Me, Myself and Baby
is a new perinatal support service aimed at pregnant women and new parents in
Ipswich and East Suffolk.
The service is a partnership
between Suffolk Libraries, Suffolk Mind, Children’s Centres, Norfolk and
Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Get Me Out of These Four Walls. The project is being funded by Suffolk
Community Foundation through Realising Ambitions – East.
The project aims to help reduce isolation and improve emotional
wellbeing for new mums. The four key areas of the project will initially
- An email support service for mums and dads struggling with their wellbeing. A safe and
confidential place to write down thoughts and feelings and receive help, guidance
and information. Anyone affected can email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone counselling will be available for parents who contact the email address but require
additional support. A referral can be made for eight free 50-minute sessions of
telephone counselling, provided by Suffolk Mind.
- Stay at Home and Play will provide play ideas for babies and toddlers. Parents can
access videos with examples via Suffolk Libraries’ YouTube channel. Activities
are free or low cost, giving ideas on how to use everyday items in the home to
create fun and nurturing invitations to play.
- Peer support for mums
and dads who contact the Me, Myself and Baby service will be invited to online
coffee mornings. These will offer a relaxed and informal opportunity to meet
people in a similar situation, share experiences and chat.
The ‘Me, Myself and Baby’ project is available to pregnant women and
parents of children under 5 in the Ipswich and East Suffolk Area.
information email email@example.com