Mothers have been carrying an unimaginable burden throughout the pandemic. What’s more, because of the isolating nature of the response to the pandemic, they have been doing so behind closed doors, quarantined from the outside world. The result: a nation of mothers who are under enormous pressure, feeling invisible, and lacking the support they need to thrive.
This is why it is crucial for us to come together and remind mothers how much they matter. During a time when we depend on them so much, they must be supported and recognized as the pillars of our communities and families – the unsung heroes of today.
This is where the Mothers Matter Centre comes in. Our goal is to remind mothers that their perseverance is not, in fact, invisible; this is where we offer help that will make their lives easier, and show them that they matter. Every day.
It will require us to address the pandemic’s long-term psychological impacts on children. It will require us to focus on mental health and wellness, and employment training.
It will take time, commitment, and expertise. It won’t be easy, however, we know how to do this.
We still have a lot of work to do, but we have a plan.