Helping future generations
Mentoring Mums is a volunteer mentoring program offering social, emotional and practical support to vulnerable, new or expectant mothers.
This program offers social, emotional and practical support to vulnerable new and expectant mothers by matching trained mentors with new mums who are pregnant or have babies aged up to 6 months. The mentor is a volunteer from the community who is a mother or grandmother herself and can offer guidance and words of wisdom.
Mentors work to build a trusting and consistent relationship with mothers, supporting them in their parenting role and connecting them to the community by encouraging access to health services, maternal and child health services, parenting groups and other community services.
It is perfect, particularly for people who don't have family'...'When you are isolated, it's that extra link you really need --Mothers Who've Participated
For more details or to register your interest as a volunteer, please contact:
Mentoring Mums Coordinator Amanda Swift
Tel (03) 9459 2065
Fax (03) 9459 8885
Click here to download the Mentoring Mums program evaluation summary report, ‘Local Mums helping other local mums’, by Dr Deborah Absler, Dr Gaye Mitchell and with Professor Cathy Humphreys (147KB)