Mellow Bumps: Offline and Online
£450.00 per person
Pre and post group evaluation
General support whilst setting up and delivering
Facilitator’s manual (printed)
Access to free downloadable materials & resources
Our original (offline/face to face) Mellow Bumps & Dads to-be antenatal programme aims to support parents to be. The programme is intended to decrease the stress levels of parents-to-be in pregnancy, to help them understand that babies are born ready to interact and the importance of early interaction for brain development.
Due to COVID 19 lockdown restrictions, many Mellow Bumps parental groups were halted or not able to start, so in order for groups to continue we created an online version of the training programme for facilitators; Online Mellow Bumps. As of Jan 2022, we have developed and merged our Online Bumps programme to enable facilitators to train online and be equipped with the knowledge and materials to deliver both online AND offline groups.
We are pleased to offer this online training to facilitators who wish to train and deliver this antenatal programm to parents to-be (online or face-face). Whether you are a midwife, health visitor, family support worker or someone who is supporting families with additional health and social care needs – we have put together a seven week programme with topics and activities for the parents-to-be, their unborn baby. Group sessions last 90 minutes and parents receive accompanying log books which include space for notes and ‘Have a Go’ exercises.
Whilst the parental groups are designed to be delivered separately both mums and dads to-be are included in the same two half-day training sessions.
Interactive online training takes place on Zoom and it includes some home learning too. Should your employer not allow you to use zoom, we will send you a link to join in under our subscription.
There are 3 workbooks which include; the manuals entitled Going Online with Mellow and Facilitated Online Mellow Bumps and Dads to be, plus a sample logbook for Parents to be.
For those previously trained in Mellow Bumps with a good experience of delivering groups (in person), if you would like to run Online Bumps groups without attending online training we invite you to have a virtual chat with us about the nuances of delivering groups online, confidentiality, safety etc. If we feel that you have a good grasp of the programme and can efficiently run the revised programme online, we will give you the opportunity to purchase the supporting materials without attending the online version of the training. The £200 cost for the materials includes workbooks, reflective consultation, evaluation support, accreditation, access further resources online and ongoing general support from the Mellow Team.
If you have not achieved accreditation in the standard Mellow Bumps delivery, or are new to Mellow programmes, we would encourage you to attend Online Mellow Bumps training.
Upcoming Event Dates
Online Mellow Bumps & Mellow Dads to Be
- Sept (21st & 22nd @ 9.30am – 1pm)
- Nov (9th & 10th @ 9.30am – 1pm)
- Nov (28th & 29th @ 9.30am – 1pm)