Melodies for Mums
Culturally diverse songs to encourage bonding with the baby and engagement with others
Melodies for Mums is a ground-breaking singing service for mothers with postnatal depression.
Experience the joy of group singing and music-making to help improve health and emotional wellbeing. Join one of our FREE 6-week online programmes, designed to support new mothers who may be experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety and social isolation.
As well as reducing symptoms, Melodies for Mums was found to increase mothers’ confidence, reduce feelings of loneliness and help them bond with their babies.
It’s a simple solution to a complex problem. No medication, no lengthy programmes of therapy. Just getting together with a group of other women who’re experiencing similar difficulties and sharing something joyful.
Songs range from folk to gospel, in a number of different languages and sung in three-part harmonies, and workshops are led by a specialist arts and health musician.
Due to COVID-19, everything’s a little different right now and classes are currently online, but participants still report a meaningful boost to their wellbeing.
We have just launched our first ever podcast! Listen to five of our mums (and babies) talk about their experiences with the Melodies for Mums programme and also how it has been becoming a new parent in the pandemic.
We are accepting registrations for the following programmes:
SHAPER Research Study Programme | For new mums based in London (also accepting applications from across the UK).
Forthcoming session dates:
- Tuesdays between 09:30 and 10:30, commencing 29th Jun
Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich Programme | For new mums based in these three boroughs of London.
Sessions currently running:
- Monday mornings between 10:00 and 11:00, commenced 10th May
- Thursday mornings between 11:15 and 12:15, commenced 13th May
Nationwide Programme | For new mums based across England, this programme was delivered online between January and end of March 2021 thanks to vital support from the National Lottery Community Fund, reaching over 60 women.
Meeting new people built up my confidence.