Mums in Mind Group

Mums in Mind is a peer to peer support group for mums with babies under one who are experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety and/or isolation.

We run sessions in 8 week blocks in different locations around North Somerset where mums are supported by Home-Start workers and trained volunteers to enjoy tea, toast and supportive chat alongside mindful craft activities for mum and baby play area supported by our wonderful volunteers.

The 2018 groups run for 8 weeks from the following dates:

Tuesday mornings from 20 Feb at Portishead Children’s Centre
Wednesday mornings from 27 June at Clevedon Children’s Centre
Wednesday mornings from 10 October at Portishead Children’s Centre

Mums are welcome to attend from all over North Somerset and where a mum can’t get to group easily we endeavour to provide mum with a trained volunteer who will drive her to and from group each week.

Mums need to be referred to Home-Start via a care professional or via self-referral using the form at the bottom of this page on our website

Once we have received your form we give mum a call about our group and home visiting service followed by a home visit to chat through which options of support might be best for mum’s own situation.

If you are unsure about whether to refer in to the group or would like to discuss the group more please contact Karen, Julie or Sally at Home-Start North Somerset on 01934 419 396 or email or use our Contact us page

Mums in Mind is a funded by Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group until March 2019 and we hope to gain further funding to build and expand this much needed service in North Somerset beyond this.


These are just some of the things mums have said about what they have got out of coming to group:

“Having a safe, relaxed environment to come to once a week has been amazing”

“Relaxation, meeting other mums and babies, lovely keepsakes, confidence to go to other groups”

“The self care art today made me realise, I am doing a good job as a mother”

“I feel like I’ve just lost my social skills and so it’s nice being in a group where you can just ‘be’ and don’t have to make small talk”

“It’s been nice to do crafts and relax knowing my baby is playing [thanks to the volunteer support in group]”

“It’s nice just to be able to sit down and talk to adults”

“Being able to semi-switch off has also made such a difference to my mood as I don’t really get time out at home”

“The difference between this group and other groups is that it feels like a safe place and everyone’s in a similar space”

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