Mummy and Me Movie Nights
Young Leaders Libbie and Kolea brought young mums together for support and relaxation in their community.
Through their own experiences and speaking to other young mums, Libbie and Kolea found that having very young children can be a lonely time. There were few spaces that were just for young mums and could find no open access stay and play groups that were aimed at young mothers in the local area. It can also be intimidating going to baby groups and stay and play activities with older mothers. The sessions provided activities for both children and their mothers with a children’s film shown each week. Alongside this, there was soft play, musical toys and arts and craft activities. The evenings also provided specific support for mums, including learning about healthy eating, employment/training/education support, CV writing, and access to counselling services.
5 young mums attended the sessions along with their children, bringing them together in a new refreshing environment to meet and make new friends. The mums were able to talk about their issues and aspirations comfortably while supporting and listening to eachother, building a greater sense of community among them.
Libbie would like to more more events like this for young mums in the future.
Young mums brought together
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About the Project
Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.