YoungMumsAid

If you are:

  • aged between 16 and 21 years and are pregnant or have a baby under 2 years old
  • finding being a new parent difficult
  • feeling anxious or depressed

YoungMumsAid is here to help.

YoungMumsAid is a unique service providing specialist counselling and support for pregnant and new mothers aged up to 21 years living in Greenwich. Supported by Children in Need, the free weekly therapy sessions help young mums with:

  • managing anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
  • the ability to cope as a new parent
  • reducing feelings of loneliness
  • strengthening their relationship with their baby

Based in children’s centres across Greenwich, YoungMumsAid includes a free creche so you can bring your little ones.

Beth's story

“Eighteen-year-old Beth was referred by her baby’s social worker because she was struggling to cope, her confidence was low and she felt she was not good enough for her baby. Beth was living in temporary accommodation having been ‘kicked out’ of home when she got pregnant and her friends had drifted away, leaving her feeling rejected, lonely and isolated.”

“Beth recognised her tendency to withdraw and not let anyone know when she was feeling low. Through counselling she realised that this was a way of protecting herself. Starting to open up to someone she trusted challenged this assumption and showed her that sharing her worries really helped. She began to feel more positive about reconnecting with people.”

“Over time Beth reported an improvement in her mood and anxiety levels. Her confidence as a mum grew and she found she was enjoying her baby much more.”

“The counselling helped me feel more positive about opening up to people and I feel proud of myself for coming through such a difficult time.” Beth

Get in touch

If you would like to receive support from YoungMumsAid and are not attending any other counselling, then get in touch with us. We welcome referrals from mums and their families, as well as referrals from GPs, midwives and other health and social care professionals.

To make a referral just click on the button below and complete the form. This form will open up as a separate Word document.

A member of the YoungMumsAid team will get in touch with the mother within five working days to explain the next steps and provide more information about the first counselling appointment.

Referral form