Our wellbeing service
Family Lives offers a new borough wide perinatal support service for new and expectant parents living in Camden. The service will offer support for parents who are experiencing isolation to improve emotional wellbeing. We will work closely in partnership with Children’s Centre's/Family HUB partners, midwifery, health teams and mental health services. Whether a first child or new brother or sister, our perinatal service will work with mums and dads during the pregnancy and up to 24 months after birth, the perinatal period.
How we will support new parents and expectant mothers
The team of locally recruited volunteers peer supporters will visit parents in the family home as well as contact via texts or MS Teams. They will also offer a listening ear to help ease the demands of parenthood and support the couple relationship. Our range of volunteers speak several community languages too. The aim of this is to:
- Improve mental health and wellbeing of new parents
- Reduce social isolation of families
- Increase self-confidence of parents
- Support a positive relationship between parents and their baby
- We welcome mums and dads to our own parenting groups and signpost to local services and resources.
Get in touch
If you are a professional and know a family who would benefit from this programme or are a parent who’d like to know more, get in touch by emailing Lana or call 07713 708524. Find us on Facebook too for news and updates. If you would like to make a referral to this service, please fill out this online referral form.
Watch our video to find out more about our project