NHS Tayside

Charity registered in Scotland SC011042

NHS Tayside Healthy Working Lives Team encourages and supports workplaces in thinking how Health & wellbeing can be promoted within their workplace. There is evidence that encouraging people to be active and getting out doors is great for improving mental health & wellbeing. The Health Working Lives Team are keen to do everything we can to support the health & wellbeing of people throughout Tayside and as such are keen that as many workplaces as possible provide opportunities for staff to incorporate walking into their daily lives.

Current opportunity

This is an opportunity to help and support women at a very important time following the birth of their baby. For many new mothers this can be an overwhelming time and women have said that having someone to listen and help, spend time and talk through how to breastfeed would have made a huge difference to them. An initial period of training on breastfeeding management, communication skills, listening skills and expectations of the role in a hospital ward environment will be provided. Following completion of training you will provide additional support to women in the postnatal wards at Ninewells Hospital on a rotational basis. This will ensure consolidation of training and build your confidence on how to provide support with breastfeeding. Regular meetings will be arranged to ensure all volunteers have the necessary ongoing support, updates and help to manage this volunteering opportunity.