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WHFS (Women’s Health & Family Services) is a community health charity focused on health and empowerment issues for disadvantaged women and their families.

Maternity Mates is currently open to pregnant women living in Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest who do not have a suitable support network, or have specific needs or healthcare issues.  Please click here to read more about the women we support, and to make a referral to the service.

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Parents in Mind offers emotional support for women who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or poor mental health during pregnancy or within the first two years of birth.

Many mums find it difficult to open up about how they are feeling and continue to suffer in silence. Parents in Mind (Newham) aims to improve women’s emotional wellbeing and to reduce isolation within the community, by providing a safe space to talk and good quality support from a trained volunteer.

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Free parenting programmes and workshops designed to meet the needs of East London residents. The Early Start Group delivers the parenting programme in schools, children's centres, community centres and health centres. 

  • Teach your child new skills and behaviours

  • Take care of yourself and keep your children safe

  • Build a positive relationship with your child

  • Manage challenging behaviour

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