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Supporting NCT & the Big Push

The NCT Big Push teamed up with Puddle Ducks Oxfordshire, to raise awareness and much needed funds to support postnatal depression.

The Big Push, organised by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Abingdon, took place in Abingdon on Sunday 10th June.

Parents and families were invited to step outside and take part by either walking, buggy pushing or scooting around the stunning Albert Park, town centre and Abbey Gardens, with refreshments at the end.

Beccy Stenson from Puddle Ducks said: “We have been working alongside and supporting the NCT for some time, and we were delighted to be able to get involved with this fun event.

“Post natal depression is very common and yet there is still a stigma attached to it, so campaigns like The Big Push are really important to get the word out that there is help available.

“Each and every day we try to positively encourage parents and babies to bond by relaxing and having fun, so this cause is very close to our hearts.”

According to the NCT it is estimated that one in 10 women experience post natal depression, and it can also affect fathers and partners.

The event raised around £650 which will be put towards developing perinatal mental health awareness workshops and provide a range of practical resources to be distributed across the NCT’s UK-wide network.

Puddle Ducks take a holistic approach to a mum’s physical and mental wellbeing, providing infant swimming lessons that give both mums and dads the opportunity to bond with their baby.

For more information visit nct.org.uk/branches/events/big-push