A rollercoaster ride of emotions

By Dawn Probert - Parents in Mind volunteer, Coventry & Warwickshire Little did I know when I signed up to be a volunteer peer supporter that it would be such a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I don't think I truly appreciated or understood the cleansing, yet often soul-searching, process that I was going to participate in … Continue reading A rollercoaster ride of emotions


It’s all about the team

It has been a year since I joined NCT.  Tasked with delivering the Dept of Health’s funded Parents in Mind project, it was a matter of hitting the ground running!  Learning about the evolving NCT future plans and the world of peer support has been exciting, busy and sometimes down right frustrating.  But the thought … Continue reading It’s all about the team

How NCT is supporting mums’ perinatal mental health at branch level

How does a local branch help local mums have good perinatal mental health with the help of peer supporters? Michele Xenophontos, Branch Coordinator in Widnes and Runcorn talks about her experience. Tell us a bit about your branch and your area. Being just on the outskirts of Liverpool our area is often overlooked for things … Continue reading How NCT is supporting mums’ perinatal mental health at branch level

New Year Reflections

At least 1 in 10 women are affected with poor mental health because of pregnancy, the birth experience, and/or the transition to parenthood.  Many families affected by mental health difficulties will not receive specialist support, either because their locality doesn’t provide such services, or because the needs of the woman are best suited to the … Continue reading New Year Reflections