Why is this Project needed?

With sleepless nights, post-natal blues, and the pressures of bringing up very young children, getting back to work is often the last thing on the minds of new mothers.

Fully immersing oneself in the world of new parenthood is often all-consuming. So, it is understandable that when mums reach a point when they need to return to work (mainly because of financial pressures) they have been out of the workplace for so long that they have no confidence in themselves or their ability. Single mums are more likely to feel isolated and without support – further hurting their chances. This causes stress-related conditions.

Lack of confidence is a major hurdle that needs to be overcome, and the longer they stay out of the workplace the harder it can be. Technology is constantly changing, and the workplace moves much faster, requiring an entirely different approach when balancing the demands of children from pre-pregnancy.

Mums need support in building their self-confidence and training in essential skills for job searching and workplace skills such as computers and administration. They also need help managing family relationships as they go back into work.