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

  • Fun at Mayfest

    Great fun as ever, for the charity trustees at Mayfest on the 12th May in Basildon. Read more

Latest Events

  • Dads network brunch

    Are you the kind of expectant or new father that wants to make a difference to the world? Read more