INSPIRE is an integral element of the family support which Community Intercultural Programme provides to BME Communities.

INSPIRE is a maternal support programme designed to help mothers with children under 5yrs of age from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. The programme has been developed from needs identified by BME mothers and will include; one to one support; group activities; advice sessions and the introduction to appropriate support services that will improve their social integration and develop personal resilience to cope with the challenges of maternal well-being.


Programme Content:


  • Weekly parent & toddler group
  • One to one support
  • English classes
  • Resilience training
  • Baby massage
  • Home visits
  • Information sessions
  • Volunteering
  • Family Trips
  • Family events
  • Integrative counselling


Programme Outcomes


  • Developing a sense of belonging
  • Improving knowledge of support services
  • Developing new skills
  • Improving personal resilience to cope with challenges


Besides impacting positively on a mother’s general health and well-being, INSPIRE seeks in a friendly, supportive environment, to help mothers develop coping mechanisms that will make their experience less challenging.


Within INSPIRE there are opportunities for mothers to take ‘time out’; be part of a friendship group; be listened to and to share their experiences with people who understand their journey in a non-judgmental fashion.

Inspire is supported by Comic Relief as part of the funder’s Maternal Mental Health Initiative & the Southern Health & Social Service Trust.