Alongside the Parenting support and counselling and parenting support I facilitate several Free to attend support groups in Christchurch, which are open to everyone and are entirely independent of my private work.
Inspired by the Continuum Concept, Tribal Mamas Dorset (TMD) is a group of mothers who support mothers to respond to biologically normal infant behaviour.
There is a virtual support group on Facebook, that also meets in Christchurch, Dorset on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, please check the Facebook group or call to check times before attending.
The Positive Birth Movement is a grass routes movement spreading positivity about childbirth via a global network of local groups, linked up by social media. The movement aims to encourage women to raise their expectations of childbirth by challenging the culture of negativity and fear that exists around birth.
At the meetings we share positive birth experiences alongside information about choices and rights in childbirth.
The Positive Birth Movement does not hold one kind of birth up above another.
It believes that any kind of birth can be positive and that it is up to the woman to decide where and how she has her baby.
There is a virtual group on Facebook and we meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10am-12pm. All expectant parents and parents are welcome, please join the Facebook group or call before attending.
Life After Birth (Birth Trauma Christchurch) is a peer support group for Parents, (Dads who have been affected are welcome too), who have experienced Birth Trauma or have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth. The group provides a safe space for you to share your experience without judgement and meet others who may have had a similar experience.
The group is not designed to be a replacement for professional therapy.
All of the groups meet at Christchurch Community Partnership which is easily accessible via public transport. The meeting room is a 10 minute walk from Christchurch train station, just a few minutes walk from the town centre where there are several bus stops and a Pay and Display Car park immediately opposite the building.