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!
How to get involved:
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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.
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