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Volunteering at mbu

Bumblebeeee
Bumblebeeee
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Hi guys 🥰 sorry I haven’t posted in a long time. But I’m feeling really good now, think I’m finally near the end of recovery. I have a question... has anyone volunteered at the mbu ? I went to a meeting today with the ward manager and she said about volunteering but said maybe once a month? I was hoping I could do something more regularly. Does anyone have any experience? I was hoping I could just go onto the ward to talk to the mums and maybe just paint their nails or something to brighten their day x

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Jenny_at_APP
Jenny_at_APPAdministrator

Hi Bumblebeeee

Lovely to hear from you and so glad you’re doing well :)

That’s a lovely idea to go and volunteer at the MBU. I’ve not done it myself, I would love to if it was a bit nearer, but I’m sure others will share their experience. I guess you could always start and see how it goes, best not to over commit and build up if it works for you and the unit.

It’s a lovely idea and I’m sure it’ll be appreciated :)

Best wishes

Jenny x

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Anna_10

Glad things are going well for you at the mo. I would be really interested in this too. Where is your local mbu? Best wishes, Love Anna Xx

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Bumblebeeee
Bumblebeeee
in reply to Anna_10

My local one is in Bristol x

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guinea1

Hi bumblebee,

It is really lovely to hear that you are doing well.

I think it is a great idea and I think being able to help others is very good therapy in healing.. I have spoken to someone at the perinatal unit in Exeter, because of the negative experiences I had mainly, so I could see how differently things are done now, they also said they always want mums with PP experience to volunteer to help the mums there.... I think you would find things rewarding for both you and the mums, but probably would need to take things slowly at first.

Good luck and I would love to hear how you get on.

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Pikorua
PikoruaVolunteer

Hello again,

just reading your second message now about volunteering and MBU. What a wonderful opportunity.

Volunteering has helped me tremendously to gain some of my confidence back throughout my recovery.

Interesting about your location. I am in Somerset, further South from you. I have worked in a family stakeholder group for the development of Jasmin Lodge. The MBU in Exeter. We are up for nomination; mums have been shortlisted for an award at this year’s Celebrating Achievement Awards. 29/11...I can not go to big events, but so proud to be part of this group...

Look after yourself x

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