A lovely and welcoming Maternal wellbeing group aimed at supporting mums to be and mums, primarily in the first two years of having a baby, however Any mum looking for support is welcome
Stockport Snowdrops is a group set up in 2015 to support mums in the Stockport/South Manchester area who are struggling with low mood, anxiety and any other perinatal mental health issues.
The groups are run by local mums to provide support for others who may be finding things difficult. You don’t have to be referred or have a diagnosis. If you are finding the transition to being a mum tough then please just come along to one of our meet ups.
We meet in a comfortable room at St Mark’s Church Hall, Bredbury which has toys for the little ones and we provide tea, coffee, cold drinks and usually some yummy cake too. It is like an informal play group and there is usually between 10-15 parents.
Our group is every Wednesday during termtime between 10am and 11.30am.
You can visit the Snowdrops Website for more information.
Everybody needs a little help sometimes, and there are any number of things which might make parenting even more challenging, for example:
This is not an exhaustive list – whatever challenges you are facing, Home-Start can provide free, confidential support for as long as you need.
There is no ‘typical’ Home-Start family – if you are in Tameside, Oldham or Stockport and have a child under 5 years old, you are eligible to receive Home-Start support. Our families reflect the diverse communities we serve.
If you are referred or refer yourself for Home-Start support, you’ll be allocated a co-ordinator who will visit you for a chat to find our how best we can support you. We will then match you with one of our volunteers, who will visit you for a couple of hours a week and give you both emotional and practical help.
All our volunteers are parents themselves – it’s really important to us that you are supported by someone who understands what it’s like to be a parent. Our volunteers all hold an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate (formerly CRB check) and undergo full training before being matched with you.
The main referrers to Home-Start HOST are health visitors and professionals in the social care and child care sectors. Others include GP’s and those working in the fields of mental health, education and early years. We also accept self referrals from families directly.
To request Home-Start support, just give us a call on 0161 344 0669