Keep up to date with our work and updates in perinatal mental health services
We know it has been overwhelming the amount of new online support available to parents. We are all adjusting to this new way of working and supporting each other.
We are really sad we are unable to run our peer support groups for the time being. So we are inviting you all to join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am via Zoom (you can download the app onto your phone, tablet or computer) for discussions about everything - from pregnancy, parenting, mental health or just life!
It is a safe space, led by one of the Cocoon Peer Supporters, and is for any expectant or new(ish) parent in the London area struggling with their mental wellbeing.
Click here to join us:
Usually we have planned a meaningful and thoughtful post for Mother’s Day. We know how difficult a day it is, especially if you are struggling with pregnancy and new parenthood.
This Sunday was different. We were all consumed with how we were going to carry on providing support to parents who really need us. How we can make sure that the virtual world will manage to help you with your parenting journey. We were so consumed we forgot one of the most important days to new mums.
And we are sorry. But it also proves that we are all human. We all make mistakes. None of us are perfect. And thinking about it, what better message to give to new parents. That it is OK to be you. That no one really gets it ‘right’ all the time.
We can beat ourselves up about every little thing we don’t do well enough, or that we forget, or just don’t have the energy for. Or we can take a deep breath, forgive ourselves and move on.
Happy Mother’s Day. You are good enough, just as you are.💜
Unfortunately we have had to make the decision to close our face-to-face services and peer support groups, following the Government's advice in light of the Coronavirus.
We know how frustrating this is, and this is a time when we all really need support. Anxiety is high. We will be providing online support via this site and our other other social media.
Please remember you can call or email us at anytime. We can provide support, information or just a natter!
Keep safe and well 💜
We were delighted to support the London show of 'Cracking' at the Kings Head Theatre on the 1st and 2nd March 2020. We also joined the writer and actors on a Q&A panel after the show, where we answered questions and comments from the audience.
If you didn't see it, you really missed out. The play was moving, uncomfortably honest and an eye opening look into living with someone with postnatal depression.
The play by Alright Mate? co-founder Cally Hayes about love, loss and parenthood. It takes an intimate look from a father’s perspective and is inspired by the stories of real life parents.
You can find out more about Alright Mate? and how they are normalising talking about male mental health at their website https://alrightmateproject.com/
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