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Help • Understanding • Belonging

Quite simply, we are parents helping parents with the challenges of everyday life

The HUB has been created to help English-speaking families living and working in the Geneva area to connect locally, and feel that they belong within the local community.

We are available to answer your questions, divulge our local secrets and provide parent to parent support. 

Parenting is hard!  Living and raising a family in a country away from home can be a huge additional hurdle.

Most importantly, we are here to make sure you don’t feel alone.

Together we are stronger and happier.

HUB @ Home

1:1 Support

Our [email protected] volunteers offer support,  a listening ear, encouragement and zero judgement.  

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Our Forum

An anonymous question and answer forum where anyone signed up to The HUB can ask questions and share knowledge and experiences.  

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Our Blog

Real stories, from real people with families living in the Geneva area.  

HUB Partners

Community Connections

Work with us to support English-speaking families to integrate locally and, most importantly, feel at home.

 

Children do well...
"Children do well when parents get the support they need."

Kaminski et al (2013), Legacy for Children™ parenting program, US CDC

Kaminski et al (2013), Legacy for Children™ parenting program, US CDC

Kaminski et al (2013), Legacy for Children™ parenting program, US CDC

Half of parents...
"Half of parents struggled to cope with their children’s behaviour during lockdown."

Barnardo’s, August 2020

Barnardo’s, August 2020

Barnardo’s, August 2020

Social support friends...
"Social support from friends moderated the relationship between repetitive negative thinking and postnatal depression and anxiety."

Harrison V et al (2020) Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

Harrison V et al (2020) Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

Harrison V et al (2020) Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

New mums...
"New mums have faced increased risks to their mental health as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

UK Maternity and Mental Health Alliance, March 2021

UK Maternity and Mental Health Alliance, March 2021

UK Maternity and Mental Health Alliance, March 2021

Levels of stress
"Levels of stress, depression and anxiety among parents and carers have increased with the pressures of the lockdowns."

Cresswell et al (2021) University of Oxford

Cresswell et al (2021) University of Oxford

Cresswell et al (2021) University of Oxford

Families have little awareness..
"Families have little awareness of early help services for those who don’t speak French."

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

Reach out...
"Reach out and touch someone’s heart by doing a #littlegooddeed. Loneliness amongst parents is rocketing in lockdown."

HomeStart UK (2021)

HomeStart UK (2021)

HomeStart UK (2021)

MumsNet survey...
"A MumsNet survey of 1500 women warns of a looming maternal mental health crisis without more support for mums."

MumsNet UK (2021)

MumsNet UK (2021)

MumsNet UK (2021)

Supporting parental
"Supporting parental mental health is key. Parental resilience is essential for children’s resilience."

UK Mental Health Foundation, 2021

UK Mental Health Foundation, 2021

UK Mental Health Foundation, 2021

perinatal mental...
"Perinatal mental disorders (PMDs) are the most common complication of pregnancy and the first postpartum year: We found that 16.7% of perinatal women per year, every sixth women, used mental-health services in Switzerland."

Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147

Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147

Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147

Parenting support...
"Parenting support for families with pre-school aged children was identified as the biggest area of need in the Geneva area."

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

In the Geneva area...
"In the Geneva area, the biggest challenges families face include knowing how to access local services; finding english-speaking professionals; and loneliness and isolation."

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

The HUB Geneva (2021) Early Help Needs Assessment

Over 1 in 10..
"Over 1 in 10 women suffer from mental health issues during pregnancy and in the first year following the birth of a child. You do not have to suffer in silence. #maternalMHmatters (2021)"

Home-Start 2021

Home-Start 2021

Home-Start 2021

MumsNet survey...
"It is estimated that 8 -10% of new dads experience paternal post-natal depression – with little support available from health professionals."

Ramluggun et al, 2020

Ramluggun et al, 2020

Ramluggun et al, 2020

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