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Out of the darkness into the light

When Reena Begum found out she was pregnant, she was devastated. She simply did not want to be pregnant. The baby’s father didn’t want to know and she had no-one else to support her. Her mental health began to suffer and Reena began to have dark, suicidal thoughts. Thanks to the Perinatal Sup...


Proud to be a Community Champion

Becoming a Better Start Bradford volunteer Community Champion means different things to different people, but for Ali Nahani, 54, the role has given him a real sense of purpose and direction that he did not expect. In his own words, it has given him a ‘second family’. Here’s Ali’s story My...


Infant Mental Health Awareness Week takes place next week, 10-14 June 2019, with this year’s focus being ‘Difficult Beginnings’. The birth of a baby can be an exciting time, but many women and their partners can experience difficulties during pregnancy, the birth and after the baby is born...


The Power of Volunteering

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2019) is the nation’s chance to celebrate the wonderful contribution that volunteers make. In this blog we chatted to our new Volunteer Co-ordinator, Emma Stafford, to find out more about what inspires her to do her role at Better Start Bradford and why she believes in...


Volunteer with us!

We are offering people in the Better Start Bradford area the opportunity to support its work with families as a volunteer Community Champion or a Community Board Member. Community Champions volunteer by helping out at Better Start Bradford’s fun-packed family events for families with children u...