Magic Mums Goes Irish

We recently had a visit from a mum who was a part of our very first group in 2012. Mary, who now lives in Ireland, is responsible for naming Magic Mums because she believed what we did, and do, is magic.

She now lives in rural Ireland and is delivering some of the materials and knowledge that she picked up from Magic Mums. Her town has had 35 suicides in the last two years, but Mary believes she is able to make a real difference by running these sessions. We’re incredibly proud of the work Mary is doing in our new Irish branch of Magic Mums!

“We love the fact that although some of our mums have moved on, they never forget us”, says Magic Mums Co-ordinator Kirstin Neill-Edwards.

Recent Highlights

We have begun an Open University course, The Family at the Centre of Learning, with our Thursday group. This group is committed to the course and excited about the opportunity to gain qualifications that they can use to gain future employment opportunities. This is particularly exceptional, as some of the 16 mums enrolled on this course have no other qualifications.

Fast Forward

To complement our Magic Mums sessions, we have started a mums cooking group on Mondays. This programme, called Magic Cooking, teaches mums simple, healthy recipes alongside budgeting and wellbeing, offering a complete wrap-around wellbeing programme for them and their families. Magic Cooking is running in conjunction with Turning Point.

Magic Mums is incredibly grateful to have recently received support from the Grove Trust, allowing us to continue this important work for another year. Magic Mums is 100% funded by donations, so the support from this local group, which will be match-funded by RPT’s fundraising events, means so much to the future of this programme.

18th November 2019