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Out of the darkness into the light

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...


Is this the year of the multi-volunteer?

Mum of three, Irem Ahmed is one of our ‘multi-volunteers’, who volunteers for two of our projects: Home-Start Better Start and the Perinatal Support Service. Here, Irem shares why she finds volunteering so rewarding. Irem's Story I was on a Home-Start preparation course for family support volu...


Thank you Perinatal Support Service – I’m me again!

Our Perinatal Support Service provides emotional support to families where a parent is struggling with their emotional health during pregnancy and after the first year of birth. When Jodie Pedley’s baby, Ethan was born with medical issues, Jodie could feel that she was struggling but once she foun...


How the Perinatal Support Service supports me

When Daria Kozielska and her husband became first time parents to Sebastian, in October 2017, they were overjoyed at the arrival of their son. However, Daria began to feel very isolated being at home alone with Sebastian every day, while her husband was working. In this blog Daria shares why the sup...


Happy Mum, Happy Bump

Our specialist midwife, Rachel Wild is spreading the Happy Mum, Happy Bump message - that it’s okay to ask for support to help cope when things get a little too much. Rachel's message I’m a midwife and parent education teacher. I’ve worked with families from all sorts of backgrounds and ...