MumsAid is a non-profit organisation providing free and low cost counselling for women experiencing mental or emotional difficulties during pregnancy or after having a baby. We are committed to removing the barriers that often prevent women seeking help by challenging the stigma that surrounds postnatal depression (PND) and by raising awareness about the symptoms, impact and treatment. We also provide consultancy, clinical supervision and training to professionals on all aspects of perinatal mental health as well as support on providing non-stigmatising services.
We offer perinatal and postnatal counselling to women living within the Royal Borough of Greenwich. We offer a 12-week intervention based on a recommended therapeutic approach (NICE Guidelines 2014) that has been shown to be effective in:
- Increasing the well-being of mothers who are experiencing PND
- Increasing confidence in parenting skills
- Improving the bond between mother and baby (if this is an issue)
We are committed to challenging the stigma that often surrounds PND and is responsible for many women not seeking the help and support they need.
We accept referrals from all health and social care professionals. We also accept self-referrals.
Our Counselling sessions are currently held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at a number of Children’s Centres and community venues in Greenwich and we are looking into expanding into others.
We also have a YoungMumsAid project, funded by Children in Need and this is aimed at mothers under the age of 21.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Jessica Svejdar
- Contact Position
- Project Co-ordinator
- 07758 763 908
Where to go
184 - 186 Westcombe Hill
- SE3 7DH
- Referral required
- Other notes
We cater for mothers with children under the age of 2 who require a space to talk. We operate in a number of children centres and community centres throughout Greenwich.