We urgently need funding for our walk & talk appeal to enable us to support more parents.
Across the UK, NCT Walk & Talks are helping parents cope with the impact of social distancing measures on their mental wellbeing. Since September 2020 our volunteers have welcomed over 41,500 people to our walks.
These walks are providing a lifeline, bringing new parents together safely for support and providing a way to get outdoors and connect with their local community.
Of parents who attended, 93% felt less isolated and 94% felt their mood had improved. Almost half of parents had not accessed any other parent and baby group in recent months.
"Without NCT Walk & Talk, I'd feel lost and isolated. It's a chance to discuss things with other parents. I'm a first time mum with no other mums in my friendship groups or family. The walks have made a massive difference to me."
New parents desperately need your support. Parents of babies born this winter have experienced pregnancy in a pandemic, unable to access practical or emotional support in the usual way. This has left parents feeling alone and isolated, with 63% experiencing loneliness.
Like many charities, our fundraising has been hugely impacted by the pandemic at a time when demand for our services has never been higher.
Your donation could help support parents and make a real difference.
"NCT Walk and Talk has given me a reason to get up and ready on those difficult days. Even if we don't always make it on time, at least we're up and dressed. It’s had such a huge impact on my wellbeing as a new mum during lockdown"