New community mothers program launched in Cockburn, Kwinana

The Community Mothers Action Team, which helped develop the program.
The Community Mothers Action Team, which helped develop the program.

A PROGRAM offering support and assurance to new and expectant mothers has launched in the southern suburbs.

Connecting Communities for Kids recently launched the new Community Mothers Program in Cockburn and Kwinana, giving 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 info@connecting4kids.com.au for more information.