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Join our campaign to help raise awareness of the value of perinatal peer support

Every parent deserves support and every baby deserves the best possible start in life
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Quality peer support during pregnancy, birth and beyond helps give babies the best possible start in life

We know it can be life changing for volunteers and parents.

We know it can achieve healthier pregnancies, and better births.

We know there are clear benefits to the wellbeing of mothers, fathers, partners and babies.

So why do excellent perinatal peer support programmes struggle to survive?

We invite you to join our campaign to raise awareness of how valuable peer support is during this critical time. Share your stories and ideas and let’s help perinatal peer support programmes to flourish across the UK!

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Nicole Ranaweera | 11th Aug 2020

Celebrate Volunteering in Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond: Sharing, connecting, adapting and surviving!

Join Parents 1st UK this October for a virtual 2 day event to hear how quality peer support, starting in pregnancy, makes a real difference to parents, babies, families and communities – even more so during these troubled times. 

  • Come together to share learning about adapting to COVID-19
  • Explore sustainability and funding issues with a presentation from the National Lottery Community Fund
  • Hear the latest research about ‘what works’
  • Listen to inspiring stories from volunteers, pregnant women and fathers
  • Connect with practitioners who are coordinating initiatives
  • Join an on-line community that is passionate about perinatal peer support

This two-day virtual conference will not only celebrate excellent examples of initiatives operating across the country but will also explore how these amazing initiatives can adapt, survive and flourish.

Find out more: https://parents1st.org.uk/activity/parents1st-uk-virtual-conference-tuesday-13th-october-and-thursday-15th-october-2020

How to get involved:

  • Let us know you support this campaign by choosing to  
  • Start or join in a conversation with our on-line community – share ideas and connect with others across the UK. Click here to  
  • Sign up to our monthly newsletter - we'll keep you up to date with the latest news from the perinatal peer support community
  • Share your stories of how peer support has helped

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Celia Suppiah

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Celia’s commitment to early prevention volunteering began in Essex in 1990 when, working as a health visitor, she recognised that many parents feel fearful or wary of professionals. Celia established a 'Community Mums and Dads' volunteer peer s ... Read more

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I'm responsible for all Parents 1st marketing and communications, spreading the word about this fantastic community across social media, among industry relevant networks and through the media. Connect with us via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to kee ... Read more

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Hi Everyone, Welcome to the Parents1st UK website, I am your point of contact if you need any assistance with anything relating to this site. Whether: Registering with us needing help with resetting your password downloading documents to assis ... Read more

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