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Maternity Champions

The maternity champions project was set up in Queens Park W10 as a two-year pilot in 2014. Following a successful independent evaluation, the project has now moved to:

·  Westbourne
·  Harrow Road
·  Church St
·  Victoria (Abbey Centre)
Community and Maternity Champions regular face to face activities are slowly being reintroduced, although we still have online activities for you to enjoy, from the comfort of your own home.

Emma Sweeney

Are you a new Mum looking for connection, to share tips or to just vent with other local Mums? Well you’re in luck! Check out our local Mothers and Babies Support classes on the calendar button below! All events are free

Emma Sweeney Maternity Champions Project Worker

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Coronavirus has changed a lot of things for Community and Maternity Champions but PDT believes that there is a still a huge role for Champions to play. What is a Champion now?

We can all…
Look after ourselves

Don’t feel pressured to look after others if it means you cannot look after your own health Take care of your mental health and wellbeing

Be a role model
We can’t control what others do but we can control what we do. As Champions we expect you to be a role model during this time by making sure that you follow the social distancing and self-isolation rules and do not put yourself or others at risk.

Some of us might be able to …
Look after each other
Many of us are finding the current situation very difficult. As your project leaders, we will provide support where we can but unfortunately, we can’t always be there.
If you feel able, there are lots of ways that you can support the other Champions in your team who might be having a bad day, even if its just having a chat or making someone laugh.

Share correct information
There is a lot of information being shared about Coronavirus that is not true.

Connect people to support
If you find someone that needs support then tell them to call Westminster Council’s Coronavirus helpline on 0207 641 1222 or ask us if you are unsure where they can go.

Running and promoting activities
We hope to offer more and more of our activities and sessions face to face. You can help by helping us promote these activities.

Volunteer with other organisations
We will share opportunities with you as we are here but you can also register your interest here.
Questions? Contact your Champions Team Leaders Emma Sweeney or call on 07522 499 066 – Lydia Mutare or call 07950 847 520 – Lizzie Fletcher 07593 690 705.

Publications to view the Maternity Champions report, Westminster Community Champions end of year report 17 – 18 and the Community Champions Social Return on Investment evaluation October 2017 – May 2018