PAST EVENT: Snack & Chat

A brilliant opportunity for new mums to meet some new people, shake off the cobwebs and drink some caffeine.

Oh and did we mention there would be snacks?

The Social Club Snack and Chat events provide an occasion for our growing community of Social Club mums to catch up, connect and meet other like-minded social mums.

In this session, we will be joined by a special guest from our charity partner, The Gidget Foundation and there will be a reading of the beautiful new children’s book, “Bunny Wears Gumboots“, part of the Gidget Foundation Bunny Books series.

Date: Wednesday 29th August

Time: 11am

Location: Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour

Cost: $16.10 (incl GST) – single ticket
Or
$24.19 (incl GST) – for a double: Bring a friend and SAVE!

Number of tickets available: 20 tickets

*This is a baby friendly event.  In fact, we are reading from a children’s book! So it’s the perfect opportunity to roll up with your prams and meet some other mamas. 

The Bunny Books will be available to purchase at the event with 100% of the purchase going to the Gidget Foundation.

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Pass it on!

To really get your new support network working and social life flying, we want you to tell a friend to join in the fun. Maybe they’re your neighbours, work in the same field, have children the same age or you share an unfathomable passion for Game of Thrones. If they are a mum, then they fit the profile. The idea is that meeting new mums expands your circle. These women will become your comrades in arms, partners in crime, emergency babysitters and maybe even new business co-founders over the coming years –  You will see them at our other events, and in our exclusive Facebook group. It takes a village to raise a child and these days, we’ve got to build our own villages.

The cost of your ticket will get you:

  • Unlimited coffees (we are big believers in the power of caffeine)
  • Delicious house made treats from Fratelli Fresh.
  • Membership into our exclusive closed Facebook Group where we will be live streaming the reading so you can go back and re-watch it later.

 

Gidget Foundation Bunny booksMore about the Gidget Foundation

Gidget Foundation Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides programs to support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents.

Gidget was the nickname of a vibrant young mother who tragically took her own life while suffering postnatal depression. She hid her suffering from even her loving family and friends. Together, they created the Gidget Foundation Australia determined that what happened to Gidget would not happen to others.” – Dr. Vijay Roach,Obstetrician & Chairman, Gidget Foundation Australia

Established by Gidget’s friends and sisters, the Foundation has grown and is now supported by hundreds of passionate individuals, community leaders and health professionals.

Nearly 1 in 5 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers will experience perinatal depression and anxiety that is often hidden and not fully understood. It impacts around 100,000 Australians each year, and suicide is the leading cause of maternal death. Nearly 50% of all parents experience adjustment disorders.

Gidget Foundation Australia is supported by the generosity of philanthropic individuals and businesses, the NSW Government, as well as events just like this one.

About Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes is a Clinical Psychologist, based in Sydney, and has been in private practice for over 25 years.

From her work with emotionally dysregulated primary age children and their families at Redbank House over 30 years ago, to her work with clients at a private women’s health clinic focusing on grief, loss, pregnancy and fertility, her passion for women’s emotional wellbeing has been a driving force in her career.

After having children of her own, Chris focused on her consultancy work with various organisations, carrying out; mediation, psychological first aide to trauma survivors, EAP programs and assessments to determine readiness for work after sustaining injuries as well as training teachers on: resilience building, self- care and stress reduction.

Working with mothers and babies has always been her passion. Running year-long psychotherapy groups with Norma Tracey, completing infant observation work and the New-born Behaviour Observation Course all lead her to Gidget House, where she remains as one of their therapists, also providing supervision to psychologists in the perinatal field. Chris also loves to be involved as a consultant on PNDA for the media and to heighten awareness of maternal emotional well- being in the community.

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