Bumps to Mums

The programme aims to provide support to new mums and women from groups and communities who often experience day-to-day challenges and social exclusion.

The programme aims to provide support to new mums and women from groups and communities who often experience day-to-day challenges and social exclusion. The objectives of this service are:

  • Improve emotional wellbeing
  • Reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Improve confidence and self esteem
  • Increase access to local services

The programme is an innovative peer support service that focuses on engaging and supporting women and vulnerable families. 

Central to the programme is the training of local volunteers to lead the peer to peer support programme, giving other new mums skills supporting others in their community.

Our volunteers, who will have experienced the challenges of being a mother, are trained to support other local mothers in one-to-one and groups settings. They can support women at any time from pregnancy through to their child’s second birthday.

Volunteers offer a kind, listening ear and can signpost and accompany women to services and organisations that may be helpful to an individual’s circumstances. We find that this really helps to connect mothers with their local communities. The project regularly supports women who may have no recourse to public funds, who may be very isolated physically and emotionally, and who may be experiencing low to moderate mental health difficulties.

Why is community support important?

We believe that that the Birth and Beyond Community Support programme helps us to connect with our vision of a world where no parent is isolated and all parents are supported to build a stronger society. 

Table Talk: Boksburg

Table Talk is a discussion forum aimed at dialoguing with communities. Our sole purpose is to listening to the heartbeat of the local people. Engage with them to understanding their plight and strengths.

We go to Boksburg today, hosted by our friend Bernard, the director of Aerospace Training Academy. We will be walking the streets and dusty roads in some areas.

African Music & Arts Academy

Join the creativity

The newly formed African Music & Arts Academy, meeting in Houghton Estate has struck a new vibe to integration.

Every Friday from 6:30-7:30 musicians come together. They choose a subject from the news then have 30mins to create a song.

The aim of the session is to develop innovative dynamic true south Africans style music

Beats which demonstrates South African culture and progress. The group is not short of talents, ranging from violins, bass and the ekasi genre singers.

The room is with varied backgrounds from and the country.