We don't just do courses - we're a national charity supporting new parents in your community and across the UK.

Volunteers in the park

As we all know, the line between coping and not can sometimes be very thin, particularly in early parenthood. So through our local branches and outreach programmes, every day we provide vital support to new parents, help to overcome the challenges of breastfeeding, work to tackle loneliness and isolation, and much more.

Also, our campaigns have been behind many of the improvements for new parents over the past 60 years - from dads in delivery rooms to shared parental leave. And there's so much more to do.

Please become an NCT member - you'll be helping us to continue our important work in your local area and across the UK.

What a membership donation supports

Infant feeding line

Our free Infant feeding line gives vital support to thousands of new parents. Open until midnight 365 days a year, there's practical and emotional support, and reassurance from trained professionals. Will you be the next to call?

community-run branches

Our community-run branches support 320 local communities across the UK. From bumps and babies groups to dads meet-ups, nearly new sales to local campaigning there's lots happening. 

breastfeeding peer support

As midwives and health visitors become more stretched, our breastfeeding peer support programme trains local mothers to support new mums who want to breastfeed, but are struggling with the challenges.

parents in mind

Our Parents in Mind programme trains local volunteers to support women experiencing emotional health difficulties while our Birth and Beyond Community Supporters programme supports mothers in at-risk communities. 

website information

Over 500 free evidence-based articles on our website to support and guide you through pregnancy, birth and early parenting. Written by experts, independently verified and guaranteed free from commercial bias. 


We campaign on issues that matter most to new parents. From improvements in maternity and paternity leave, to dads in the birthing rooms to protecting the right to breastfeed in public, we've fundamentally changed the experience of all new parents. 


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