NCJWA (VIC)



Emotional support during pregnancy
and for mums of new babies

Are you a Mum in need of support?
Are you a professional who wants to refer a client?
Are you interested in volunteering with Caring Mums?

Email caringmums@ncjwavic.org.au
Call or text 0481 081 242
Or call 9044 5405 (Mondays and Tuesdays 9-4)

Support, Referrals and Volunteering

Caring Mums is a Melbourne-based community program. It is a confidential, home-based, free-of-charge and non-denominational service that provides emotional support to mums of newborn babies and women during pregnancy.

While pregnancy and motherhood are exciting times, it is normal for new mums to sometimes feel isolated, overwhelmed or unsupported. While these feelings are natural, not all mothers have support systems to help them manage. Many find it challenging to cope with the changing role that motherhood presents.

Caring Mums are trained volunteers and mums themselves, who provide a shoulder to lean-on. Although not health professionals, volunteers are dedicated to giving individual support to mums through weekly visits for up to the first twelve months of their baby’s life. The philosophy is based on ‘attachment theory’ and the empowerment of women, enabling healthy and nurturing relationships. The program promotes linking mums to vital networks and resources within their own communities.

Mums can either contact us directly or be referred through their Maternal & Child Health Nurse, health professionals and community agencies. 

Mums in need of support: Please include your name, suburb, email address and phone number.
Professional referrals: Please include your name, organisation and contact details as well as those of the client you are referring.
Potential volunteers:  Please include your name, phone number and email.

Email caringmums@ncjwavic.org.au
Call or text 0481 081 242
Or call 9044 5405 (Mondays and Tuesdays 9-4)

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