Our Projects

Working with Mums

Make a Move runs a very successful programme working with mothers with low mood or perinatal depression.

We offer virtual and in-person therapeutic courses for mothers with babies and small children who feel overwhelmed, stressed and anxious. 

Our courses give you space for yourself and chance to share your experience with others in a small group. We use movement, mindfulness and other therapeutic techniques. 

For our virtual courses, we recommend that you can get more from sessions if you are in the group on your own while your child is cared for by someone else.  

For our in-person courses, on-site childcare is provided. You will then be able to concentrate fully on yourself to find understanding about your situation and gain some new personal tools for coping.   

Courses will run for 8 weeks (excluding school holidays).

To register interest or for more information E-mail us at: makeamove@hcrgcaregroup.com or call on: 07592 103325

Mums – download our flyer below for full details of our virtual sessions.

Mums – download our flyer below for full details of our face to face sessions.

Health Visitors – download our flyer below for full details of our virtual and face to face sessions for Mums.

Benefits

Mums report an improvement in mood, emotional state, relationships, sleep patterns, and energy levels, which in turn give their babies an improved start in life.

Methods

Make a Move offers sessions of music, movement and therapeutic talking to help mothers recover from their depression.

Our Sponsors

Who keeps us going?

As a charity, we receive funding from several trusts and foundations:

In one year, we achieved the following from our work with mums:

· 90% of mothers report improved mood, enhanced coping strategies and less isolation

· 95% of mothers report strengthened relationships with their children

· Health visitors and BaNES Children’s Group staff report emotional and physical developmental progress in 80% of children

Sleep Meditation

We hope you will enjoy this relaxing sleep meditation led by our founder and CEO Michelle Rochester, complete with original music by our composer and music consultant, Brian Madigan. Treat yourself by downloading it below:-

By Michelle x

Contact us

For more information about our work with mums, please email makeamove@hcrgcaregroup.com

Hearts & Minds Partnership

Make a Move have signed up to the Hearts and Minds Charter, joining a growing community of grassroots VCS perinatal mental health services. https://heartsandmindspartnership.org/

I am very grateful to Make a Move for supporting me over the past year and particularly during my return to work. They have helped me in so many ways and I have enjoyed my family so much more as a result.

Mum of 2