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Perinatal Support Service

Emotional support through 'listening' sessions from trained volunteer peer supporters during pregnancy and the first year after birth

Are you pregnant or have you given birth in the last year?

  • Would you like someone to talk to and confide in?

  • Would you like to be able to share your thoughts and feelings, and offload?

  • Are you worried or anxious about being a parent?

  • Would you like to meet other local mums and families with babies?

  • Have you had previous times when you felt anxious or experienced low mood, and would you like support with this?

The Perinatal Support Service can match you up with your very own trained volunteer peer supporter who is there to listen to you, gently encourage you to take action and help you get support from other local services.

You can also take part in group sessions with other mums to help you bond and communicate with your baby. You may wish to work directly with one of the perinatal co-ordinators to help manage your mental health, your emotional wellbeing by building resilience and improving mindfulness and self care”.

This service is for expectant families and families with children aged up to 1 living in the Better Start Bradford area
E-mail to enquire about support

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.