Mindful Mums

 

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.

Topics Covered

Identity

  • Self-expectation versus reality.
  • Explore the myth of a ‘Perfect Mum’ and changes in identity since becoming a parent.

Body Image

  • Self-image and media pressures.
  • Discuss ways of improving confidence.

Relationships

  • Changing dynamics with partners, friends and family.
  • Identifying ways in which you can maintain and improve relationships.

Connecting

  • Building your support network and breaking the routine.
  • Ways of improving your daily lives with the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Moving Forward

  • Managing Stress, Tiredness and Worry.
  • Learn a mindfulness technique.

Biggin Hill Mindful Mums group

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.

Invaluable experience.”

Upcoming Mindful Mum Session Dates

Clyde Children and Family Centre, Alverton Street, Deptford, SE8 5NH (Map)
Tuesdays 12:45pm to 2:15pm
7th November, 14th November, 21st November, 28th November, 5th December 2017

Beecroft Garden Children and Family Centre, Beecroft Road, Crofton Park, SE4 2BS (Map)
Fridays 12:45pm to 2:15pm
10th November, 17th November, 24th November, 1st December, 8th December 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.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Telephone (required)

Number of dependent babies/children and their ages (required)

Additional notes or message

 

Telephone

Marie McCormack
07850 639818