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Perinatal Support Service

Emotional support through 'listening' sessions from trained volunteer peer supporters

Feeling down, anxious or lonely during pregnancy and after childbirth is common. If you are pregnant or have a child under two, help is at hand.

Family Action can support your emotional health and well-being by providing a listening ear, encouraging you to share and offload, as well as help you to take part in local groups and activities.

Using a peer support model, they offer an hour each week of listening support, in your home, or remotely. Trained in listening, all their staff and volunteers have parenting experience themselves and understand the challenges you face.

To find out more or request support, you can contact them by:

Calling: 07966 926849

E-mail: [email protected]

This service is available across Bradford district through Start for Life.

This service is provided by Family Action

Contact the Perinatal Support Service team:

Here's what other women have said

To anyone who is unsure about the Perinatal Support Service, one simple answer is don't be! Use them – they are there to help pure and simple. The women who I've experienced are all fantastic, helpful, friendly and kind.

I can't thank her enough for that support and the listening ear she gave me - it is something I'll never forget.

Being able to talk really helps and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to talk and offload. I always felt much better for being able to let it out, as though a weight had been lifted.

She was so friendly and I found it really easy to open up to her. She gently encouraged me to go the doctors and chased up appointments and referrals for me to ensure I got the help I needed and quickly.

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Impact Stories / 9th July 2020
How perinatal support turned my life around

Nisa, 28, is mum to three children under the age of five. When her youngest son was born, she simply felt like she couldn’t face the world each day until support came in the form of the Perinatal Support Service.