Peanut app offers to help combat loneliness amongst mothers in Kent and Medway

Mothers in Kent, struggling with the isolation that this year has brought, are being encouraged to make use of an app that connects local families.

Motherhood can be a daunting experience at any time, but there is concern the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic have increased isolation for many mums and in particular new parents.

Peanut aims to connect mums and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness
Peanut aims to connect mums and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness

But an app called Peanut is offering women a lifeline - and the ability to connect them with other mothers living nearby on a similar journey.

Peanut can link mothers based on location, ages of children, stage of pregnancy or fertility journey and personal interests.

Alongside allowing new parents to meet up for a walk, a park outing or take part in regular zoom calls it also opens mothers to groups and forums they might like to join that is relevant to their own interests or hobbies.

The social support network aims to make sure that mums do not feel alone or isolated and always have somewhere to turn to.

Social distancing restrictions and limits on gatherings can make it feel very lonely for new parents
Social distancing restrictions and limits on gatherings can make it feel very lonely for new parents

Kate Moore, Peanut ambassador and mother-of-two from Dartford, said: "Motherhood can be a very daunting and lonely experience at the best of times, in these uncertain times it can become isolating.

Women supporting other women can seem like a lifeline. Please know you are not alone and connecting with others on the same journey can make a huge difference."

To download the app and to get started with Peanut please click here.

Read more family-related news from across Kent at www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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