GOOD ENOUGH START
supporting Parent-Infant Relationships
Welcome to our award-winning universal service. Our professional and friendly team champions the important parent-infant relationship. Practitioners offer sensitive support to empower every parent to recognise and meet their baby's emotional needs.
ABOUT GOOD ENOUGH START
The foundation of your baby's social and emotional wellbeing begins during pregnancy and continues throughout your baby’s first 1001 days of life. Amazingly, it is the special parent-infant relationship, or parent-infant bond, that you build together which is crucial to your baby's developing mind.
This remarkable bond, also known as attachment, creates new brain connections. These connections enable your baby to become social and emotionally resilient throughout life. It's important that you feel emotionally prepared to nurture your baby psychologically to enable the relationship to form.
Good Enough Start's core purpose is to empower all parents to create a secure parent-infant relationship. Specialist trained Practitioners will provide support in the community for all.
Our Values: Infant-focused * Relationship-based * Collaborative * Ambitious
A GOOD ENOUGH START IN LIFE
supports Parent-Infant Mental Health
OUR EARLY YEARS HELP SHAPE OUR LIFELONG PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING.
The Duchess of Cambridge has launched The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood. The new Centre for Early Childhood will drive awareness and action to make positive change. Good Enough Start empowers a network of positive protective factors. Find out more at www.centreforearlychildhood.org
Read the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood Report:Big Change Starts Small, June 2021
Find help and resources around the UK
GET IN TOUCH
You can contact a Practitioner to ask a question or request a chat. A Practitioner will always aim to respond by the next working day. You can ask a family member or friends to contact us too.
Working days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Work base: Millom Children's Centre
9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
WHO WE ARE
Good Enough Start has been collaboratively developed by:
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 is fully funded until October 2022 thanks to:
Copeland Community Fund, Sellafield Ltd., Francis C Scott Trust and Cumbria Community Foundation.
Moments to celebrate
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!
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
'Francis C Scott Trust, one of our funders, has named Janice Brockbank and Brenda Howgill 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!