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Mums' Zone

Mums' Zone is a holistic health and wellbeing intervention targeting inactive mums at risk of poor mental health. It aims to improve mental health and wellbeing by offering a programme (approx. 2 hours per week for 26 weeks) of physical activity and health and wellbeing support, messaging and signposting as well as an opportunity for mums to get together in a comfortable setting to aid social networking and peer support. A lot of research has been done highlighting the positive impacts of physical activity on both physical and mental health and studies have shown that mothers who seek help for perinatal mental health issues have better outcomes for themselves and their child.

Being a new parent can be a challenging time, and the most common health problem after someone has had a baby is a mental health problem, most often depression. Add to this the fact that the most likely time in anyone's life for having a severe mental health problem is the first few weeks after birth, and you can see why the emotional wellbeing of new mums is so vital. Research has shown that the effects of the mother's mental health both while pregnant and after birth, on their children's mental health can have an impact years into the future. With a strong link between maternal mental health and children's mental health, Mums' Zone provides a service to support mums with non-walkers. (Source NHS)

Mums' Zone is taking place from September in Slough and Wokingham.

Contact Cathy Carr cathy.carr@getberkshireactive.org for more information and to apply

Mums' Zone Ambassadors Needed

We're looking for friendly positive women to be part of the new Mums Zone programme taking place in Slough and Wokingham from September!

Are you passionate about helping support local mums with their wellbeing?

Various free training opportunities and travel expenses included.

The ambassadors can get involved in a wide range of areas including:

  • Offering peer support
  • Helping take registration
  • Offering health and wellbeing advice (training provided)
  • Supporting with the babies when the activity is taking place
  • Capturing mums stories and progress

What you get:

  • Free training opportunities
  • Expenses/mileage covered
  • Refreshments
  • Can participate in Yoga session (if there is space)
  • Experience supporting new health and wellbeing programme

And most importantly being the weekly friendly face for the mums and their babies!

WHERE & WHEN?

SLOUGH:

Mondays - Monksfield Way Children's Centre, Monksfield Way, Slough, SL2 1QX

From Monday 9th September

9.45am-12.15pm

Friday's - Penn Road Children's Centre, Penn Road, Slough, SL2 1PG

From Friday 13th September

9.45am-12.15pm

WOKINGHAM:

St Crispin's Leisure Centre, London Road, Wokingham, RG40 1RE

Day: Monday's (starts Monday 9th September)

Time: 9.45:00-12:15

The Rainbow Centre, Rainbow Park, Winnersh, Wokingham, RG41 5SG

Day: Friday's (starts Friday 14th September)

Time: 12.45-15:15

FREE training

Volunteers are required to attend a FREE health and wellbeing training day which will cover more about the programme, including; behaviour change, mental health and motivational messaging.

Wednesday 4th September – 10am-2.30pm: St Crispins Leisure Centre, RG40 1RE Wokingham

Thursday 5th September – 10am-2.30pm: Monksfield Way Childrens Centre, SL2 1QXSlough

! DBS is required and will be provided free of charge. Volunteers are required to complete the paperwork before the intended start date with support from a member of the team (i.e. GBA or Places Leisure)

For more information contact:

Cathy Carr – cathy.carr@getberkshireactive.org or Alison Morrow – alisonmorrow@pfpleisure.org

Cathy Carr

Cathy Carr

Healthy Communities Manager (East Berkshire)

Telephone
01628 472851 / 07912 178652

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