Irene’s Ghost – A new feature length documentary exploring mental illness, family, grief and friendship

Inspired by the birth of his own daughter, Irene’s Ghost director, Iain Cunningham sets out to discover what happened to his mother Irene, who died when he was three years old, and who has remained a mystery to him all these years.Read more

Maternal mental ill health is real and it's ok not to be ok because help is at hand

Read Jill Fyfe's experience of maternal mental ill-health throughout her journey of having her 3 children.Read more

Baby Buddy - innovative free application promoting oral health to mother and child

Best Beginnings is a member of Public Health England's Child Oral Health Improvement Programme board. Having launched new oral health content in Baby Buddy in June, Asma Keshtgar (UCLH SHO) shares her experience of showcasing Baby Buddy at the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.Read more

Volunteers Week at Best Beginnings

It's #VolunteersWeek and Harry, Beatrice and Francesco, our dear volunteers and interns, share their experience of volunteering for Best Beginnings.Read more

Maternal Mental Health support was crucially important for me as a new mum

Maria, one of our Parent Panel members, writes about her experience of having her boy in 2014 but his arrival wasn't smooth though, as for many others. Read about how she encountered the crucial importance of maternal mental health support as a new mum.Read more

Evergreen Life survey results suggest child sickness costs UK parents more than £1.3bn a year

The Evergreen Life survey questioned 1,000 parents from across the UK who have children under 12-years-old. The survey revealed that 1 in 10 parents currently take more than 10 days off work (effectively two working weeks) each year to care for their ill child.Read more

Editorial Board meeting at the House of Lords

Best Beginnings met with the representatives from all of Baby Buddy’s endorsing organisations but one (RCM, RCOG, CPHVA; RCPCH, RCSLT, RCPSYCH, as well as UNICEF and PHE) at the House of Lords in the company of our gracious host, Lord Turnberg.Read more

There’ snow way I was gonna miss this

It was a frosty start to the day but a heart-warming morning in the company of the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accompanied by representatives and beneficiaries from some of the incredible organisations whose life changing work The Royal foundation supports.Read more

Evergreen Life – helping parents take control of their child’s health records

Similar to Baby Buddy, the Evergreen Life app makes overseeing your family’s health a simpler task.Read more

National Maternity Review objectives supported by Baby Buddy

Best Beginnings Operations Strategic Advisor, Elizabeth Bayliss, offers reflections about the important role Baby Buddy can play in supporting the objectives of the Maternity Review.Read more