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It’s good to Walk and Talk

Four new mums are pushing their prams through a park smiling at the camera
15 June 2023
Who doesn’t love a stroll in the park!
 
Our 0-19 Service are always looking for ways to help your little ones develop and thrive – and they’ve put their best foot forward with the Walk and Talk group at Chapeltown Park.
 
In partnership with the Family Hubs, the aim of the group is to reduce isolation after the COVID pandemic, and improve emotional, physical, and mental health and wellbeing for parents and their new babies.
 
It also means that new parents with babies under six months can meet other people becoming mums and dads for the first time and form friendships.
 
The group walk – and talk – their way through Chapeltown Park every Wednesday morning, where they can get support from healthcare professionals from our 0-19 Service. They’re also joined by an infant feeding worker from the Family Hubs too, who can offer infant feeding advice on the walk.
 
Lauren and Georgina are two of the parents who’ve been coming along on the Walk and Talks for a while now, and have found it’s helped them get to grips with being a first-time mum.
 
Lauren said: “I’ve been enjoying coming since my baby was seven weeks old. Having the support of the professionals available and making new mum friends has been really beneficial for my baby’s development and my mental health. And being able to do that in the fresh air has been an added bonus!”
 
Georgina added: “I look forward to attending Walk and Talk every week. Getting out into the fresh air, meeting other new parents and having the opportunity to seek advice from the group facilitators has greatly increased my confidence as a first-time mum.”
 
If you’re interested in coming along to one of the Walk and Talk groups, you can book a place on the Family Hubs Eventbrite webpage.

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