Find out how you can socialise with members in your local area, from meeting up in person for Walk and Talk groups to loads more opportunities to get to know parents close by.
Since the beginning of lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve been campaigning for the needs of new and expectant parents to be recognised. Read about how we're delivering our services under the restrictions.
Now more than ever, it’s so important for new parents to establish a support network of other parents in their area who truly understand what they’re going through.
It’s therefore fantastic to see that the government in England has acknowledged the vital need for support groups for new and expectant parents in its latest Covid-19 guidance.
Walk and Talk groups restarted
We’re delighted that following new guidance from the government, our NCT Walk and Talk groups have restarted, and can now support more parents. The groups are a chance to get outside and meet other parents in a safe, socially distanced way.
They operate under specific guidance for charities running support groups for new parents, which mean that more than six people are allowed to meet at one time.
We’re adding new groups to our website all the time. Can’t find one near you? Find out how you can help us start an NCT Walk and Talk in your local area.
Virtual groups and activities
Plus, visit our local activities and meet-ups page and enter your postcode to search for your local NCT group. You’ll also be able to see all the activities and meet ups happening in your area every week.
Feeding support line
If you need information, support or just someone to talk to, give one of our trained breastfeeding counsellors a call on 0300 330 0700 (option 1). The line is open every day from 8am to midnight, including bank holidays.
Contactless loan or hire service
Some local NCT groups provide a contactless loan or hire service of items that can help with your parenting choices. These may be cloth nappy libraries, baby-carrying or sling libraries, welly libraries or valley cushion loans. You can ask at your local branch if they have this service.
Our Baby Bundles volunteers are also helping parents in difficult circumstances by providing essential items to parents in need.