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GOOD ENOUGH START

 a universal community service 

focused on every baby's emotional well-being

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ABOUT THE SERVICE

The foundation for lifelong mental health is shaped and developed by the parent-infant relationship.

Our service aims to engage with every parent to offer knowledge and individual conversations from pregnancy until their infant's second birthday so that every parent feels empowered to confidently and consciously develop

their parent-infant relationship with understanding​ and joy.

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OUR VALUES           COMPASSION            INCLUSION            AMBITION          INNOVATION  

A GOOD ENOUGH START IN LIFE

supports Infant Mental Health

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WHAT DOES MY POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH LOOK LIKE?

Hi, I'm Levi and I'm five. Everyone in my life supported my mental health from the moment I was born. They make sure I feel safe, secure and cared for and I know that my family has what they need to nurture me. All the things that are around me shape my mental health.

Having good mental health helps me to grow, learn, play, make friends, and deal with life's ups and downs. It helps me make sense of the world around me.

Positive mental health means I feel good about myself and am happy a lot of the time. It doesn't mean that I'm happy all the time. It's feeling all the different emotions: happiness, sadness, excitement, worry, anger...and learning safe ways to let them out.

Thanks to Emm  #emergingmindsau​​

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OUR EARLY YEARS HELP SHAPE OUR LIFELONG PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING

HRH The Princess of Wales launched The Royal Foundation, Centre for Early Childhood, in 2023. The Centre drives awareness and action to make positive change. Good Enough Start is aligned with and supports action to recognise the importance of a baby's first 1001 days of life. 

THE WORLD IN WHICH A YOUNG CHILD GROWS UP SHAPES THE WAY THE BRAIN DEVELOPS

Find out more at www.centreforearlychildhood.org 

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GET IN TOUCH

Contact us at any time from pregnancy onwards. A family member or friend can contact us on your behalf too. We will always aim to respond by the next working day.

We're based at Millom Children's Centre

Lapstone Road, Millom, Cumbria LA18 4LP

 

Text 07983580684

 

 

 

 

 

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OPENING HOURS

 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

OUR TEAM AND FUNDERS

Good Enough Start Founders:

The Partnership of Millom Schools, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust 0-19 Services and Howgill Family Centre: Registered Charity No. 519278. Private Company Limited by Guarantee No. 0204563.

The pilot service ran from 2018-2022. Funding continues until October 2025 thanks to:

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NEWS

Moments to celebrate

AWARD WINNERS!

April 2021

The High Sheriff of Cumbria 2021, Julie Barton, congratulated Good Enough Start,  'Your organisation stood out for its excellent work and I am very pleased to inform you that the Good Enough Start Project is among a small number of charities across Cumbria whom I have selected to receive a High Sheriff Award this year.' We also received £500 which will fund a printed information booklet - coming soon. Well done team!

UP AND RUNNING!

October 2021

After launching our new service during the pandemic we had to adapt to lockdown restrictions so we are pleased to announce our full universal preventative service has begun. We're delighted to offer the full range of support from universal to 1:1 therapeutic support empowering parents to support  their baby's emotional needs and strengthen the parent-infant relationship.

PETER SCOTT AWARD 2022

April 2022

'Francis C Scott Trust, one of our funders, has named Janice Brockbank and Brenda Holden as joint recipients of the 2022 Peter Scott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Charity with special regard to their joint work on the Good Enough Start project' Very welcome news to promote Good Enough Start - thank you!

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