Maggie Gordon-Walker will be talking about Mothers Uncovered, which she set up in 2008 as a direct response to feeling isolated and lonely as a new mother. Since then, several past participants have become facilitators and supported over 700 mothers through courses and workshops. The organisation runs activities at BWC and other venues across the city and has recently started in Worthing, with plans to extend into other areas.

The need for mothers to have a safe, supportive space to process experiences is paramount and the creative arts groups that Mothers Uncovered provides are an aid to greater wellbeing and increased self esteem. Our book, The Secret Life of Mothers, is a compilation of over 50 women’s stories who have all attended groups.

She has become an advocate for the necessity of peer support, highlighting the importance of the ‘matrescence’ period; which means the process of becoming a mother. She is working to create a cross party group of MPs to push for the creation of a national database of maternal peer support services, accessible to health professionals and the public.

Where: Museum Education Pavilion (please note this has changed from the room advertised on the printed programme)

When: 3.30-4.30pm

Bookings: All talks and workshops have limited spaces and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure you sign up on the day at the BWC info stall in the Dome entrance corridor.

*Our women only spaces at IWD are open to ALL self-identified women.