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It Takes A Village - A parenting podcast

Hosted by TV presenter and parenting podcaster Anna Williamson, It Takes a Village is a mini-podcast series showcasing the amazing National Lottery funded charities that offer support to mums that might be needing some extra hope, advice and guidance at this time.

Listen to all episodes on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Episode 1 - Baby Banks

In Episode 1, we speak to two baby banks - like food banks but providing clothes, toys and equipment for babies and young families. Anna speaks to Hilary Johnston, foster mum and founder of Cwtch in Cardiff, and Sophie Livingstone, the CEO Little Village who are based in London.

Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.


Episode 2 - Grief & Loss

*Please note that this episode discusses the very difficult topic of stillbirth and losing a child – please be mindful of your own mental health and emotional response*

Episode 2 provides support and advice for those who might have tragically lost a baby, or for those who might be supporting someone through their grief. Anna speaks to Julie Morrison, Founder of Baby Loss Retreat in Glasgow, and Clea Harmer, the CEO of UK-wide Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (SANDS), both of whom were inspired to help others after their own personal experiences of baby loss.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

Episode 3 – Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Episode 3 concentrates on the vital importance of looking after your own mental and physical health as a mother, and how you can seek support with this. Anna speaks to Margaret Logue, Centre Director of the Women’s Centre in Derry, and Leanne Evans, founder of Fit Moms & Kids in Glengormley, Northern Ireland.

Listen on Spotify.

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