Bright Beginnings helps vulnerable young parents (17 to 25 years old) to improve all aspects of their health and the health of their baby. This support is delivered by volunteer mentors who are matched with the young parents and become a trusted, reliable, knowledgeable adult in their lives.
Volunteer mentors meet with their young parent regularly and support them with issues they are struggling with, particularly concerning their health, parenting role and their child’s health. They support the young parent in navigating their way through processes, meetings and paperwork such as those relating their child’s health (e.g. immunisations), childcare and learning. They advise on the physical care for the child, help them meet the child’s emotional health and encourage a stable stimulating environment. They also encourage and support the young parent to engage with and use services for their own health needs.
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‘I have always felt that my befriender respects me and never judges me or the decisions that I make. I am happy to be a part of the project.’
You can get in touch with the Bright Beginnings team to let them know that you’d like to have some support from them.