Community mothers group launch

Justine FawcettConnecting Community 4 Kids Blog

Our new community mothers group offers support and assurance to new and expectant mothers. The program gives local women who are pregnant, have a newborn or who are caring for young children under two access to one-on-one support. Under the program, mothers can self-refer to be matched to a volunteer Community Mother, who is specially trained by the Curtin University School of Nursing and who will work alongside the mother to share their own experiences and build parenting confidence.

Connecting Community for Kids partnership director Jane Miller said volunteer Community Mothers offered emotional, educational and physical support. “They are not expected to offer health advice, but will be the link back to community and have a referral pathway on hand to help families access the required professionals,” she said. 

Mothers must live within the City of Cockburn or Kwinana to participate. Call 0429 904 324 or email for more information.