COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Parentalk hopes to engender support for working mums

Parentalk hopes that its new research revealing that 90 per cent of working mothers want employers to help them deal with anxiety and guilt will encourage companies to have more consideration for employees with young families.

The charity commissioned the research into working mothers' anxiety in the workplace as part of its new 'Parentalk At Work' initiative, which provides parent coaching and working parent seminars and training.

"The Parentalk At Work campaign isn't about company creches and legislative changes, it goes much deeper than that," said Tim Mungeam, chief executive at Parentalk. "Working mothers are looking for practical strategies to help them with day-to-day family issues that affect their performance at work."

Parentalk hopes the research will encourage employers to start introducing its seminars and parent coaching into the workplace.

"Working mothers are committed to being responsible employees and parents - we consistently come across thousands of women who believe they can strike that balance with enough support from the workplace," said Mungeam.

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