This month's mammy meet-up in Inishowen will hear from two specialists in family and female well-being.

Deirdre Ward from Unlock and Lorraine Boyce from Down Below Physio will be the guest speakers at the Tea & Toast meeting on 24th October 2018.

The Tea & Toast is an Inishowen-based group hosting casual meet-ups for mothers to get together and learn new tips and tools for taking care of their own mental well-being. The group began in January 2018 and is named after the first meal that mums often get after giving birth.

This month’s event on 24th October, 7.30-9.30pm in the Cockhill Celtic Youth Club, will hear from two well-established specialists. Here are their stories:

Deirdre Ward – Unlock

Deirdre Ward

My name is Deirdre Ward and I am a qualified Play Therapist practising since January 2018. Prior to this I worked as a Primary School Teacher for over 8 years in Ireland and Abu Dhabi. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children from 2years up to 13years with varying and diverse needs. I have volunteered alongside Aid Roche’s charity in Chernobyl, Barretstown Camp and also worked with children with severe needs such as a child with Quadriplegic Cerebal Palsy through Jack & Jill Foundation.

My core purpose is to bring my skills and expertise to children and families who need help, working with them to develop ‘full-family well-being’. I am constantly learning and developing my practice and I am currently in my third year at CTC (Children’s Therapy Centre, Westmeath) studying a MA in Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic and Integrative Modality).

In January 2018, I launched the UNLOCK Programme – a programme tailored to the family to support the whole unit – Play Therapy Sessions with the child so that they feel happier, less anxious and more confident, Parent Sessions to support, listen, educate and advise on how to best help your child.

I created the UNLOCK Programme as a system of care that focuses on supporting child, parents & the whole family as a unit. This partnership approach is the most effective way to overcome challenges and achieve wellness. With a clear set of goals and step by step actions that we take together, UNLOCK ends the waiting, overwhelm and worry so that your whole family are happier.


Lorraine Boyce – Down Below Physio

Lorraine Boyce

Hi, my name is Lorraine Boyce, I’m a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist at Down Below Physio, and founder of the Mummy Manual Blog.

I work with women who have pain and pelvic floor problems, ‘mummy tummy’ or any issue affecting ‘down below’.

I help my clients to get back to their best selves and full fitness again, through treatment at my clinic and through my online fitness packages.

My website for more info on my services! 🙂

Mothers of every age and stage of life are welcome to come along to the next Tea & Toast meet-up this Wednesday 24th October, 7.30pm at the Cockhill Youth Club.