Working with Mums
Make a Move runs a very successful programme working with mothers with low mood or perinatal depression. Mothers are referred by their health visitor, agency or can self-refer via this website by emailing KatieMonkshaw@makeamove.org.uk. We run courses all through the year across Bath & North East Somerset.
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.
Moving On Up! offers sessions of music, movement and therapeutic talking to help mothers recover from their depression.
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
For more information about our work with mums, please email KatieMonkshaw@makeamove.org.uk
“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