Press releases and analysis
NCT Head of Campaigns, Abigail Wood comments on the Institute of Fiscal Studies gender wage gap report, suggesting new mothers earn a third less than men even 12 years after giving birth.
Two women give their views of a scheme where we trained ‘maternity champions’ from an estate in London’s Queen’s Park to give local mums more help.
In response to NHS England’s announcement about perinatal mental health funding today, Abi Wood, Head of Campaigns, NCT, said:
Community volunteers, called ‘maternity champions’ in this project, can provide invaluable support for disadvantaged new mothers, says NCT’s Head of Knowledge Sarah McMullen. And it's win-win as the volunteers themselves also thrive in the process.
An innovative community support programme is making a real difference for new mothers and volunteers in London’s Queen’s Park.
As part of World Breastfeeding Week, NCT Senior Policy Adviser, Rosie Dodds highlights the valuable difference that community support makes to improving women's breastfeeding experiences.
Southampton has officially become a breastfeeding welcome city with an impressive 144 local venues signing up since the launch last year to support mothers to breastfeed comfortably while out and about.
NCT is encouraging mums and dads in Manchester and London to help parents give mental illness ‘The Big Push’ by joining a family friendly 5 km buggy push.
Want to know what volunteering with NCT is really like? Helen Gray is one of our amazing volunteers and has shared her experience – what her role entails, what she has learnt and some of her most memorable volunteering moments.
NCT is today partnering with parents in Wales to demand better mental health support and urge the National Welsh Assembly to reinstate the country’s only designated Mother and Baby unit.