We believe all new parents should feel confident and supported - wherever they live and whatever their background. Help us fund a new service with big ambitions to achieve a world where no parent feels alone.
The first two years of a child’s life are critical - they develop physically and emotionally more rapidly during this time than any other point in their life.
But we also know that every week more than half of all new parents feel isolated or lonely.
One in five women experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth, and 8 out of 10 mums stop breastfeeding before they want to, with over half saying that they didn’t receive enough support or information to help them continue.
How can you make a difference?
To truly make a difference where it’s needed, we want to launch a new service to support parents. But we need your help!
As the UK’s leading charity for parents, we’ve been supporting parents for over 60 years. Over the last year we have been diving deep into understanding better what parents need and when. We know how important those first weeks, months and years are in to building parent confidence and their child’s wellbeing.
Led by our local volunteer parents, the new service will be a relaxed and flexible parent and baby group.
Based in areas identified where parents face a higher risk of isolation and hardship, each session will have an NCT teacher on hand to provide evidence-based information and caring support.
Mums and dads will have the chance to meet other parents from their area and form vital new support networks. No parent should feel alone.
By attending one or all of the weekly topic-based sessions, parents will gain trusted information to support them on their parenting journey.
But we can’t do this without your help.
Your donation could help us reach more parents with Baby & Me. Help make the difference to new parents when they need it most. Donate today.