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Supporting families during their pregnancy, birth and parenting journey.

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Starting Well is a partnership scheme working closely with Midwives, Health Visitors, GPs, Social Care and PCN Prescribing Link Workers in order to identify and support expectant mothers up to eight weeks after birth along with providing early years’ activities for children (0-2 ½ years).

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MEET THE TEAM

WHAT WE DO:

Starting Well is a project that provides support to expectant mothers and their children from 0-2 ½ years old living in the Sandwell and West Birmingham areas, in particular Smethwick, Tipton, Rowley Regis, West Bromwich and Ladywood.

 

SERVICES / SUPPORT:

  • Guidance for a healthy diet and active lifestyle during pregnancy

  • Advice and guidance for breastfeeding and weaning

  • Children’s speech and language development

  • Peer-to-Peer support groups with other expectant mothers

AIMS:

  • To promote antenatal and perinatal care with healthcare professionals

  • To promote breastfeeding where possible

  • To promote emotional health and wellbeing during pregnancy and birth

  • To promote equalities and reduce inequalities for children

  • To promote immunisations in young children

  • To engage with Black, Asian and minority ethnicity communities, including refugees and migrant population.

  • To engage with families who are also seeking ante - and perinatal support

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CALL: 01902 826 938

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LINKS:

  • Tipton and Rowley Children’s Centres

  • Healthy Diet

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Alcohol

  • Exercise in pregnancy

  • Wellbeing exercises

  • Infant Immunisation

"Just having that extra support and being able to talk to someone really helps, especially during these difficult times of the pandemic."