Home-Start Cotswolds

Helping parents give their children the best possible start in life

Reconnect Group for Mums

July 1, 2017

This year our trustees agreed to fund and pilot a group in the North Cotswolds for mums with mental health needs. For 8 weeks each Thursday morning, eight mums have been attending the Reconnect Group. With little ones settled in a funded crèche, the mums spend the next 2 hours getting to know each other over coffee, cake and craft. They have tried out activities to help with wellbeing such as yoga, pilates, massage as well as discussing issues such as sleep, relaxation and food for mental wellbeing. Everyone attending has been so supportive and accepting of each other and there is a lovely atmosphere; sometimes quiet and peaceful and at times loud with laughter! An evaluation will be completed on the project with a view to running more in the future.