Our Projects

Working with Mums

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

We have moved to online using Zoom.

You are invited to join our interactive, therapeutic sessions with other mothers who have babies and small children and 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. 

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.  

You will then be able to concentrate fully on yourself to find understanding about your situation and some new personal tools for coping.   

Courses will run for 8 weeks. We have spaces in five different options from 24th November 2020.

Tuesday morning 11 am – 12 pm

Wednesday morning 11am – 12 pm

Wednesday afternoon 2 pm – 3 pm

Wednesday evening 8 pm – 9 pm

Thursday morning 11 am – 12 pm

Please note that there will be a break for the holidays between 18th December 2020 to 3 January 2021 inclusive.

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

Download our flyer below for full details of our sessions for Mums.

We’re sharing 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:-

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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.

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

Contact us

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