catriona.2014.2Community Mothers are volunteers who use their experiences as mothers as well as local knowledge to support and encourage new parents. All visits take place in the parent's home and the service is free. There are many reasons why parents use Community Mothers: You may feel isolated in your community because you have no family/friends nearby; You may be finding it difficult to adjust to the life of being a parent; You would like to know what is happening in your local community but don't know where to start!
 
How does the programme work? If you have at least one child aged between 0 and 5 years you can request a Community Mother to call by asking at the ante-natal clinic, asking your Public Health Nurse, Practice Nurse or G.P. or by contacting the programme offices directly. What the Community Mother will discuss with you will centre on your needs as an individual and as a parent. Trained Community Mothers have excellent knowledge of activities and services in your area, particularly those for parents of young children.
 
More information can be found at http://www.cmums.ie/
 
Thanking You.
 
Catriona.

FREE Triple P Parenting Prog - Teenagers

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   FREE Triple P Parenting Programme

For Parents of Children

in 6th Class, 1st Year and 2nd Year

8 week GROUP programme (4 weeks where we meet for 2 hours each week followed by 3 weeks of phone calls & final week where we meet back together) The Programme gives you tips and strategies to help parents cope positively with the challenges of raising a teenager.

This programme looks at

  • Ways to build a stronger relationship with your teenager
  • Tips to reduce family conflict
  • Strategies to manage problem behaviours
  • Ways to support your teenage to become more independent and to stay safe
Date Time Location
Tuesday 29th September 8pm – 10pm WCD, Mullingar
Thursday 1st October 10am – 12pm WCD, Mullingar

Bookings and Information.

To book your place call the Midland Area Parenting Partnership Office at 090 6434070 you can ring, book in online or look at our website www.triplep-parenting.net           or call/text Anne on 086 8062095

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FREE Triple P Parenting Prog - 0-7 yr olds

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FREE Triple P Parenting Programme For

Parents of Children 0-7 Years in Mullingar

8 week GROUP programme (4 weeks where we meet for 2 hours each week followed by 3 weeks of phone calls & final week where we meet back together) The Programme gives you tips and strategies to help manage your child’s behaviour, build positive relationships and prevent the kinds of problems that make family life stressful.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 29th September 2015 10am – 12pm WCD, Mullingar

The WORKSHOP gives you a good understanding of positive parenting and offers plenty of ideas to make parenting easier. The Workshop lasts 2 hrs delivered locally in Mullingar. These sessions will be dealing with common parenting issues including:

Topic Time Location
Dealing with Disobedience

Tuesday   8th September 2015

10am – 12pm or 8pm -10pm

WCD, Mullingar
Developing   Good Bedtime Routines

Tuesday   8th September 2015

8pm – 10pm

WCD, Mullingar
Managing Fighting and Aggression

Tuesday   8th September 2015

10am – 12pm

WCD, Mullingar

Bookings and Information

To book your place call the Midland Area Parenting Partnership Office at 090 6434070

you can ring, book in online or look at our website www.triplep-parenting.net

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Community Mothers in 2013

Community Mothers are volunteers who use their experiences as mothers as well as local knowledge to support and encourage new parents. All visits take place in the parent's home and the service is free. If you have at least one child aged between 0 and 5 years you can request a Community Mother to call by asking at the ante-natal clinic, asking your Public Health Nurse, Practice Nurse or G.P. or by contacting the programme Coordinator, Caitriona Corcoran on 044 9348571 or by email cccorcoran@westcd.ie .

Community Mothers was funded under the Family Support Initiative of the HSE 2013.

Home Visiting Service

During 2013 47 families were referred to our service. In total 64 families were in receipt of a home visit during 2013. Our service carried out over 800 individual visits. The Community Mother Service is provided predominately in Mullingar and Athlone areas, but also includes the surrounding towns of Kinnegad, Rochfortbridge, Killucan, Moate, Glasson and Ballymore areas. By the end of 2013 the number of Community Mothers trained and providing a service to families rose from 16 to 18. 

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Baby Massage-a-thon

        

From Left to Right: Anne Pettit with baby Emily, Vrushali Sethiya with baby Kaushal, Catherine Desmond with baby Emma, Aine Macken with baby Caoimhe, Sinead Eganwith baby Sam and Linda Brennan with baby Colm.

During Irish Baby Massage week (October 21-27) babies around the Mullingar and Athlone area celebrated this important week by joining other babies and mums at the local Baby Massage-a-thon run by Community Mothers. During 2012 the national tally reached over 1,800 babies massaged in classes within that one week.

        

Pictured from left to right Denise Nolan with baby Bobby, Sandra Carey with baby Dan, Emma Harte with baby Fintan, Ruth O’Donoghue with baby Adam, Rebecca Eivers with baby Tilly, Nollaig Mitchell with baby Holly, Rose Seberry with baby Connie & Susan Mitchell with baby Charlie

The benefits of massage are abundant and they last a lifetime, from easing wind and constipation, colic relief and helping digestion to regulating sleep and enhancing bonding. The classes give you the opportunity to meet other parents and have some one-on-one time with your little one in those precious first few months, and most of all they're fun! Westmeath Community Mothers is a service provided by Westmeath Community Development and is funded by HSE.

For more Information contact Catriona 086 0442354 or visit www.cmums.ie

          

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