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Coronavirus Update: We are still open to offer support and lots of useful information to help you to stay connected with other mums, keep well and prepare for labour and becoming a parent. Read more
Volunteers frequently describe their volunteering experience as “life changing". Read more
93% of the parents we support report improved wellbeing 3 months after the birth. Read more
Find out what local support services can help you through pregnancy, birth and beyond during coronavirus.
If you need support at this time, and live in Thurrock, Basildon or Canvey Island, please get in touch with our team on 01268 525758 or email [email protected]
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Dads have told us that they would like to meet up with other Dads and would like more information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent.
Celebrate Volunteering in Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond: Sharing, connecting, adapting and surviving. Read more
For #VolunteersWeek 2020 we've put together a short message to let all our volunteers know just how important they are to us and to the parents in our community. Read more
We are offering friendly, informal and free online group sessions to all pregnant mums living in the Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Thurrock or Castlepoint areas of Essex. Read more
Anyone and everyone can find out more about developing a perinatal volunteer peer support initiative and the benefits it provides, access guidance and download FREE tools to get a new initiative up and running or develop an existing one. Read more
Join our Virtual Volunteer Pregnancy Pal 4-session taster course. This is a great way of discovering whether being a Pregnancy Pal is for you. Read more
A FREE, fun and friendly 6 week online progressive exercise programme for Basildon, Thurrock and Castlepoint mums, to help them feel fit and healthy after giving birth. Read more
A FREE, fun and friendly 6 week online exercise programme for Basildon, Thurrock and Castlepoint mums-to-be, to help them feel fit and healthy during pregnancy. Read more