Community Mothers Programme

Address: Wellmount Health Centre, Wellmount Rd, Finglas, Dublin 11

Contact Name: Teresa Keegan

Email: teresa.keegan@hse.ie

Phone: 01 8567700/ 087 915 11 26

Fax: 01 8567702

Web site: None

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday (please note that the services listed above take place at different times and dates, for more information please contact Teresa Keegan 087 915 11 26)

Who can use the service?: • The visiting Community Mother Service is generally targeted at first time mothers and their babies in their first year of life
• The Breastfeeding Groups are targeted at breastfeeding mothers and their babies
• The Mother and Toddler Groups are targeted at mothers and their toddlers

Cost: None

Referrals

Informal referrals accepted: Yes

Formal referrals accepted: Yes

Referrals accepted from: professionals dealing with, and mothers of infants in their first year of life

How to make a referral: Please Contact Teresa Keegan

What Do We Do?

Centre Overview

The Community Mother Programme is a non directive programme that provides support to first time mothers around issues such as health, education, nutrition, thinking, language development, and social.









Key Aims & Objectives of Service

• Provides support for the parents
• Promotes parents’ self esteem
• Helps parents to develop parenting skills

Services Provided

• 20 Community Mothers who carry out 130 home visits each month
• 8 mother and toddler support groups
• 2 breastfeeding groups taking place each week

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