The Fundraising and Foundation team is proud to support delivery of the Mother Goose program within our Parent Infant Unit in 2022.

Parent Infant Unit is a five bed mental health inpatient unit for parents and infants. We assess and treat the mental health of the parent and support/strengthen the attachment relationship between parent and infant.

The unit provides pregnancy and early parenting mental health specialist assessment and treatment in the form of individual and group therapy and medication management.

Parent-Child Mother Goose is an evidence-based program that strengthens attachment and interaction between parents or carers and their young children by introducing them to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.

The Program is offered weekly by qualified experienced facilitators at no charge to Parents. The presentation lasts for approximately half an hour and is currently presented via Zoom link to the Parent Infant Unit. 

Parents, babies and staff all participate and interact during the presentation. 

The program is presented by Baptcare and is funded by Bendigo Health and Fundraising.