Testimonial

Celia Suppiah has been well known to me and to my colleagues for some five years now. She has been involved, virtually since the start, in our national health literacy programme Skilled for Health, a joint programme with DIUS and the national health and education charity ContinYou.

 

In Thurrock, working with the local community mothers group she was a pioneer for this community based learning intervention and as such she and her colleagues in this locality, through their testing of the concept have made a significant contribution to its success and growth from a series of modest local pilots to a national programme featured in DH White Papers and other major policy publications. I have no doubt she has the skills, professional knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to, community based interventions to make a success of her social enterprise.

Mike Horah
Head of Social Marketing and Health Related Behaviour Department of Health

Useful links

Someone in My Corner report, released November 2012

Evidence findings from our volunteer peer support initiative for parenthood, birth and beyond.

Volunteering Matters

http://www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Health Champion

http://www.altogetherbetter.org.uk/

Family and Parenting Institute

http://www.familyandparenting.org

National Childbirth Trust

http://www.nct.org.uk

One Plus One

One Plus One is a charity that puts research into practice. They investigate what makes relationships work – or fall apart – and make the findings accessible to everyone interested in strengthening and supporting couple and family relationships. One Plus One have specially designed tried and tested packages of training and resources for Community Mothers Programmes.
http://www.oneplusone.org.uk

Parenting UK

http://www.parentinguk.org

Parents as First Teachers

http://www.parentsasfirstteachers.org.uk

Refugee Council

http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

The Fatherhood Institute

http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org.uk

Breastfeeding Network

http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Cry-sis

http://www.cry-sis.org.uk

Disabled Parents Network

http://www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

Goodwin Volunteer Doula Project

We promote the Goodwin Volunteer Doula Project. It is an excellent voluntary project set up within the auspices of the Goodwin Development Trust. Doulas offer emotional and physical support to women before, during and after childbirth.
http://www.goodwindoulas.org

Family Mediators Association

http://www.thefma.co.uk

Gingerbread/One Parent Families

http://www.gingerbread.org.uk

Parentline Plus

http://www.parentline.org.uk

Essex Mums

http://www.essexmums.org/

NHS Cord Blood Bank

http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/cordblood/

Hannah Suppiah

Our special thanks must go to the very talented Hannah Suppiah for supplying all of our wonderful illustrations.