Wesley Mission’s Mums and Kids Matter program offers mental health care, parenting skills training and practical support to mothers in New South Wales, living with a complex mental health condition, who have children under the age of five.
We provide a suite of programs and interventions, both individual and group, tailored to meet the needs of the family.
Family coaching in natural environments
Allied health professionals known as family coaches work closely with each mother and her children in her natural environment to conduct mental health interventions, assist with daily living activities, and build on parenting and independent living skills.
General and mental health nursing services
To ensure the health and physical wellbeing of mothers and their children we have staff onsite who provide mental health nursing and general health care, 24/7. Mental health nurses also provide information to clients and their families about particular mental health conditions and tips to help prevent relapse.
Early childhood education and consultation services
To ensure that mothers and their children are properly supported, we have a team of early childhood experts who provide parenting support and education to mothers and access to developmentally appropriate experiences and care for children involved in the program.
Client transitions and engagement team
The client transitions and engagement team build links to the mother’s community, such as to housing, health care, recreation, vocational pursuits, and carer support services, in preparation for her transition back to the community.
Mums and Kids Matter is a state-wide service providing care to families who live in metropolitan, regional and rural areas of NSW. Our residential site is located in south-western Sydney, but wherever possible, we provide care in your home.