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How to refer to Mum2Mum

Mum2Mum is open to any mum aged 16-30 in need of support. It doesn’t matter how old their children are, and we are happy working as part of a wider team of support around a family, for example as part of a child protection or child in need plan. We are just as happy working with families with no other formal support services in place, however, and mums are very welcome to refer themselves.

 

Mum2Mum befrienders are volunteers, who are there to provide an impartial, listening ear, to advocate on behalf of the mums in their care, and to encourage and build them up. Their role is primarily emotional support. Volunteers are not able to provide childcare, or undertake household chores etc.

 

Mums who have been referred  meet with the project co-ordinator first, who will explain more about the service and find out a bit about each individual mum so that they can be matched with a suitable volunteer.

 

In order for the befriending to work well, it is important that mums  want to take part in Mum2Mum, so we would ask that our referral partners discuss the service with mums before they refer them, and make sure they are keen to participate.

 

Once you have completed a Mum2Mum referral form, you can send it to the relevant Mum2Mum project (see below). Please do contact us if you have any questions or queries.

MUM2MUM CAMBRIDGE

Mum2Mum Cambridge was the first Mum2Mum project outside Kent. They started in 2020, and are going from strength to strength! There are eight different churches involved in this project, from all over the city.

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MUM2MUM MAIDSTONE

Mum2Mum in Maidstone, the county town of Kent was our first Mum2Mum project, and is still the largest. We support mums all across the town, and also in the surrounding villages. This project is run by the central Princess Project team.

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MUM2MUM MEDWAY

Mum2Mum Medway started in 2018, and both our volunteer befrienders, and the mums they support, can come from any of the Medway towns. The project is run by the central Princess Project team.

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"A few of my mothers have been referred to the Mum2Mum befriending service and have fed back to me that they felt that this had helped them to be more confident to go out and about, supported with parenting difficulties and generally it has been good to have a neutral person to talk to out of the family structure. "

Health visitor, Maidstone