Mums Wellness Project

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.

Due to the covid 19 situation, support and WRAP sessions are provided by telephone or ZOOM. However, a hard copy of the WRAP booklet is available by post if requested to ensure you and your support worker can address the various topics that are of benefit to you the mum.

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

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation has awarded £2000 to MindWise for use across the Family & Mums Wellness projects in recognition of the services provided and ongoing need identified. In particular, the NI based trustee who nominated the projects is alert to the increase in mental health challenges the covid situation has brought to families in general. The money will go towards further support programmes for the families with 5 - 11 year old children, expectant and new mums. 
 
 
 

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 Weekly Drop In

Please note the Mums Wellness Weekly Drop in is currently on hold in accordance with government restrictions regarding mass gatherings due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The Mums Wellness Project offers a weekly Drop In for mothers and expectant mums availing of the service. An opportunity to get out of the house and meet other mums along with your baby.

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.

A monthly Support Group is held the last Tuesday of each month. A chance to have some time away and have a mummy moan and a laugh with other mums.

For more details, ask your Mums Wellness Worker.

Referral pathway

Self referrals:

Contact for self referrals is Karren Miller-Carson
Tel: 07720594983
Email karren.miller-carson@mindwisenv.org

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

To see the full Mums Wellness Project Report click the button below: 

Mums Wellness Project Report 2020