International Fathers Mental Health Day – June 21 2021

Every year, the day after Fathers’ Day, we mark International Fathers Mental Health Day to raise awareness about father’s mental health. A lot of focus is often put on maternal mental health and sadly, too often, husbands and partners are overlooked when it comes to providing support and information on...

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Amazon Prime Day 21 & 22 June

Calling all online shoppers! Next week, 21 & 22 June, it’s Amazon Prime Day and to celebrate Amazon are doubling all donations via AmazonSmile. Simply shop at AmazonSmile or with AmazonSmile via the Amazon app, and your online purchase will generate a double donation from Amazon to us at no...

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New Volunteer Prep Course starts

We are thrilled to have finally been able to commence our Volunteer Prep Training course which this year will be a hybrid of online learning and face-to-face, socially distanced sessions. The course will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 June – 8 July 2021. Our extensive training programme provides volunteers...

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Infant Mental Health Awareness Week – 7-13 June

The theme for Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is including infants in children and young people’s mental health. Children and young people’s mental health should refer to the mental health of all children from 0-18 and beyond, but too often it is focussed on older children. There is a “baby...

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Home-Start publishes Home Is Where We Start From Report

Report reveals top three post-pandemic concerns for parents Poverty, mental health issues and the social development of children were found to be the three main concerns for Home-Start families, according to a new report by Home-Start UK published today.   Twice as many low income families (under £16,000 p.a.) are...

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Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June 2021

Volunteers’ Week 2021 is a time to recognise and say thanks to our amazing network of Home-Start volunteers who have played a key role in the pandemic response. Click here to see how our volunteers have been supporting vulnerable families through the pandemic. Volunteers are the heart of Home-Start and...

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Thank you for doing it your way – Captain Tom 100

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Captain Tom 100, whether they took on their own 100 challenge or donated to Home-Start Wandsworth, raising just over £1,000. We loved hearing about all the different challenges, from running 100 x 100m, doing 100 star jumps to licking a lemon...

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Voices from the pandemic

Throughout 2020, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed emergency funding where it was needed. In July of last year, we were delighted to have been awarded £69,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund. This grant has enabled us to provide much needed practical and emotional support to vulnerable families affected...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 10- 16 May

Mental health problems are especially common during pregnancy and in the months after birth. It is estimated that over 1.6m children in the UK are living with at least one parent suffering with their mental health. Research has shown that children of parents with a mental illness experience greater levels...

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 3-9 May

Supporting Mums during difficult times Women may experience a range of mental health difficulties, such as anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder or postnatal psychotic disorders, during pregnancy and within the first year of giving birth. These illnesses can be mild, moderate or severe, requiring different kinds of care or...

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