CONNECT FAMILY SUPPORT
Settling in a new country and to a different culture can produce ‘culture shock’, especially for young mothers who are attempting to navigate their pathway through pregnancy and the first years of bringing up their child.
Our Connect Family Support programme aims to aims to provide opportunities for BME mothers to both develop new friendships and informal support networks in which their voice is heard and their input will shape project delivery. The programme also provides a level of enjoyment, empowerment and the opportunity for positive interaction outside normal living environments thus building personal resilience.
Connect has been developed from needs identified by BME families and include; one to one support; group activities; information sessions and the introduction to appropriate support services that will improve social integration and develop personal resilience to cope with the challenges of maternal well-being.
The services consists of three project elements