Mindful Mums

Lewisham Mindful Mums wellbeing group

“I really enjoyed this course. The material and course leaders were brilliant. Courses like this are so important for mums. It is good to know you are not alone and that there is support in the community.”

We have supported 161 mums in our first year.

Lewisham Mindful Mums helps pregnant women and new mums in the London Borough of Lewisham to look after themselves during what can be a challenging period of their lives.

Lewisham Mindful Mums groups are free for women to learn how to stay emotionally well, develop confidence and social connections during pregnancy and in the first year of birth.

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.

“It’s by far the best course I have been on in my three years of parenting.”

Topics Covered


  • Self-expectation versus reality.
  • Explore the myth of a ‘Perfect Mum’ and changes in identity since becoming a parent.

Body Image

  • 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.

Moving Forward

  • Managing Stress, Tiredness and Worry.
  • Learn a mindfulness technique.

What Mums have said about the Groups

“I have never been around people so open and honest about their mental health issues.”

“It has been fantastic – the facilitators have been inspiring and caring.”

“It’s the first time I’ve felt real in a long time.”

Upcoming Lewisham Mindful Mum Session Dates

Ladywell Children’s Centre, 30 Rushey Mead, SE4 1JJ (Map)
Tuesdays, 12.30pm – 2.15pm
25th February, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March 2020
Update 22/1/20: Fully booked – waiting list in operation

Eliot Bank Children’s Centre, Thorpewood Avenue, Forest Hill, SE26 4BU (Map)
Fridays, 10.30am – 12.15pm
28th February, 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March 2020

Ladywell Children’s Centre, 30 Rushey Mead, SE4 1JJ (Map)
Tuesdays, 12.30pm – 2.15pm
21st and 28th April, 5th, 12th and 19th May 2020

Clyde Children’s Centre, Talverton Street, Deptford, SE8 5NH (Map)
Fridays, 10.30am – 12.15pm
24th April, 1st, 15th, 22nd May 2020

Book to Secure Your Place in a Group

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.

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Jane Hall
07850 639818