Young Mums Together: an evaluation of a peer support project to improve the wellbeing of young mothers and their families

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Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation
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15 March 2018
Mental health services, Families
Social welfare
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The Young Mums Together (YMT) project is an innovative intervention to support young mothers and to improve their wellbeing.

The project ran across four London boroughs and centred on two core components – weekly drop-in sessions and a peer support approach.

The evaluation aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the project. It also sought to determine the impact of the project on four outcomes: parental confidence, resilience, mental health and future prospects.

The evaluation adopted a mixed-methods approach. For the qualitative component, young mums and a range of stakeholders, including facilitators contributed to the survey.

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