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

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As we all know, the line between coping and not can sometimes be very thin, particularly in early parenthood. So every day we're out providing vital support in communities across the UK.

Often our work goes unseen, but every year we help thousands of new families – just like yours – struggling with the challenges of becoming a parent.

Please become an NCT member - you'll be helping us to continue our important work in your local area, and across the UK. Your membership donation helps fund our campaign work, like the #HiddenHalf campaign, which has already changed the system in England, helping parents with physical and mental health problems to get access to the treatment they need. 

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What a membership donation supports

Infant feeding line

Free infant feeding support line

Free, expert support to thousands of new, often desperate, parents. Open 365 days a year until midnight, there's practical and emotional support. Will you be the next to call?

community-run branches

325 local, community-run branches

Supporting local communities across the UK. From bumps and babies groups to dads meet-ups, nearly new sales to local campaigning, there's lots happening – and you’re invited. 

breastfeeding peer support

Peer-to-peer breastfeeding support 

As midwives and health visitors become more stretched, we’re training local mothers to support new mums who want to breastfeed, but are struggling with the challenges.

parents in mind

Training volunteers to support mothers in need

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

evident based information

Independent, evidence-based information

Written by experts, independently verified and guaranteed free from commercial bias, our free-to-use website will support and guide you through pregnancy, birth and early parenting.  

Hidden half team

Campaigning on the issues that matter

From improvements in maternity and paternity leave, to partners in birthing rooms, to protecting the right to breastfeed in public, we've fundamentally changed the experience of all new parents. But there is more to do… 


Interested in becoming an NCT member? Join today

More from Membership

This session of our, NCT Members only, live and interactive postnatal talks will focus on ‘Crying and Communicating’.

This session of our, NCT Members only, live and interactive postnatal talks will focus on ‘Finding your feet’.

By becoming an NCT Member, not only are you helping us to support new parents, you get exclusive access to our collection of money-saving rewards ...

NCT Membership offers and discounts gives you a wide range of money-saving rewards, discounts and services – from the weekly shop to maternity clothes ...

NCT are proud to introduce a series of live online talks, for NCT members, designed to provide insight and support for new parents with babies aged 2 ...

This session of our, NCT Members only, live and interactive postnatal talks will focus on ‘Getting to know your baby’.

This session of our, NCT Members only, live and interactive online postnatal talks will focus on ‘Sleep’.

Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Antenatal refresher course

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