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Singing group for new mothers starts in Leyland

Posted on - 19th April, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Health, Kid's stuff, Leyland, People, Preston News, South Ribble News, What's On in Preston
Singing Mamas at the Chorley venue, Primrose Gardens. Pic: Emily
Singing Mamas at the Chorley venue, Primrose Gardens. Pic: Emily

A new ‘Singing Mamas’ has started in Leyland this week for new mums of babies aged 0-4 months old.

The group will run every week, from Central Lancashire Slings on Hough Lane, above The Pantry, aiming to improve mental well-being, especially in the perinatal period.

‘Singing Mamas’ is a non-profit organisation where women with and without children can come together to sing songs and lullabies, no experience is needed and everything is learnt by ear.

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Singing Mamas at the Chorley venue, Primrose Gardens. Pic: Emily
Singing Mamas at the Chorley venue, Primrose Gardens. Pic: Emily

Emily Sharples, leader of the group said: “Group singing in this way has been scientifically proven to improve symptoms of postpartum depression and our groups are having a huge impact on the wellbeing of many women in the area.”

Also running in Chorley and Croston, ‘Singing Mamas’ is part of a wider network across the UK, with these groups being open to women of all ages, with or without children.

Emily added: “Each week I’m joined by many incredible women; they’ve all got different things going on in their lives – some have small babies or toddlers and some come solo seeking the sense of community that singing in this way brings. All are welcome!.

“And I feel this huge sense of pride watching them come together and create something so magical, gaining confidence and connecting with a part of themselves they may not have connected with in some time.

“Seeing babies and children play, make friends and sing the songs too – well that’s just the icing on the cake.”

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The new community centre on Gregson Lane, Hoghton. Pic: Emily
The new community centre on Gregson Lane, Hoghton. Pic: Emily

Those joining can expect a gentle session learning lullabies, a hot drink and a home-baked cake, as well as a place to connect with other mums in their area.

The weekly sessions start on 15 April and run until 20 May, 1:15pm to 2:45pm. For more information, you can visit the ‘Singing Mamas Central Lancashire’ Facebook page.

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