SureStart Ards Programmes


Mellow is an intensive, therapeutic programme for mums who have experienced additional stresses in their own lives. This may include depression, anxiety, addiction, domestic violence, poor bonding, or social work involvement in either mum or child’s lives.
Mums whose child is aged 0-18 months will be invited to attend Mellow Babies, while those whose child is aged 18 months – 3 years can attend Mellow Toddlers, although both programmes have a similar format.
During the morning the children are cared for in the creche while the mums take part in a therapeutic session where they will address the issues they have experienced in a safe environment.
After this, parents and children will particapte in a fun activity together.
Lunch is provided and parents and children eat together.
In the afternoon the children will return to the creche while parents participate in a child development workshop. Depending on the size of the group, the afternoon may conclude with a short relaxation session.
Transport is available for any family who need this.
For further information about the programme please contact our Health Visitor, Georgann on 91819722.

  • Suitable for:Mums with a child aged 0-3 years who have experienced additional stresses in their own lives
  • Duration:14 weeks (session runs 10.00am-2.30pm each week)
  • Creche:Yes

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