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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
We welcome referrals of expectant mothers and fathers who live in the following areas:
Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Thurrock and Canvey Island. Read more
Volunteers frequently describe their volunteering experience as “life changing". 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]
Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime?
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.
Join our Virtual and In-person Volunteer Pregnancy Pal 4-session taster course. This is a great way of discovering whether being a Pregnancy Pal is for you.
We talk to Sarah Kholia, a former peer support volunteer for and now peer support worker for Parents 1st Essex as we celebrate Volunteers Week. Read more
Parents 1st Essex talks to Dolly, a Perinatal Mental Health Midwife at Basildon Hospital about how peer support has complemented the midwifery service and support for expectant Mums in her care. Read more
Julie talks to Parents 1st Essex about her experience of attending our Fit-for-Mums exercise classes during and after her pregnancy. 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
Join our Virtual and In-person Volunteer Pregnancy Pal Drop-In to see if you want to become a Virtual Volunteer Pregnancy Pal Read more
Join our Virtual and In-person Volunteer Pregnancy Pal 4-session taster course. This is a great way of discovering whether being a Pregnancy Pal is for you. Read more