Are you struggling or feeling isolated during this COVID-19 pandemic?

Best Beginnings and our delivery partners are here for you and your family.

We are offering free emotional support to new and expectant mothers, fathers, and other non-birth parents across England until the end of November.

In collaboration with Bethel Health & Healing Network, MumsAid and Prosperitys, we have have partnered with Barnardo’s on their See, Hear, Respond programme to provide you with some extra support during this difficult time.  

There are three ways we can help you - you won't even need to leave your front door:

Online advice and Support

  • Personalised daily information from our free NHS approved Baby Buddy app - your digital best friend!
  • 24/7 access to the confidential Crisis Messenger text line if you are in emotional distress.
  • Hundreds of films and written information to support you through pregnancy and your baby's first months.

Group support sessions 

You can join a small group of other antenatal or postnatal parents - we have separate groups for mums, dads, or other non-birth parents. You'll meet weekly for three or more weeks and together will be supported by two experienced facilitators. The Group support sessions are a friendly supportive online group, connecting you to other parents during the pandemic. Together you'll discuss some of the following topics, depending on the needs of your group:

  • Managing Anxiety and Stress
  • Self Care
  • Preparing for Birth and the role of Birth Partner
  • Responsive feeding
  • Understanding your Baby and Good Sleep Practices
  • COVID-19 advice and other information and helpful resources

One-to-one support

If you are struggling with anxiety or difficult circumstances and want one-to-one support, we are providing this too. You'll have a number of sessions with an experienced practitioner customised around your needs. 

To register for one or more of these three types of support, please fill in the form below.