work with mums

This is our news page for our work with mums with low mood or post-natal depression (PND).

For more information about how we work with mums with PND, including case studies and quotes, and information on the benefits of using movement and other creative approaches to wellbeing for mums with low mood, go to With Mums projects page.


Make a Move supports BANES Health in Pregnancy sessions

We are now offering 30 minute tasters to pregnant women as part of BANES Health in Pregnancy Group Sessions. “The tasters include therapeutic movement delivered by specialist practitioners from local charity Make a Move, health …

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Inspiration for speaking at conference

They may not feel it’s their strong point, but Michelle & Sarah recently felt the fear and did it anyway – their thinking might give you some inspiration, too. Make a Move were very pleased to …

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Weaving the Cradle: new book features Make a Move

We have an author amongst us!  We are particularly proud of Sarah Haddow, our assistant CEO, this month (we’re always proud of her, of course). Sarah has co-authored a chapter in a book on therapeutic practices to support …

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Reflective practice & stats that speak for themselves

Make a Move are reflective practitioners Not everyone will know that, as well as delivering innovative, quality movement for wellbeing sessions to all sorts of groups, at Make a Move we also pride ourselves on …

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New Year 2017

Michelle, Make a Move CEO, and Sarah, assistant CEO, look forward to the year ahead

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Make a Move makes the news with the BalletBoyz!

A group of mums attending our Moving on Up course were delighted when two of the BalletBoyz dropped in. Mums from BANES attend the course to help them tackle their post-natal depression and low mood. The course …

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Sarah Haddow reflects on our 5th birthday

In our birthday month, Sarah Haddow, Make a Move’s resident Dance Movement Psychotherapist, reflects on our first five years. “We are five! First connections My journey with Make a Move began seven years ago when I …

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Message from founder Michelle Rochester on Make a Move’s 5th birthday 

“I am so very, very proud of what we have achieved over this first five years! Our practitioners are the cornerstone of our work. And the work we do inspires and challenges each one of …

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Article in Pavilion Dance South West

We are pleased to report that PDSW (Pavilion Dance South West) have published an article about our successful lottery funded project, supporting mums with post-natal depression. Pavilion Dance South West is the National Dance Development Organisation for …

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Lottery funding

Moving on Up!  project has been granted funding from the Big Lottery which means that this vital work can continue for the foreseeable future.  This is a huge step towards supporting Mums suffering from low mood.

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