Supporting expectant mothers and mums with infants up to two years experiencing emotional health and wellbeing difficulties
Becoming a mum can be an exhausting and daunting experience which might impact on your emotional health and wellbeing. The Mums Wellness Project offers an individualised 1-1 WRAP Programme to support mothers and expectant mothers to help manage difficult feelings and develop action plans to help them feel better.
Family to family meetings have restarted in line with COVID safety recommendations so our support workers look forward to meeting mums in person again. Meetings take place in a community based venue as close as possible to the mums' homes including some Share Start facilities and in Fermanagh House.
Announcing a new wellness project for children 0-3yrs and 11 – 13yrs
MindWise has a new service developed with CAWT in the SHSCT and WHSCT (Omagh & Fermanagh) areas. Support will be available for the parents and caregivers of 0 – 3 years olds and to 11 – 13 years olds and their parents / caregivers. MindWise will be recruiting for this service – see the link to recruitment on the MindWise website www.https//mindwisenv.org/
New funding announced for the Family & Mums Wellness projects
What is WRAP?
WRAP or Wellness Recovery Action Plan, is used world-wide by people who are dealing with all kinds of health and life challenges.
WRAP was developed by a group of people with mental health difficulties. They learned to identify the things that they can do to feel better and stay well. These personal resources are “Wellness Tools.”
You can use your Wellness Tools to help you feel better every day, to get well and stay well. For many people, using WRAP has resulted in recovery and long-term health.
WRAP Key Elements
- Wellness toolbox
- Daily maintenance plan
- Identifying triggers / Action plan
- Identifying early warning signs / Action plan
- When things are breaking down / Action plan
- Crisis planning
- Post crisis planning
Mums Wellness Support Group
Please note the Mums Wellness Support Group is currently on hold in accordance with government restrictions regarding mass gatherings due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
After completion of the 1-1 WRAP Programme mums can avail of the Mums Wellness Support Group. The Support Group is ran regularly within the local area throughout Fermanagh. Its an opportunity for women to come together in a safe and supportive environment for mutual support and strengthen social well-being.
Plans are in the pipeline to restart our group suport programmes. These will mainly take place face to face and we hope to cater for an online version for those who are either not comfortable joining a group in person yet or who have practical challenges for accessing outreach venues.
Keep an eye on our socials and website for updates on support group information.
For more details, ask your Mums Wellness Worker.
Contact for self referrals is Karren Miller-Carson
Practitioner / professionals:
Referrals are welcome through the Fermanagh Family Support hub coordinator, based in Action for Children
Tel: 02866324181 (Calls may be diverted during the covid restrictions and home based working requirement.)
Mums Wellness Project Report
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