At Mums In Need we aim to provide as many and as broad services as possible for our women.
We are currently working on some exciting well-being projects which we will be able to share with you all. They include various online sessions either arranged by Mums In Need, in partnership with Mums In Need, or by someone vetted by our team, which we are therefore able to recommend. Please see below for more information regarding various sessions, what they are about and how to attend. Due to COVID-19, they will all be online until further notice. We will add to this page on a continuous basis.
Some of these sessions are only for our service users, while some are open to the public and are sessions which we recommend.
For resources which might be useful, especially during COVID-19, please see Resources.
For more information about our services, please see What We Do for more information.
If you or someone you know have experienced domestic abuse, please see Get Support for more information. We are here.
1:1 Counselling For Our Service Users
Counsellor Heidi Wilke provides our service users with counselling through Mums In Need. With the aim of offering hope during difficult times and healing when they are over, Heidi assists our women with finding their feet again.
Heidi is an experienced counsellor, having been qualified since 2012, and has a particular interest in the power dynamics of inter-relational abuse due to her own personal experiences. She works to offer hope during difficult times, followed by healing when they are over.
If you are one of service user and would like 1:1 counselling with Heidi, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not one of our service users, but would like to receive counselling by Heidi, please visit her website, Haich Counselling, for more information: http://www.haichcounselling.co.uk/
"I have been connected to Mums In Need for a few years now and I offer telephone counselling to women who use Mums In Need's services." - Heidi
Please visit Our Team page to read more about Heidi and the rest of the team at MIN.
We also have Counsellor Sally Moore providing our service users with counselling through Mums In Need. Sally is an experienced and qualified counsellor, who has worked with a wide range of difficulties faced by individuals.
Sally will provide counselling for mums who have left emotionally and mentally abusive relationships. She is extremely passionate about being there to help and listen to mums in these circumstances, and help them to move forwards in a safe space.
If you are one of service user and would like 1:1 counselling with Sally, please contact email@example.com.
If you are not one of our service users, but would like to receive counselling by Sally, please visit her website for more information: https://essencecounsellinghub.co.uk/
"I feel excited and privileged to join the team at Mums In Need. Rebuilding a life in the aftermath of coercive control, particularly when the perpetrator is a parent to the mum's child/children, is often a complex process." - Sally
Please visit Our Team page to read more about Sally and the rest of the team at MIN.
Yoga for Volunteers
As a thank you to all of our volunteers for the work they do, we have uploaded some yoga videos from Amina Drury.
Pilates with Jill
Jill Langley is running weekly pilates sessions on Zoom. Pilates is proven to improve strength and flexibility whilst helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
These sessions are every Tuesday at 9am-10am and Wednesday at 5:45pm-6:45pm.
Our Mins can also access videos to go with these sessions.
These sessions have been getting great feedback from our MINs, as can be seen below.
“Jill had a calming effect, even though the sessions were through zoom she explained it all so perfectly”
“I felt really strong after the session and that feeling stayed with me for days after the session”
“Jill is a fantastic pilates instructor. I have noticed a massive improvement in my body and it has influenced my mood as well”
“I’ve been loving the Pilates sessions. I find them so relaxing and therapeutic. They help reduce my anxiety as I can completely switch off”
Jane also has her own website where you can find out more information about her classes: https://www.communitypilatesandexercise.org
Due to the the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer face-to-face contact for the foreseeable future, and we will now be supporting our service users remotely. We are working towards allocating our resources so that we can support everyone as best we can. For the time being, we want to reassure you that we are still here. Our phone line is still open and we will still be checking our inbox. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need anything at all. Please take this offer up if you need to touch base during this period of social distancing, it's going to be particularly difficult for those of us who already feel isolated.