catriona.2014.2Community Mothers are volunteers who use their experiences as mothers as well as local knowledge to support and encourage new parents. All visits take place in the parent's home and the service is free. There are many reasons why parents use Community Mothers: You may feel isolated in your community because you have no family/friends nearby; You may be finding it difficult to adjust to the life of being a parent; You would like to know what is happening in your local community but don't know where to start!
 
How does the programme work? If you have at least one child aged between 0 and 5 years you can request a Community Mother to call by asking at the ante-natal clinic, asking your Public Health Nurse, Practice Nurse or G.P. or by contacting the programme offices directly. What the Community Mother will discuss with you will centre on your needs as an individual and as a parent. Trained Community Mothers have excellent knowledge of activities and services in your area, particularly those for parents of young children.
 
More information can be found at http://www.cmums.ie/
 
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