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
How can volunteer initiatives reduce pressure on professional services?
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.
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
These friendly, informal and free online group sessions are open to all pregnant mums living in the Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Thurrock or ... Read more
Just for dads!
3 FREE online workshops for expectant dads who live in the Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Thurrock or Castlepoint areas of Essex, ... Read more
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