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Emotional Wellbeing
Antenatal and Postnatal Groups and 1:1 Support

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Pregnancy Wellbeing Support

 

 

Our free pregnancy wellbeing support group is a friendly, informal group of up to 8 attendees, offering a safe space to talk with others and find peer support.  It is facilitated by Jo Lederer, a qualified and experienced antenatal teacher and postnatal pracitioner with many years’ experience supporting mums and dads as they become parents, and Helen Hunt, a qualified antenatal teacher and experienced local midwife. 

 

What to expect

There are two groups, one for mothers in their first pregnancy and one for subsequent pregnancies.

The group for first time mothers meets on the second Monday of each month.

The group for mothers in their second or more time pregnancy meets on the fourth Monday of each month.

You can come to as many or as few sessions as you like.  There will be discussion/sharing as much or as little as you like and some relaxation/movement to finish with.

Groups are held at The Woodpecker, Evesham Road, WR7 4QL from 5.00-6.30pm.

Please email for referral form - info@becomingfamilies.co.uk

Your employer is obligated to enable you to attend.

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Wellbeing Clinic (One to One Support) 

 

At our lovely venue near Spetchley on the first Tuesday of the month.

(We are also able to arrange sessions at other times, as well as home visits, Zoom or telephone support. Dates and times dependent on availability).

Book an appointment to talk one-to-one to our experienced postnatal specialist, Jo, about any issues or worries you are experiencing after having a baby.  

What might an appointment include?

A session will be completely tailored to your needs. You may find that just one session is all you need, or you may choose to have a number of sessions to support you as you negotiate your way through a challenging period.  You may need to talk about something specific that is troubling you, or you may want to talk very generally about how you're feeling. 

Some of the common areas we support with are: difficult or traumatic birth experiences, low confidence, anxiety, low mood, bonding difficulties, understanding your baby(ies), signposting/referring to specialist services.

Birth Reflections

 

Birth, feeding and early parenting experiences can be challenging.  For some, the experience leaves them feeling hurt, confused, disappointed, numb, anxious, traumatised.  We can offer a birth reflections session to mums and dads/partners who feel they would benefit from telling their story, being listened to, and supported in reflecting on what happened and how they feel.

Talking can really help.

Please note that this not a clinical birth debrief or a trauma treatment. Please ask your midwife, health visitor or GP if you feel you need more specialist support. We can talk to you about these options.​​

Babies up to a year old are welcome to attend with you.

For more information, or to request a self-referral form, please email:

info@becomingfamilies.co.uk

This clinic is generously funded by The Eveson Trust

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Postnatal Emotional Wellbeing Support

Our relaxed and friendly support groups are free to attend and meet at our lovely venue near Spetchley

The second and fourth Tuesdays of the month

10.30-12.00 for mums with crawling/mobile babies up to age 2

1.00-2.30pm for mums with pre-mobile babies​

Aimed at women experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties in the postnatal period, the groups offer a supportive and nurturing space to talk openly with others in a similar situation. The group is free to attend

The group is facilitated by Jo Lederer, Becoming Families' Postnatal Specialist and supported by a volunteer with lived experience of postnatal mental health difficulties.

For more information, or to request a self-referral form, please email:

info@becomingfamilies.co.uk

This group is generously funded by the National Lottery, The Saturday Hospital Saturday Fund and Comic Relief.

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