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World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 and dads with mental health problems during the perinatal period are up to 47 times more likely to be at risk of suicide. Campaigner, author and founder of International Fathers Mental Health Day, Mark Williams...

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Recruiting now: Part-time Administrator

We are looking for a confident and flexible administrator to join our team and play a vital role in the smooth running of our operations. As we are a small, committed team, this role would suit someone who identifies with our charitable work supporting children and families in Wandsworth to...

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

The board of Trustees for Home-Start Wandsworth will hold an Annual General Meeting of at 6.30pm on 15th September 2020. Those standing for re-appointment as Trustees are as follows: Linda Hayllar Laura Lewis Jamie Fergusson   The meeting will be held by virtual attendance to consider, and if thought fit,...

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Babies in lockdown.

The Babies in Lockdown report produced by Home-Start UK, Best Beginnings and the Parent Infant  Foundation captures the experiences of over 5,000 families who responded to the online survey. The findings highlight the lack of support for families and the inequalities in babies’ early experiences.     Evidence shows that...

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“Voices from the pandemic: Interviews from the frontline”

We are delighted to be featured in the National Lottery Community Fund’s Insights section. Thank you to Sarah, our Bump to Baby Coordinator, Carey, our Hub Coordinator and Lisa a Home-Start Wandsworth volunteer for their insightful and eloquent interviews. “That group is very comfortable with each other, I think because...

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Our Volunteer training has moved online

We were forced to suspend our volunteer training course in March because of Covid. Our latest cohort of volunteers had finished seven out of the ten training sessions before lockdown was imposed. With no definitive date as to when face to face group training can start again, we made the...

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Family walks in the park

Our group activities have always been popular with our families. They enable families to come together, chat and relax in a safe environment. Our families tell us that our warm and welcoming group activities have helped them feel less isolated, more confident around new people and better able to cope....

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Christmas has come early

We are so grateful to Ayesha Daud and her family who kindly donated some fantastic toys, games and puzzles to Home-Start families in Wandsworth, Merton and Kingston following the closure of the family toy business. Our families are going to be thrilled to receive them. Thank you Ayesha.  ...

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Mind the Dad – A new support service for fathers

To address the gap in support for fathers, the Anna Freud Centre, has set up ‘Mind the Dad’, a new early intervention and preventative service for fathers, experiencing mental health and parenting difficulties in the perinatal period. Mind the Dad focuses on dads who feel they could benefit from support...

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