This website is a space to find, connect and collaborate with other practitioners, volunteers, commissioners, funders and parents.
Informal peer support can make a unique and invaluable contribution to achieving healthier pregnancies, better births and healthier babies.
Stage 1. Vision, goals and context
Stage 2. Designing your programme
Stage 3. Setting up your programme
Stage 4. Delivering your programme
Stage 5. Reviewing and improving your programme
Celebrate volunteering in pregnancy, birth & beyond at our 2020 virtual conference.
Read about our discussion with The Duchess of Cambridge.
Providing support for every parent and giving every baby the best start in life is our mission.
We’ve created comprehensive guides on setting up and running your own peer support programme.
Infant mental health: Using video (VIG) as a tool to see the world through babies' eyes
Take a look at our amazing regional programmes: Essex , Island house and Ripplez.
Find out what peer support is, how it works and why it helps to give babies a better start in life.
Use our teams space to connect and collaborate with other platform members.
Find out what works. The 5 key guides to operating a successful volunteer initiative.
Important: take a step back to define what you want to achieve.
Whether you're sett ... Read more
Plan for success. Don't launch into setting up before you have clearly defined what ... Read more
You've designed your programme. Now it's time to get it set up in the right way.
Al ... Read more
You've designed it, you've set it up and are now delivering your programme.
Things don't stay the same! It is a constant process of review and adaptation. ... Read more
Parents 1st UK and affiliate programme, Island House Community Parent Programme, were amongst the 8 organisations invited to a roundtable with ... Read more
“I couldn’t have done it alone. It was so nice having someone to hold my hand and be there for me during a scary time”
We know how ... Read more
Celebrate Volunteering in Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Sharing, connecting, adapting and surviving
Tuesday 13th October and Thursday 15th ... Read more
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