Lewisham Mindful Mums helps pregnant women and new mums in the London Borough of Lewisham to look after themselves during what can be a challenging period of their lives.
Lewisham Mindful Mums groups are free for women to learn how to stay 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.
Groups are led by trained volunteers with their own personal experience of looking after themselves during pregnancy and the first year of birth.
- 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
Ladywell Children’s Centre, Rushey Mead, Ladywell, SE4 1JJ (Map)
Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11.15am
19th September, 26th September, 3rd October, 10th October, 17th October 2017
Bellingham Children’s Centre, 109 Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, SE6 3HB (Map)
Fridays from 9.30am to 11.15am
22nd September, 29th September, 6th October, 13th October, 20th 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.