News & Media


24th August 2020


The Happy Mums Foundation is starting a new project which will give mums and pregnant women across north, east and west Cumbria access to support groups for mental health problems.

Initially groups will be run online using Zoom but will move into communities in Carlisle, followed by Eden and west Cumbria, once lockdown eases.


The two-year project will reach a further 160 Cumbrian women, through 250 staff-run support meetings, as well as starting three volunteer-run groups.

15th March 2019

Happy Mums help couple struggling with parenthood

As part of this year's Red Nose Day, Sarah and James shared their story on BBC North East and Cumbria. 

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8th March 2018

Happy Mums wins New Social Enterprise of the Year 2018!

On Thursday 8th March Katherine and Amy attended the Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership's Conference and Awards event at Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven. Happy Mums were short-listed in the category of New Social Enterprise of the Year, up against some tough competition from our friends at iCan Health and Fitness CIC who went onto receive a 'Highly Commended'. 

We were ecstatic to win the award, and are so grateful for the recognition of the hard work that the whole team have put in over the last three years. 

14th October 2019

Couple shave hair for heartfelt cause

Our very own Claire, her daughter Elsie and husband Chris, appeared in the News and Star to celebrate shaving their heads to raise a whopping £600 for The Happy Mums Foundation! 

The event was streamed LIVE on Facebook too!

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8th October 2019

Wellbeing Week to help mums in need

Here's James and Addie helping to promote our Wellbeing Week in The Lanes Shopping Centre. 

Funded by The National Lottery, the event helped us to reach more women during our week in the city centre location. 

James and Sarah were interviewed for the News and Star, and we're so grateful that they shared their story and spoke about how Happy Mums has been able to support them. 

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7th June 2019

'Happy Mums' tackle Great North Swim to support maternal mental health foundation

An article in the News and Star to promote the fantastic fund (and awareness) raising activities of a group of our Happy Mums who swam a mile in Lake Windermere as part of the Great North Swim 2019! 

Together, the 3 mums raised over £3,000 to support our work. THANK YOU!

20th October 2018

New community-based support groups

We're experimenting with the type of support we offer by running drop-in sessions in key communities in Wigton, Brampton and the city centre of Carlisle. 

The News and Star interviewed our Chief Executive, Katherine, to find out more. 

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