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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Organisations offering activities and support. For local information go to Coronavirus Information,
Home But Not Alone phone line: 0800 876 6926,
or go to Community Action Suffolk to see how local groups can help isolated people.

Me Myself and Baby

Coronavirus Support
  • 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’ You Tube 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 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.
General Details

A new perinatal support service aimed at pregnant women and new parents in Ipswich and East Suffolk. An exciting new partnership between Suffolk Libraries, Suffolk Mind, Children’s Centres, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Get Me Out of These Four Walls.

Maternal mental illness affects up to 20% of women and covers a wide range of conditions. If left untreated, it can have significant and long-lasting effects for women and their families. The aim of the project is to help reduce isolation and improve emotional wellbeing for new parents.

Who to contact

Name
Ruth Sparshott
Position
Perinatal Mental Health Project Assistant,
Email
memyselfandbaby@suffolklibraries.co.uk
Website
https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/about/news/me-myself-and-baby-suffolk-libraries-launches-new-perinatal-support-service

Where to go

Area served
Ipswich, East Ipswich

Other details

Age Groups
Adults
Last Updated
22/07/2020

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