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Family Support has been working with Young Mum Support Network (YMSN) to improve provision for young parents in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.

Earlier this year Family Support partnered with YMSN in order to extend services for young mothers. A big Mother’s Day launch was planned with gifts, pampering and advice sessions for young mums. However, due to the coronavirus lockdown these plans had to be scrapped and Family Support and YMSN had to go back to the drawing board to reconfigure how this new service would be delivered.

In order to reach families over lockdown YMSN team has been posting content weekly on Family Support’s social media pages as well as hosting a popular live session every Wednesday at 10.30am on Facebook.

Family Support Manager, Giorgia Trevisanello, said: “I am really enjoying collaborating with Fiona and Sarah from YMSN. They are professional, creative, thoughtful and they keep families at the heart of what they do.”

Fiona Small, founder of YMSN said: “During the Covid-19 crisis, Young Mums Support Network and Family Support have continued to work collaboratively to provide specialist help to young mothers in Hammersmith & Fulham.

It’s been challenging to adapt our services, but both Family Support and YMSN have been exploring the use of video content, social media and simple phone calls to offer consistent help and advice and ensure that no young mum is left feeling alone and isolated.

Young Mums Support Network has been providing regular one-to-one phone advice; helping young mothers with housing, parenting skills, issues with co-parenting, and supporting them emotionally to help reduce feelings of isolation.”

If you are a young mum in Hammersmith & Fulham, you can get in touch for one-to-one sessions with YMSN. Family Support and YMSN will also be putting on group sessions soon to help extend young parents’ networks.

You can join the YMSN team on Facebook live every Wednesday at 10.30am or get in contact for direct support by emailing contact@family-support.org.uk

Join Young Mums Support Network on The Mush Mums App

 

Connect with ‘Fiona’s Young Mums Chat’ group.

Details below how to download:

  1. Download the app
  2. Create a profile
  3. Click Groups
  4. Search groups
  5. enter ‘Fiona’s young mums chat’
  6. click Join.

This group chat is a great place where you can all stay connected with other mums and share information, ideas and support each other.

Mush Mums app is available to download at Apple App Store or Google Play store.