Free online singing group for new mums in Greenwich, Bexley & Bromley

Free online singing group for new mums in Greenwich, Bexley & Bromley – no previous musical experience necessary!

Are you a new mum? Becoming a parent is one of the most challenging things we can do. Broken sleep, breastfeeding, changes to your body. Add to that the challenges of Covid-19, and you may feel like everything’s just a bit too much.

But what do you do when life with your new baby isn’t quite as rosy as everybody said it was going to be? What if you can’t stop worrying, you feel isolated, or your mood is consistently low?

In 2016, Imperial College and the Royal College of Music carried out a piece of research that scientifically proved that social singing groups can significantly reduce symptoms of post-natal depression or anxiety in new mums. As a result of this research, Breathe Arts Health Research set up Melodies for Mums, and we’ve been able to help many new parents through difficult times over the last three years.

We’re currently offering 6 weeks of hour-long singing sessions weekly to new mums in the Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley areas. The programme is open to any women who have recently had a baby and are experiencing low mood, stress or anxiety.

This isn’t your average mum and baby music group. Groups of 10 – 12 women are led by a trained musician and instead of classic nursery rhymes, we’ll be learning everything from folk songs and lullabies to gospel, in a range of languages.

While your little one will definitely get a lot out of the session, we’re specifically here to support mums. We want to offer you a joyful shared experience, that connects you to other women as well as your baby. There’s no need to share or go over anything that’s troubling you in the sessions. Just show up and get ready to sing!

Over 200 women have already taken part in Melodies for Mums. As well as really enjoying a good singsong, our mums tell us that the sessions have helped boost their confidence, lift their mood and grow their bond with their babies.

Next programmes for the Greenwich, Bexley & Bromley areas, will take place on Monday 15th & Thursday 18th March at 10am. If you’re interested in taking part, please let us know as soon as possible at m4m@breatheahr.org ( 07999306456) or sign up, through our online registration form.

As with everything in life, we’re having to do things a little differently at the moment, so instead of meeting up, our sessions will be on Zoom.

We can’t wait to hear from you.