South Coastal Early Years Services has a FREE Perinatal Mental Health Support Group for new mums, based in Baldivis.
Unlike regular playgroups, the Perinatal Support Group is facilitated by a trained counsellor. Highly trained Crèche staff will also be available to care for the babies, allowing Mums to connect with other Mums and receive information, education and support in a relaxed environment. They are always willing to answer questions or give advice to mums dealing with developmental issues with their children.
There will be a variety of activities throughout the program, from creative and fun to educational, with visiting trained Child Nurses providing information and strategies for Mums to help with feeding, sleeping, behavioural and other issues.
Mums are encouraged to share the challenges of new motherhood and gain support, help and wisdom from each other.
Members of the group who feel they may benefit from some one-on-one counselling can be referred to trained Perinatal Mental Health counsellors at South Coastal Women’s Health Services in Rockingham.
The group is free, and creche services are $5 per session. If you are interested in joining this new Mums Group, please call 9550 0900 to book a place for creche.
This is just the first of many services we are hoping to hold in Baldivis, and we look forward to bringing more services to the area in the future.