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Support Stars - June 27th

A playgroup dedicated for mothers with Postnatal Depression/Anxiety

  • 8 euros
  • Ballycane

Service Description

NEXT SESSION DATE IS May 13th Brand new playgroup coming to Naas with a difference! Twinkle Kids classes are filled with positive energy, joy and magic. But that is often not the reality for many mothers. Postnatal depression and anxiety are extremely common (10-15% of mothers in the first year according to the HSE). It can manifest itself in many different and complex ways and make the days long, difficult and confusing. That's why I am providing a dedicated safe space for mothers to come together and socialize, reassured in the knowledge that we are all going through (or have gone through) struggles with our mental health. In this group, we don't need to pretend everything is sunshine and rainbows, and we are also not necessarily going to be huddled around a box of tissues sobbing. It is a space where anything goes and you are free to express yourself knowing that you have a tribe of women around you supporting you, sympathizing, empathizing and building each other up. Katie will be on hand throughout, but please know that this is not a class. It is an open playgroup to chat, meet other parents and have babies and toddlers play and socialise in a new environment. Katie will be there to lend an ear or a kind word, play with your children if they want to and provide some bubbles at the end! It is a drop in/drop out service which means you can arrive and leave at your leisure between the hours 10am - 11:30am. You are welcome to bring coffee, snacks or even a lunch and have an indoor picnic! Some FAQs: Do I need to have an official diagnosis of PND/PNA? Absolutely not. If you feel overwhelmed, unsure or feel like you could benefit from this group please do join. I would however strongly advise you speak to a GP if you are feeling low or anxious. What age children is it suitable for? Suitable for newborn up to 3 years old. Will I have to talk about my experience? Nope. There will be no sharing circle or anything like that. Just a welcoming, casual space. Do I need to bring my child? No. If your child is in creche or minded and you would like to join you are more than welcome. Also if you would just rather attend without your child and can find alternative childcare that's totally fine. Can I take photos? No. There will be a strict no photo policy at the playgroup to protect the confidentiality of others. ALWAYS see your GP if you are struggling. There is no shame in asking for help.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We understand if you need to cancel, however, we do request 72 hours notice! If you email or contact the page to cancel outside of the 72 hours before your class begins, we can give you a refund on the class price. Please note no-shows without prior cancellation will not be eligible for refunds.

Contact Details

  • The Church of the Irish Martyr's, Naas, Ballycane Road, Tipper West, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland