The Mummy Buddy Program
The Mummy Buddy program is a peer-support program for first-time mothers in Western Australia.
When & Where
35 Stirling Highway
About this activity...
The Mummy Buddy program is a peer-support program for first-time mothers in Western Australia. The program pairs expectant mothers with trained volunteer Mummy Buddies.
As part of the program, expectant mothers receive a customised antenatal class and Mummy Buddies receive training on the provision of social support to first-time mothers. Participants (both expectant mothers and Mummy Buddies) will be able to undertake classes and training—and obtain support materials—via face-to-face interactions OR via a Mummy Buddy website.
New (expectant) mothers will be able to indicate their preference for a Mummy Buddy – they can choose an ‘allocation’ method whereby they are allocated to a trained Mummy Buddy who has recent experience in the perinatal period, or they can choose a ‘nominated’ method whereby they specify a person in their existing social network (e.g., friend or family member).
The overarching goal of the Mummy Buddy program is to help new mothers cope with the transition into motherhood, and to offer Mummy Buddies an opportunity to provide a meaningful contribution to society through volunteering.
Where: School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, 6009