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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 Better Start Bradford’s Perinatal Support Service. The service has had such an impact on her life that she intend...


Being a volunteer during lockdown

During this difficult time of lockdown and the increased fear and anxiety around COVID-19, mums and mums-to-be with depression, anxiety and low mood may feel more isolated. As the Perinatal Support Service is a volunteer-led service, they have been very fortunate to have dedicated volunteers co...


Home-Start Better Start volunteer support during lockdown

Phoebe*, 26 had never felt so alone. She had left her family and friends in Huddersfield to move to Bradford with her husband and their two young sons aged two and three. Then COVID-19 struck! Thankfully Home-Start Better Start have been able to offer Phoebe ongoing support over the phone. Phoeb...


Tanya’s confidence boost thanks to volunteering

Tanya Marshall, 32, is one of our Home-Start Better Start volunteers. She completed their Volunteer Preparation course in Spring 2019. In this blog Tanya shares how volunteering has increased her confidence and helped her with her own anxiety issues. Tanya’s Story I love volunteering for ma...


Donah: Why I’m a volunteer doula

When mum of three, Donah Worsman, 37, spotted an advert for a volunteer doula with the Bradford Doulas, she jumped at the chance. Having had a difficult experience with the birth of her first child and then suffering from post-natal depression, she knew that she wanted to help women have really posi...