“Made me realise I am doing a good job and others go through exactly the same thing.”
Bromley Mindful Mums offers free groups for women to learn more about looking after themselves, staying emotionally well, developing confidence and social connections during pregnancy and in the first year of birth.
Bromley groups take place at Children and Family Centres across the borough.
Crèche facilities are available on a first come, first serve basis for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years old. Crèche places need to be booked before the group date. Young babies can be brought into sessions with support from a Support Worker available.
Groups are led by trained volunteers with their own personal experience of looking after themselves during pregnancy and the first year of birth.
“Has reduced my anxiety level by meeting other mums with similar difficulties. More aware of my own need for ‘me’ time.”
- Self-expectation versus reality.
- Explore the myth of a ‘Perfect Mum’ and changes in identity since becoming a parent.
- Self-image and media pressures.
- Discuss ways of improving confidence.
- Changing dynamics with partners, friends and family.
- Identifying ways in which you can maintain and improve relationships.
- Building your support network and breaking the routine.
- Ways of improving your daily lives with the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
- Managing Stress, Tiredness and Worry.
- Learn a mindfulness technique.
What One Mum said about the Groups
“Attending the group has been very beneficial to me.
It was really interesting and helpful meeting such a range of friendly women who were expecting or had recently had their first, second or third baby and sharing our thoughts and worries about motherhood.
We talked through some really pertinent topics and together, we came up with simple and effective ways to help alleviate stress or anxieties…
… I have been able to put some of the relaxation or calming techniques into practice and it has been so helpful in alleviating anger or frustration.
Thank you so much for the group.
I highly recommend it to any mother of young children or expectant new mum.
Upcoming Bromley Mindful Mum Session Dates
Cotmandene Children & Family Centre, 105-107 Cotmandene Crescent, St Paul’s Cray, BR5 2RB (Map)
Mondays 11.45am – 1.30pm
The course runs for five weeks on these dates: 2nd , 9th , 16th , 23rd and 30th September 2019.
Community Vision Children & Family Centre, Woodbine Grove, Penge, SE20 8UX (Map)
Thursdays 11.45am – 1.30pm
The course runs for five weeks on these dates: 5th , 12th , 19th and 26th September, and 3rd October 2019.
Update 8/8/19 – Fully booked. Waiting list in operation.
Blenheim Children & Family Centre, Blenheim Road, Orpington, BR6 9BH (Map)
Thursdays, 11.45am – 1.30pm
Meeting for 5 sessions on: 7th November, 14th November, 21st November, 28th November and 5th December 2019
Book to Secure Your Place in a Group
“Excellent course, I have enjoyed every minute of it. The ladies running the course have been amazing. Thank you!”
Places in groups are limited, must be booked in advance and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To make sure all mums, babies and children are provided for at the groups, please register for a place using the form below.