Terms and Conditions

A summary of the terms of use for this site and the conditions and licensing for reproduction Read more

Where we work

We strive to ensure that high quality peer support is delivered during pregnancy, birth and beyond. We achieve this by delivering services both locally (South and mid Essex) and nationally. Read more

Antenatal sessions for mums

Would you like to meet up with other expectant mums in your area? Join our ‘Virtual information sessions for mums: sharing and preparing together’! Read more

Why get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime? Read more

Pregnancy Pal training and support

Our Pregnancy Pals receive excellent training and support to carry out their role. Our approach is friendly and relaxed so that you enjoy the experience whilst also building your knowledge and skills. Most of all we want to equip you to be a confident volunteer. Read more

Enrol onto a taster course

Our 4-session taster course is a great way of discovering whether being a Pregnancy Pal is for you. Read more

Why we exist

We specialise in effective volunteering and peer support during the key life change of pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent. Read more


We have over 25 years’ award winning expertise in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating high quality early years volunteering. Read more

Developing successful perinatal peer support

Whether you are a provider or a commissioner - make it work from the beginning. Read more

Support to other organisations

Peer support has a unique and valuable role to play in achieving outcomes for parents, babies, families and communities. Read more

How to get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime? Read more

Research and evaluation

An extensive evidence base and practice experience underpins our peer support model. Read more

How do I make a referral?

We welcome referrals of expectant mothers and fathers who live in the following areas: Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Thurrock and Canvey Island. Read more

What we offer and where

We offer a range of friendly and free activities during pregnancy, birth and after the birth. Read more