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WILD are here to support young parent families in Cornwall

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are pleased to announce that our WILD mum and baby groups. family allotment work, and 1-2-1 face-to-face family service is back to normal at this stage of the pandemic. We are still offering online support where necessary. We are still committed to keeping our staff and families safe from Covid-19, so precautions are taken where necessary

"Simple Truths" exhibition at The Exchange, Penzance, curated by our Young Dads

In the press: Inspirational art project is helping vulnerable young dads in Cornwall turn their lives around

Now until 4th June 2022

Choices reflect how the dads were feeling in that moment or spoke of a past experience or of future ambitions. Over a brew from a ghillie kettle, conversation flowed, exploring their choices and often providing the starting point for personal reflections around mental health or what was happening in their lives in that moment.

"Luke helps me with my mental health quite a lot, if I'm having a bad day. Although I'm a peer mentor now, he's still at the end of the phone at any time. It helps me be the dad I need to be because I'm only a young lad myself with a newborn baby and I don't know what I'm doing."

- Tom Isaacs, WILD Young Dad

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WILD's vision is for young parents and their children to be healthy, happy and safe, with better life chances and aspirations. 

We're hiring!

If you're based in Cornwall, experienced with supporting families and children, and passionate about the inclusive and supportive values that WILD hold, we would love to hear from you.

 

Click here to head to our jobs page to see what roles we are recruiting for.

Our Mission is to provide whole-family service for young mums, dads, and their children, working with families to meet their individual needs and create a positive start to family life.

 

Here's how we do it:

Essentials

 We are checking that families are able to meet their basic needs and understand key health messages. We are supporting with finances, food and staying connected. 

As energy bills and fuel prices, as well as general cost of living is drastically increasing, support for vulnerable families is more essential now than ever.

Social Contact and Supporting Mental Health

We are running in-person and online group activities, and offering 1:1 support. This includes activities for babies and children with a focus on attachment building and communication. The groups provide a space in which the families can also support each other. 

Providing and Maintaining Links

We are building and maintaining links with other service providers, aiming to build a safety net of services.

We work closely with a network of local and national services who provide specialist support.

We can't do the work we do without support. Every donation we receive is hugely appreciated and goes towards giving the children of young parent families everything they need to survive and thrive.

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