Recovery Mummy is changing the organisation name!

So the day has arrived! Today we unveil our new organisation name!

We have been thinking about changing the name Recovery Mummy for a while now but wanted to wait until the New Year and for our organisation base to be ready (its only just been built)

The name Recovery Mummy was never intended to be used as the Charity name – Recovery Mummy was started as a personal blog for me (Charlotte Harding, Founder) to talk about my struggles with mental health, past history of alcohol addiction and postpartum psychosis.

When Eastenders aired a story about postpartum psychosis in December 2015 things started to develop. The blog Recovery Mummy became a known name in the perinatal mental health field and parents from Wales started to approach me looking for support.

Within months, a stay at home mum recovering from perinatal mental health difficulties was talking about constitutions, project plans and polices.

We decided a change to the name was needed after some felt like they could not approach us for support. We offer support to all who need it, equality is something we take seriously.

Our polices, mission and aims remain the same – It is just the change of name.

We will now be known as PMH Cymru – Perinatal & Parental Support.

Our Mission is to ensure the protection and promotion of health and well being, amongst parents and parents to be in Wales, suffering from or at risk of perinatal mental health problems and/or substance misuse.

Our aim is to provide a family service for perinatal and parental mental health and/or substance misuse prevention and early intervention in Wales.

Our new home will be at the newly built Hub.

Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub

Gabalfa Av, Cardiff CF14 2HU

We will be open every Monday 9.30am – 6pm

Drop in times from 10am – 2.30pm

We will have a range of activities throughout the day which will include 2 courses with Mind Cymru (Enjoy your baby, Enjoy your bump) Mindfulness, birth trauma peer support and much more…

With a new name and a new home we felt it right we have a new logo.

Our logo was very generously and kindly donated by Mummy Blogger Vikki Childs who blogs at Mum Times Two

We will be posting activity times on our Facebook page and new PMH Cymru website once it is complete. Please follow us on Twitter and use #PMHCymru

Hope to see you soon….

Wishing you a happy New Year!

Charlotte Harding

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Recovery Mummy Perinatal/Family Support – Excellent Volunteer Opportunities for 2017

We need you!

Are you looking for a change in career or perhaps you have an interest in mental health, childcare, play therapy or substance misuse relapse prevention.

Perhaps you are a student looking for work placement with a difference? We are the only lived experience perinatal/dual diagnosis organisation in Wales.

We are an organisation endorsed by political leaders and we sit on the All Wales Perinatal Mental Health Steering Committee, we are the organisation that is changing the face of perinatal mental health recovery in Wales with our lived experience approach.

We are an organisation that prides ourselves on good quality support and training, all volunteers will be trained to the highest of standards in perinatal mental health.

Be part of something amazing! Apply and join us at our assessment day on January 9th 2017.

Who are we looking for??

We are recruiting for reliable mental health support group volunteers and facilitators to work in our Recovery Hub every Monday in Llandaff North, Cardiff.

Maternal Mental Health Support Volunteers

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Birth trauma group facilitators
  • Delivering Enjoy your Baby CBT course
  • Delivering Enjoy your Bump Antenatal course
  • Mentoring parents through listening, supporting and caring

Personal Specifications:

  • Previous volunteering experience is ideal, however we will consider anyone who is keen to learn
  • Must have an empathetic attitude to mental health and/or addiction recovery.
  • Experience of working in the mental health field or substance misuse an advantage.
  • Must be available to work Mondays.
  • Regular progress checks and training will be given.
  • Must have experience and be able to work a Monday.
  • Regular progress checks and training will be given.

 

Relapse Prevention Support Volunteers 

Key responsibilities:

  • Relapse prevention group facilitators
  • You will be required to plan and deliver Relapse prevention sessions to parents with a past history of substance misuse.
  • Mentoring parents through listening, supporting and caring

Personal Specifications:

  • Previous volunteering experience is ideal, however we will consider anyone who is keen to learn
  • Must have an empathetic attitude to mental health and/or addiction recovery.
  • Experience of working in the mental health field or substance misuse an advantage.
  • Must be available to work Mondays.
  • Regular progress checks and training will be given.
  • Must have experience and be able to work a Monday.
  • Regular progress checks and training will be given.

 

Volunteer Crèche Nurse

Alongside our parent’s recovery hub, we have opened a Charity run Crèche, every Monday where parents can drop their children off for the day. To support the running of our crèche, we are now looking for volunteers to join our team.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in a childcare and educational environment or simply someone who enjoys working with children.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the daily run of the crèche
  • Adhering to the Policies and Procedures of the Creche
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Caring for and supervising the children, ensuring their physical, emotional and intellectual needs are met at all times
  • Regular record-keeping of development and observations
  • Developing strong working relationships with parents and communicating about children’s development
  • Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenge situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.
  • Positive management of children’s behaviour
  • Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment
  • Being a good role model for Children
  • Keeping accident, incident and health and safety records accurate and up to date

Personal Specification:

  • Given the nature of our services some children may have learning/behaviour and/or psychological difficulties so you must be caring, patient and a keen learner.
  • Experience of working with children essential, students studying for a child development, child psychology or teaching qualification would be an advantage.
  • Volunteers must hold an enhanced DBS check – reimbursable after 6 months of volunteering with us.
  • Must be available to work a Monday.
  • Regular progress checks and training will be given.

 

For an application form please send your details to our Recruitment & Volunteer Coordinator sophie@recoverymummy.org including your Name, Email or Telephone Number and the position you are applying for.

Hope to work with you soon!