Peer support is life changing for
mothers, fathers and babies. 

How to get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime?

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Author: Julie Clark

Developing successful perinatal peer support

Whether you are a provider or a commissioner - make it work from the beginning.

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What we offer and where

We offer a range of friendly and free activities during pregnancy, birth and after the birth.

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How do parents benefit?

93% of the parents we support report improved wellbeing 3 months after the birth.

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Latest news

  • Win big and support Parents 1st with The Essex Lottery!

    Play The Essex Lottery and help to support families in your local community by raising funds for Parents 1st Read more

  • New rooms for hire!

    Room hire now available at the Parents1st offices in Laindon, Basildon, Essex. Our meeting rooms are available both weekdays and weekends, at various rates to commercial/ business organisations and not-for-profit organisations, community and voluntary groups. Read more

  • Wrisk project survey for pregnant mums

    We have received a request to ask pregnant mums to participate in the Wrisk project survey. Read more

  • VIG success

    Congratulations to Terina and Celia on reaching milestones in their VIG training. Read more

Latest Events

  • Antenatal information sessions November 2019 (Thurrock)

    For mums-to-be living within Thurrock. A set of informal themed antenatal information drop-in sessions, covering health and wellbeing for mum and baby, practical baby care and preparing for labour and birth. Read more

  • Antenatal information sessions September 2019 (Thurrock)

    For mums-to-be living within Thurrock. A set of informal themed antenatal information drop-in sessions, covering health and wellbeing for mum and baby, practical baby care and preparing for labour and birth. Read more

  • Fit for mums 6 week postnatal programme November 2019

    A FREE, fun and friendly 6 week progressive exercise programme for Basildon, Canvey and Thurrock mums, to help them feel fit and healthy after giving birth. Read more

  • Fit for mums 6 week postnatal programme October 2019

    A FREE, fun and friendly 6 week progressive exercise programme for Basildon, Canvey and Thurrock mums, to help them feel fit and healthy after giving birth. Read more