Offering life changing peer support for
mothers, fathers and babies in Essex. 

Information and support during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out what local support services can help you through pregnancy, birth and beyond during coronavirus.


Author: Nicole Ranaweera


If you need support at this time, and live in Thurrock, Basildon or Canvey Island, please get in touch with our team on 01268 525758 or email [email protected]


Author: Nicole Ranaweera

How to get involved?

Do you want to make the difference of a lifetime?


Author: Julie Clark

For expectant dads

Dads have told us that they would like to meet up with other Dads and would like more information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent.



Latest news

  • Pregnancy Pals go live with new online support group!

    We are offering friendly, informal and free online group sessions to all pregnant mums living in the Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Thurrock or Castlepoint areas of Essex. Read more

  • Parents 1st UK launch new community website

    Anyone and everyone can find out more about developing a perinatal volunteer peer support initiative and the benefits it provides, access guidance and download FREE tools to get a new initiative up and running or develop an existing one. Read more

  • Win big and support Parents 1st with The Essex Lottery!

    Play The Essex Lottery and help to support families in your local community by raising funds for Parents 1st Read more

  • New rooms for hire!

    Room hire now available at the Parents1st offices in Laindon, Basildon, Essex. Our meeting rooms are available both weekdays and weekends, at various rates to commercial/ business organisations and not-for-profit organisations, community and voluntary groups. Read more

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