The COVID-19 pandemic has led to finding new ways of working to ensure new parents stay connected.
Child and Family Health Nurses in the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD) are running a Virtual New Parent Group.
“New Parents Groups are normally provided face to face in centres across the district,” said Consultant Child and Family Health Clinical Nurse, Anne Roth.
“We’ve had a great response to the first group with 52 first time parents registering.” “The groups provide new parents with access to other new parents, with Child and Family Health Nurses acting as facilitators.” “This forum gives parents the opportunity to network and have access to professional advice and information.”
“This is particularly important for new parents who can feel vulnerable at this time. It may be hard right now for them to know how to balance the joy and excitement of having a new baby with the fear caused by this unprecedented global pandemic,” Anne said.
The Group is led by Meagan Evans a clinical nurse specialist in child and family health. The groups are held weekly over four weeks with each session running for 90 minutes.
If you would like to join contact Anne Roth Monday to Friday on 6369 8082 or 0429 320 328; or Meagan Evans, Clinical Nurse Specialist Child and Family Health WNSW LHD on Wednesdays on 0436 810 617.