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(Previously known as Derby Community Parent Programme)

We recognise that every family’s pregnancy, labour, birth and early parenthood experience looks different – there is no one size fits all! This is why we offer a range of free peer support services to suit every family!

Supporting brighter futures, one pregnancy at a time...

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond.


               One-to-One Pregnancy and              Birth Support

Whether you would like someone to have a cuppa and a chat with, someone to support you at appointments or even someone to be there during your labour and birth.    It’s your support, it’s flexible and it’s created with you in mind.  


Dads Space

Our support services are available for all new and expectant parents and carers, but this section is designed just for you Dads!


Community Support

Safe and supportive spaces where every new or expectant parent is made to feel welcome! Pop along to one of our relaxed groups, or join our online communities.

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Volunteer Opportunities 

Interested in becoming a perinatal peer supporter?​                     WE ARE RECRUITING NOW! ​ If you would like to be considered for our next training cohort, click below to learn more!​


Golden Thread 

The overall aims of the service are to provide a safe, effective service that promotes independence and develops communities.

100% of the core staff team began as Connected volunteers and are all trained perinatal peer supporters, therefore, from the moment parents first connect with the programme they begin receiving an element of peer support. As a result, trust is built with a service rather than one individual.

Our Values

Strengths based – striving to recognise and build on individual strengths, supporting and empowering development wherever possible.

Relationship based – building reciprocal, respectful and honest relationships with all.

Evidence Based – continually ensuring a range of up-to-date and evidence-based information supports the development & delivery of the programme.

Nurturing – acknowledging and supporting the holistic well-being of all.

Inclusive – creating a non-judgrmental environment where individuals are respected and celebrated.

Competent - committing to ensuring a safe programme where effective policies, procedures and systems are adhered to at all times.

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People who receive our service say: 

“It’s been a pleasure to share everything with you and thank you for being there supporting me throughout everything, you made it so easy for me to talk to you about anything and everything. It’s never once felt ‘professional’ you’re like my friend that I’ve known for years. Thank you so much for everything.” -  A parent who had received 1-1 support.

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