As a Social Enterprise, we are committed to supporting the NHS in providing women with access to specialist mental healthcare before and after having their baby. Our goal is to change the face of perinatal mental health and wellbeing.
Designed specifically for health professionals, our in-house training programmes teach techniques to support and empower mums-to-be and new mothers in vulnerable situations. Our proven methods aim to reduce anxiety, promote self-care and mindfulness techniques and develop and strengthen the bond between mother and baby. All our courses can be tailored to the specific needs of your setting and the families you work with.
Pregnancy Yoga, Breathing and Relaxation
In this 2-day course you will learn techniques for de-stressing mums-to-be and encouraging early bonding and connection with their baby. You will learn postures to teach women to aid heartburn, PGP and back pain. You will also learn supportive techniques for birth. This course includes specific training in Birth Preparation Workshops.
This 2-day course offers health professionals a beautiful way of encouraging eye contact, facial interactions and bonding between mother and baby. It also offers powerful techniques to help calm and soothe babies and support common baby ailments such as wind, colic reflux and constipation.
Mother & Baby Yoga and Relaxation
This 2-day course offers staff a wide repertoire of activities for calming, relaxing and de-stressing women and babies in their care. You will also learn stimulating activities, which offer physical and neurological benefits to babies and which encourage vital bonding between mother and baby. Techniques include:
- healing postnatal and self care exercises
- mindfulness relaxation techniques for mums
- a dry massage routine for baby
- a range of baby yoga moves that aid sleep, colic, wind and constipation and develop strength, flexibility and co-ordination
Head, Hand & Foot Pamper Massage
This 1-day course focuses on techniques for mums-to-be and new mothers who are experiencing low self-esteem, stress, anxiety and depression. The basic massage techniques learnt encourage the release of endorphins to calm, soothe and nurture mums and oxytocin, which aids bonding with their baby. We aim to pamper mums and make them feel special and worthy of care and nurturing at this difficult time for them.
We believe that the work NHS staff do to support women at such a difficult time in their lives is amazing. So we find it a privilege to provide new ideas and techniques to help offer a holistic approach to support the medical care.
We did pregnancy yoga, head/hand/foot massage and baby yoga. First off, both trainers were warm, friendly approachable. The teaching was well planned out, technical demonstration and explanations exemplary throughout. Learning was consolidated in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. I’d recommend this training wholeheartedly and so glad the patients and their babies will benefit from all the staff that have been trained. Big thank you.Andrew Livesey, Staff Nurse, Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit
Really enjoyed the training, delivered with passion. Making sure we can practice safely and are able to support our mummy’s to develop their bond with their babies in a fun and educational way – with long lasting positives for emotional wellbeing!Karen Hilton, Nurse, Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit
Really enjoyed time away from the unit with the team. The training was well structured and informative. The resource and folders were brilliant and plenty of time to make notes so that they could be made personal. Lots of information about how to keep it safe and relevent.Francind, Nursery Nurse, Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit
Excellent training. Really enjoyed and feel confident in using pregnancy relaxation and stretch and baby yoga on the ward with the mums and their babies.
The information given is well structured and delivered at a pace that allows time to gain a really good understanding of each move but also why it’s beneficial to the mum and her baby. Thank you!Becky, Nursery Nurse, Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit
Venue was cold and distracting when kitchen staff were in. Uncomfortable sitting on the cold floor all day. Good for team buildingHayley Warriner, Nursery Nurse, Ribblemere Mother and Baby Unit
Enjoyed this course very much. Thanks you for your confidence in me. Thank you for your kindness toward me. Vanessa is a great teacher giving everyone confidence and belief in themselves to learn a new skills.Cyrene, Nursing Assistant, The Beeches
Really enjoyed the training. It was a good extension to the training I’d previously done. Looking forward to using it with the mums on the ward.Kath Thomas, Nursery Nurse, The Beeches
Informative approachable trainer. Enjoyed the training and felt empowered and enthusiastic to use with mums.Michelle Trolley, Nursery Nurse, Derby Hospital
Really enjoyed the course, can see how this would be beneficial in the work place. Hopefully will be able to regularly put into practice. ThanksAnnie Astle, Registered Nurse, The Beeches MBU Derby
Lovely course.Gemma, Nursing Assistant, The Beeches
A really good baby massage course, looking forward to being able to use this training with the mums and babies in our care.Alison Harrison, Nursery Nurse, Mother and Baby Unit
Lovely course. Loads of information to go through, but a very thorough and engaging delivery. Very well planned and laid out, excellent information provided. Vanessa is lovely and a very passionate coach. We hope to see you again for further training!CB, Peer Supporters, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust
Lovely two days and the practical elements of the learning were so helpful. I can’t wait to be able to offer this to our patients. Vanessa was knowledgeable and made the course fun but we learnt so much.Michelle Wells, Specialist Perinatal Nursery Nurse, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust
A really good baby massage course, looking forward to being able to use this training with the mum’s and baby in our care.Roxie, NHS Leeds MBU
Thoroughly enjoyed this course and was really good to learn a new skill that the mums I support will really benefit from, take with them and remember for the rest of their life.Lisa Martin, Perinatal Support Worker, NWBH Hollins Park
A lovely way to learn baby yoga Vanessa is so helpful and kind I felt very looked after in the supportive environment created. The training has enabled me to feel able and confident to support mums with baby yoga and also to understand how yoga can be beneficial for whole family in reducing stress thank you.Sheila Allen, Mental Health Practitoner, CWP NHS Trust SPNMHT
Vanessa is amazing and really knows her stuff! Enjoyable and informative. Thank you!Allison Pilling, Perinatal Support Worker, Specialist Perinatal Team
Excellent two days. Lots of Information. Training and confidence building.Lorraine Zeverona, Family Support worker, Liverpool Perinatal Team
Beautiful training course, delivered by the wonderful Vanessa. 2nd training course with MamaBliss and I’ve seen just how rewarding and beautiful these interventions are for our women children and families. They really make a difference for everyone we work with! I highly recommend and thank you VanessaAmy, Assistant Practitioner, Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team
Absolutely fabulous training. There was a perfect balance between theory and practice. Vanessa kept the group engaged and was a pleasure to work with! I have learnt so much today and I now feel confident to use this in my clinical practice going forward. Thank you so much. XDanika Ripley, Staff Nurse, Leeds Mother and Baby Unit
Vanessa is amazing, training is the best, will definitely use it within our work place. xxxLouise Bugg, Health Support Worker, The Mount Leeds York Partnership
Really enjoyable and really usefulLottie, Health Worker, Leeds MBU
Enjoyable, informative and relaxing. Skills that can be used in personal and professional lifeJenny, Staff Nurse, Leeds MBU
Amazing, Vanessa was brilliant and i feel so relaxed after the course, the techniques shown were extremely useful and I am looking forward to using these techniques both in my professional and personal life! Would happily do this again!Caitlin, Staff Nurse, MBU
Francys De Almeida
What a wonderful day! I’ve learnt so much and am excited to take both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge back to work in the inpatient adolescent hospital where I work. I honestly think it will make such a difference. Vanessa was a wonderful trainer and has a passion for holistic therapies which is infectious. Would 100% recommend.Kate Russell
Vanessa is a wonderful trainer. So much fun and passion. Learnt a lot about myself here too ! Mainly about caring for me as well as others Group was great! I loved every second!! Thank you xxCaroline
Very informative and enjoyable training day, Can’t wait to get started on the ward. Thank you xxBex
The best training I’ve ever done! Wonderful instructor lots of fun and very informative.Ben Smith
Very enjoyable course and would recommend that all members of NHS staff attendGlenda
Vanessa was a very supportive teacher and made the experience really relaxing and enjoyable! Can’t wait to put these skills into use!Olivia
Very enjoyable and informative head massage course delivered by Vanessa. All staff felt very relaxed and comfortable practicing and were excited by the skills learnt and how we can deliver these to our patients. Thank you.Debbie Sells
Fabulous course. Clear instructions. Vanessa really down to earth and approachable. Thank you very much for coming and delivering the training. We all enjoyed it and have come back with lots of ideas and inspiration.Angela Simpson
I have really enjoyed the course. I will recommend to others . I can’t wait to get started.Jody Lee
Excellent course. Really enjoyed the two day training.Gurj
Great, very useful and practical training. Teaching was informative and interesting. Great fun and feel more motivated. Every Mother and Baby Unit should do the training.A Chadwick
I have thoroughly enjoyed the training. Vanessa is an inspiring teacher. Her enthusiasm is infectious. Can’t wait to deliver baby yoga to the mums and babies that I work with.Michelle
Thoroughly enjoyed the training, excellent teacher, very inspiring!T Hughes
Really enjoyed the course! 🙂J Woodcott
Vanessa did a fabulous job at teaching. Used various teaching styles adaptable for the group. Information given was precise and easy to understand. Thank you.Rachel
Lovely 2 days – great fun and wonderful to relax at the same time! Really loved spending time with colleagues as we don’t get the opportunity. Really useful tool to use with our mums.H Griffiths