Often, the best friends we make are those who share the highs & lows of our parenting journey.
HappyMOMents is just that; a group of friends who came together and realised that their experiences as recent mothers were similar, especially as funding cuts had impacted critical local services in recent years. Most importantly, they realised they shared a vision to change this parenting experience for the better; to make services and positive educational experiences easier to access for everyone here in Batley & Dewsbury.
HappyMOMents focusses on a preventative approach to support health and wellbeing outcomes which has a wider impact on families, the community and improves physical and mental health for everyone. We built, and maintain, strong relationships with other local community organisations to deliver a range of activities and peer to peer support services for local Moms, children and families. We use the community infrastructure and regular feedback from our service users themselves to tailor our service to their needs and find the funding to make this possible via our dedicated team of volunteers.
Our team is formed of professionals in Primary Healthcare, Education, Infant Massage, Fitness and Breastfeeding Peer Supporters, all of whom are local residents and moms or practitioners with a wealth of experience.
Our networks are predominantly on Whatsapp as Moms preferred to have this ‘instant connection’ (We have platforms on Facebook & Twitter too):
We support and inspire more than 800+ moms and families in the Batley & Dewsbury area
We are open to all communities, even though our network is predominantly BAME
We actively seek opportunities to engage & support Fathers in their parenting too
We work together with other partner organisations like BBEST, Local Nurseries, SWYT, NHS Midwifery, Locala, Kirklees Adult Education Service & the Local Maternity Voices Partnership to ensure that local families have the best opportunities for help & support when they need it
We seek funding to bring in exciting opportunities to the Batley & Dewsbury areas which we would otherwise miss out on
Educational outcomes are very important to us; all our baby and children’s sessions are focussed on enhancing language development through Makaton, phonics, rhymes & stories
We actively support families with SEND & are proud to soon become the first Makaton Friendly Organisation in the area
We firmly believe that women are stronger when they help each other; we are!
The HappyMOMents Team