On Tuesday, 27 July 2021 Playgroup WA officially launched the Mother-Baby Nurture Short Film and the First 1000 Days at Playgroup Project.
There were many special guests from the early childhood and perinatal sector in attendance giving us the opportunity to showcase these two amazing projects.
The Mother-Baby Nurture Short Film features the raw stories of eight West Australian women and their babies and their experience of Mother-Baby Nurture – a program designed to support mothers and their infants through the early days of parenting. The 20 minute short film provided insight into each mother’s personal experience of motherhood.
The morning also gave us the opportunity to personally recognise and thank some of the mothers from the film who were in attendance. We are beyond grateful to each of these women for sharing their stories and hope that through this short film, it creates further awareness and encourages others to have the much needed conversation around an important issue.
First 1000 Days at Playgroup Project, with the support of Lotterywest, aims to connect and support families in their local communities from the start of their pregnancy journey, bridging the transition from pregnancy to birth and the early years.
The project will look to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for families and strengthen the support network provided to them. This will be achieved through utilising the current playgroup community network.
Thank you to everyone who attended the event; to Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, for his Ministerial address and for officially presenting the Lotterywest Certificate and for our panel discussion speakers Sue Coleson, Founder and Facilitator, Mother-Baby Nurture, Kelli MacMillan, Clinical Psychologist Registrar and Dr Caroline Crabb, Perinatal Psychiatrist, and to Shaun Nannup who did an inspiring Welcome to Country.
Click here to watch the event coverage by 7Perth News.