Thursday, 22 October 2009

Home Start volunteers - great people!

On Tuesday this week I had the pleasure of presenting my story and knowledge around postnatal depression to Home Start volunteers in St. Helens.

I highly recommend this charity if you know of a family with children under 5 years old who need some extra support.

They help to increase the confidence and independence of families by:

* Visiting families in their own homes to offer support, friendship and practical assistance
* Reassuring parents that their childcare problems are not unusual or unique
* Encouraging parents' strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their children
* Trying to get the fun back into family life

So who do you know who needs this support? Or have you time to spare to become a volunteer?

Elaine Hanzak

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