Café Stork was established in February 2016 and is held in Parkhead Congregational Church for new or expecting parents, grandparents or parents with new-born babies.
Café stork aims to engage with those who are more vulnerable and less likely to engage with existing service provision. Having access to a network of support is crucial, especially for those with low confidence and self-esteem. Café Stork helps to ensure that people are still involved with their local community as pregnancy can be isolating when your life is about to change and everyone else is going about their life as normal.
Café Stork also reassures pregnant women that support is available throughout this journey and in turn this will help prevent the onset of perinatal mental health issues that can lead to parents feeling isolated and alone.
In summary, Café Stork is there to help reassure the parents that they are not alone during or after their pregnancies and that there is help when needed. It also encourages parents to build on their network of friends/relationships to make sure parents are engaged in their local community and not forgotten about as this time is challenging enough already.
Last updated 16 Oct 2018, 8:50 a.m.
Cafe Stork is a free drop in session to relax, have some lunch & meet other new or expectant parents, grandparents or carers. Babies & ...Social Activity, Parent & Family Support, Early Years