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Supporting Maternal Mental Health

The aim of our service

We want to support improved Maternal Mental Health by:

  • supporting mothers in developing the capacity of their children to experience, regulate, and express emotion..

  • enhancing mothers' abilities to form close and secure relationships with their children , and building capacity to explore their surrounding environment and learn together.

Who is it for?

Created for women who have babies or toddlers up to 18 months, who are finding motherhood difficult in one or more ways such as:

  • low level depression

  • feeling anxious

  • feeling resentful

  • perhaps expecting 'perfection' from themselves.

What can we offer?

Postnatal depression (PND) is a common problem that occurs after pregnancy and affects more than 1 in 10 women within a year of giving birth. It can also affect dads and partners.

PND can present itself in different ways, and many parents don’t realise they have the condition because it can develop gradually over time.

Flourish Groups

Flourish offers weekly groups the create a safe place where you can talk about how you really feel, and learn to have more fun with your baby.  


Groups run in each of the borough's family hubs: Walthamstow,Chingford, Leyton and Leytonstone.


How to access our support

  • At the moment referrals to Flourish must be made by health visitors.

    • They must refer via our online 'Help Request' form using the button below.

    • A current EPDS for the parent/carer must be entered, otherwise the form will not submit.

  • On receving the referral one of our team will contact the parent/carer to make arrangements.

If you any questions or would like more information please contact our wellbeing co-ordinator.

Working in partnership with
London Borough of Waltham Forest's

Family Hubs

Delivered by
The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity

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