About Musical Mums
Now in its 10th year, Musical Mums is a highly successful initiative which started by working with teenage mothers and has now been extended for mothers up to 25 years old. Musical Mums creates a welcoming environment and promotes positive interaction between mums and their children through music. The weekly sessions involve music creation and singing, encouraging the children to respond in a positive manner to the music and to the sounds of their mothers’ voices. The sessions offer the mothers and their children the opportunity to create positive bonds, learn together in a fun environment, gain new skills and confidence and make new friends.
Sessions also offer opportunities for signposting to guidance on healthcare, housing, education, training and employment opportunities as well as access to additional social activities such as baby swim sessions. This signposting is made possible by working in partnership with Connexions, SureStart, Bumps2Babes (the local midwifery service) and other partners with a wealth of information and advice. Through these partners the project is able to have a greater impact, encouraging mothers to participate in other activities and providing support and guidance. Involvement in additional signposted activities continues to demonstrate far-reaching benefits for younger mothers’ educational and working lives, along with their emotional wellbeing and that of their children.