Welcome to Life - helping babies and their mentally ill mothers

Nominacija 2013

Zemlja: Austrija

Regija: Salzburg

Sektor: Civilno društvo / Društvena ekonomija

Polja: Obitelj

Nositelj projekta: Verein JOJO - Kindheit im Schatten

Odgovorna osoba: Heidemarie Eher, MBA, BA, BSc

O čemu je riječ?

A multi-professional team consisting of a midwife, psychologist, paediatrician and social worker provides support to mothers who suffer from mental illness. The support is preventative, personalized, based on outreach and continual until the child turns three years old. The mothers, who are often raising the child alone, are strengthened and provided relief at an early stage, i.e. even before giving birth. This permits a stable social network for the family and a secure bond between the mother and infant to emerge. The baby can only develop healthily if the family system is not overwhelmed.