Supporting mothers through groupwork in a community setting: An exploration of a groupwork programme


  • Joleen Breen University College Cork
  • Hilary Jenkinson University College Cork



This paper explores how groupwork can be utilised to support mothers in community settings. In particular it focuses on a groupwork programme which has been recently developed and facilitated in numerous community settings in Co. Cork, Ireland. The authors conducted a small-scale piece of focus-group research which investigated the experiences of mothers who participated in the programme. Their insights, honest reflections and suggestions are documented and provide valuable learning for both the future direction of the programme and more broadly for practitioners supporting mothers using groupwork as an intervention.

Author Biography

Hilary Jenkinson, University College Cork

Lecturer, School of Applied Social Studies


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How to Cite

Breen, J., & Jenkinson, H. (2020). Supporting mothers through groupwork in a community setting: An exploration of a groupwork programme. Groupwork, 28(3), 6-36.