Sarah has been a peer supporter since May 2021. She had been volunteering with Parents 1st Essex for over a year and a half when the job opportunity arose and Sarah could not think of anything better than to continue her work in this new capacity.

As a peer supporter Sarah undertakes outreach work, providing one-to-one support to expectant and new parents. She also runs antenatal sessions remotely and in person.

"I absolutely love what I do. Everything we do is done confidentially, to allow families to gain our trust, so that they feel comfortable to open up to us. This means we can provide them with all the support they need that is most beneficial to them. I really enjoy what I do, I feel a great sense of joy and happiness knowing that I can provide company to someone that hasn’t got any or simply inform parents to help them to feel more confident."