FEELING FUNNY MUMS
MUMS & Dads PROJECT
Open to: Mothers and Fathers
Laughter is the best medicine or at least that’s what they say!
The Feeling Funny Mums programme is set to reach its third year in 2021. Our programme of activities aims to address and highlight some of the issues affecting mums and mums-to-be who have experienced perinatal depression &/or anxiety, or who might be at risk of experiencing it in the future. Through the success of our original Feeling Funny programme for men and feedback received via the Feeling Funny Mums programme we are now able to introduce a 7 week comedy course dedicated solely to support fathers in 2021 with big thanks to funding awarded from the Mark McQueen Foundation.
So what does the programme aim to achieve?
We use humour and laughter in a sensitive and supportive way our programme aims to:
Improve your confidence and overall mental well being
Help mums and dads recognise they aren't alone in what they are going, or have gone through
Empower parents to speak more openly about some of the issues they have experienced
Help mums and dads to combat self-discrimination and discrimination and stigma surrounding perinatal mental illness
Our programme consists of three exciting elements including:
Well Funny sessions: These fun and interactive sessions use comedy as a tool to combat stress and any anxious feelings mums and mums to be are experiencing.
Laughter and Wellbeing Drop In Group (Mums): A drop-in group that is open to mums who may be at risk of poor mental health, low mood, anxiety and stress. Join us for a fun, relaxed and giggle worthy time every second and fourth Wednesday of the month!
7 Week Stand-Up Comedy Course: Ever wanted to try your hand at stand up comedy? Over 7 weeks our supportive group teaches you all the skills of how to put together your very own stand-up comedy routine. Intrigued? Well come and join us on our unique stand up comedy programme!
SEE THE COURSE IN ACTION
FEELING FUNNY MUMS IN LOCKDOWN
We would like to thank the PH Holt Foundation for supporting our existing Feeling Funny Mums group throughout the COVID-19 Lockdown. Funding received during this time has enabled us to provide integral support for vulnerable mothers and mothers to be through online Zoom sessions, creation of online content and online groups offering socialisation, creative prompts and self-care advice.
Are you interested in taking part or want to know a little more before signing up?
Get in touch today with our Project Manager Helen Holden on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07593042930
This programme has been made possible by the wonderful donations from the following trusts and foundations:
"For me Feeling Funny Mums Club is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety that I carry as a Mum. It's a non-judgemental space where we can be open and honest about our feelings or our mistakes and share our embarassing moments"