The early days of a child’s life are very important for them and their parents. The bonding that happens at this time sets lifelong relationships and trust.

The Making Moments Attachment Program is an early intervention home visiting service for pregnant and new mothers with mental health challenges.

Home visits are provided weekly or fortnightly and help a new mother/mother and partner to understand self-care, their baby’s social, emotional and cognitive development, the attachment relationship and the routines and behaviours that support healthy attachment.

The program supports expectant and new parents develop positive relationships and support systems in a friendly, healthy environment. New parents are supported to connect with other antenatal and parenting groups to ensure they have the best support possible.

Program details

Who: Women from second trimester of pregnancy who have been identified as at risk of mild, moderate or severe postnatal depression or who have mental health challenges. Diagnosis is not necessary for inclusion in the program.

How: Referrals can be made from the Lyell McEwin Hospital and other women’s and children’s health service practitioners and community service providers. Please contact the Making Moments team on 82522311.

Where: The program is run in Adelaide’s north, supporting parents who live in the Playford City Council area.

Contact: The team is located at Centacare, 34 Yorktown Road Elizabeth Park. They can be reached on (08) 8252 2311 or by email to elizabeth@centacare.org.au 

 

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