SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP FOR EXPECTANT/NEW PARENTS
Launched in late 2019, ‘The Transition Well’ digital platform, created by the team at Transitioning Well, has been well received by organisations looking to support expectant and new parents within their workforce.
A valuable tool mostly used in conjunction with parental leave coaching, ‘The Transition Well’ is a tailored online program supporting one’s unique journey through the parental leave transition. It provides resources and support to expectant and new parents as they transition from ‘working person’ to ‘working parent’, with a focus on mental health, self-care, and career during the perinatal period (from conception through to the end of the baby’s first year of life).
A key component of ‘The Transition Well’ offering are the Nourish Baby online modules, which support expectant and new parents through the more practical and personal aspects of the transition, including pregnancy, labour and birth, and some of the common difficulties associated with newborn feeding and sleeping. These modules have been developed by qualified antenatal and early parenting professionals, and the result is the only online antenatal class provider endorsed by the Childbirth and Parenting Educators of Australia (CAPEA).
Transitioning Well and Nourish Baby have worked closely on a number of projects, with both organisations committed to promoting the importance of optimal perinatal health. Transitioning Well Co-Director, Justine Alter reiterates the importance of providing new parents with e-learning modules that can be completed at home. She said, “for our expectant and new parents, access to Nourish Baby has become even more important in the context of COVID-19 with the reduction of standard support offerings previously available, including pregnancy and birth classes and lactation consultants. These modules give practical and relevant support to those who may have difficulty accessing support services at this time.”
Melissa Grant from Nourish Baby agrees: “we are delighted to be working again with Transitioning Well on a project that so clearly provides support to expectant and new parents. Businesses continue to become aware of the importance of supporting their employees through the parental journey, particularly at this time when a number of services previously available to new parents are no longer available and/or parents can be reluctant to visit these services due to concerns about the current COVID-19 environment.”
The current interest in remote learning has been born out of necessity, however, is likely to continue as businesses recognise that these solutions can be cost effective and assist in promoting the importance of supporting employees through this life stage. HR teams are more aware than ever of their duty of care and the need to retain talent and provide continuity and support to their people.
Businesses who support expectant and new parents with both the psychological and practical aspects can contribute immensely to improved mental health for this group of employees, particularly at a time when they may be unable to utilise support from family and friends due to social distancing restrictions.
We are thrilled to partner with Nourish Baby to provide holistic best practice support to organisations at this challenging time.
To learn more about ‘The Transition Well’ digital offering to support your working parents at this time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org