We’ve been campaigning for sixty years, working towards our vision of making sure that all parents are confident and supported during their First 1,000 Days.

Campaign speech in parliament

There are three strands to our campaigning work:

  • National campaigns: We work closely with elected politicians and policy-makers in all Four Nations to make sure that they know about the work of our practitioners and branches, and to campaign for policies that will make life better for new parents. We are currently focusing on improving identification of postnatal mental illness through our #HiddenHalf campaign, and working to improve maternity services and postnatal care. We have a set of local campaign tools, created in collaboration with volunteers, to help you campaign on issues that are relevant to parents in your area.
  • Local volunteer-led campaigns: Harnessing the power of our movement to campaign is a great way to achieve real change and to increase our reach to even more parents.
  • Supporting improvements to maternity services through Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) and Maternity Services Liaison Committees (MSLCs).

Find out more

It’s common for new mothers to suffer from postnatal mental illness, but only half receive the treatment they need. We are campaigning to change that....

We have an impressive track record of campaigning on behalf of new parents, both nationally and locally. Harnessing the power of our movement to...

Local activities and meetups

NCT Membership
Support NCT by becoming a member

Courses & workshops

NCT Signature antenatal

Find out more

NCT Essentials antenatal

Find out more

NCT Refresher antenatal

Find out more