Parents in Mind provides support to all parents across Newham - mothers and birthing people, fathers and non-birthing partners.

The service is funded by Family Hub and Newham Council.

Referral for mothers and birthing people

Referral for fathers and non-birthing partners

Everyone has been through some similar things—it feels like family.

Getting to the groups has really been the best thing mentally for me, and meeting other mums who understand you. I can’t recommend it enough.

I was made to feel really comfortable. Nothing was a problem, it was just 'talk to us about it'.

What support is available?

You can find us at:

  • Children’s centres
  • Family Hubs
  • Community centres
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Mum meetups
  • Young mum groups

We also provide both group and one-to-one support online via Zoom and WhatsApp.

Support is tailored to client preference, and moves gently, but with focus: normalising the difficulties of caring for a baby, decreasing isolation, and empowering parents with resources and information.

Our project staff Carol, Cristina (women and birthing people service), and Imran (dads and partners service) are the first point of contact for all enquiries. They are at the end of the phone for those interested in support, and are ready to liaise with any of our brilliant local partner organisations to make sure care is ‘joined up’ for our clients.

Additional support in Newham

Listed below are a handful of other local organisations who work in partnership with Parents in Mind across Newham, which our service users may also find beneficial at this point in their parenting journey.

Become a Parents in Mind volunteer

Our project is always keen to welcome new volunteers – parents with lived experience of the struggles raising a newborn can bring, who are passionate about supporting the wellbeing of those in the Newham community navigating these struggles today, and can give two hours a week, in exchange for free accredited mental health training and the chance to make a transformative impact on the early days of family life. 

Become a volunteer

Further information

For information about Newham Parents in Mind for mums and birthing people, please contact Carol Amoako-Adofo at or 07525 403673.

For information about partnership and commissioning opportunities in this locality, please email