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.
Due to COVID-19 we are unsure when the new 2020 Mums' Zone programme will commence but if you are interested to be involved whether it be a participant, an ambassador or a partner organisation please get in touch with Cathy Carr.
Mums' Zone Intervention Impact (PDF, 7 Mb)
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 2019-March 2020 in Slough and Wokingham. There will be a new programme from September onwards in Slough and Wokingham.
Contact Cathy Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
What Mums Are Saying About Mums' Zone
"I love this"
"The £2 price point is great, even £5 is just not achievable."
"It's nice to go to a group with my baby but the focus is on me and my wellbeing"
Mums' Zone Ambassadors Needed
There may be opportunites for friendly positive women to be part of the new Mums Zone programme taking place in Slough and Wokingham as volunteer ambassadors.
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
And most importantly being the weekly friendly face for the mums and their babies!
What you get:
- Free training opportunities
- Expenses/mileage covered
- Can participate in Yoga session (if there is space)
- Experience supporting new health and wellbeing programme
WHERE & WHEN?
For more information contact:
Healthy Communities Manager (Berkshire East)
- 07912 178652