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

How to get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime?


Author: Julie Clark

Developing successful perinatal peer support

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


Author: Julie Clark

What we offer and where

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


Author: Julie Clark

How do parents benefit?

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


Author: Julie Clark

Latest news

  • Dads network

    Dads have told us that they would like to meet up with other dads and would like more information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent. Read more

  • We celebrate our 10 year anniversary in 2018

    This October Parents 1st will have been supporting families in South Essex for 10 years. Read more

  • Charity fun walk

    The sun was shining for Annette and Merrill as they represented the Parents 1st charity at the John Baron fun walk on Sunday 2nd September. Read more

  • We are recruiting

    We are seeking to appoint an outreach and peer support worker to help us to develop and maintain our established Pregnancy Pal and Birth Buddy Programme focusing on the Canvey Island area. Read more

Latest Events

  • Baby and toddler first aid workshop

    For mums, dads, grandparents, aunties, uncles, carers and those expecting a baby. Read more

  • Fit for mums postnatal sessions

    A FREE, fun and friendly 8 week progressive exercise programme for Canvey Island mums, to help them feel fit and healthy after giving birth. Read more