family Centre, Castlecombe Road, Mottingham, SE9 4AT (Map)
Mondays, 11.30am – 1:15pm
19th June, 26th June, 3rd July, 10th July and 17th July 2017
Blenheim Children, & Family Centre, Blenheim Road, Orpington, BR6 9BH (Map)
Thursdays at 9:30am to 11:15am, starting 22nd June
Burnt Ash Children & Family Centre, Rangefield Road, Bromley, BR1 4QX (Map)
Mondays at 11.30am to 1.15pm
11th September, 18th September, 25th September, 2nd October and 9th October 2017
Community Vision Children & Family Centre, Woodbine Grove, Penge, SE20 8UX (Map)
Thursdays at 11:30 to 13:15
21st September, 28th September, 5th October, 12th October and 19th October 2017
Book to Secure Your Place in a Group
Places in groups are limited, must be booked in advance and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To make sure all mums, babies and children are provided for at the groups, please register for a place using the form below.
07764 967933 / 020 3328 0363