New funding to support parents through our Birth and Beyond initiative

Find out about the exciting developments in our community project to support more parents across the UK

We’ve recently secured funding to train local women to become volunteer Birth and Beyond Community peer supporters in five locations across the country.

Our aim is to make sure no pregnant woman or new mum feels alone and our Birth and Beyond initiative is a key part of this ambition.

What we're doing

We’re providing training for volunteers to help support pregnant women and mums, to improve their emotional wellbeing, reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, and improve their confidence and self esteem.

We also want to help increase access to local services by letting mums know about what’s available in their area.

Where we're working

Some of our Peterborough Birth and Beyond Community Peer Supporters

The service is available to pregnant women and mums with a child under two living in Peterborough, Feltham, Sheffield and Rotherham, Birmingham South and Central and Lincolnshire.

We’re working with partners in these communities, including school academies and Housing Associations, to utilise their support to reach even more parents.

This project is a key step in achieving our vision of a world in which no parent is isolated and all parents are supported to build a stronger society.

Get in touch to find out more

To find out more about the project or how you can volunteer, email Helen Lloyd, National Birth and Beyond Community Supporter Project Manager, at