Bright Futures work closely with the Children’s Centre staff to run two young mums groups, one at Jarrow Children’s Centre on Friday mornings 10am to 11.30am and another at Biddick Hall Children’s Centre on Tuesdays at 1.30 to 3pm.All young mums and mums to be under the age of 25 years are welcome to come along to the group. The group focus is created by the mums who identify what they would like to do i order to increase the health, wellbeing and opportunities available to themselves and their children. Our groups have enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, budgeting, sporting activities, trips out and about and first aid. They have also explored other issues such as relationships, online safety and exploitation, domestic violence and healthy lifestyles. Overall the group aims to raise aspirations and confidence in the young women and encourages the mums to be great parents whilst getting the most out of life for themselves. Some women are ready to move into education, training or employment and Bright Futures staff are always happy to support this, with guidance where necessary with CV writing and interview skills, or job searches, as well as supporting young mums to access other services available.