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Bump Buddies

We work closely with women around their priorities in pregnancy and motherhood, we support engagement with local services, access to resources, including our team of volunteer befrienders and mentors, and development of new knowledge and skills to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of women and their children.

Bump Buddies is a trusted community project, that has been working with women in pregnancy and early parenthood to achieve the best outcomes for them and their children, since 2007. The project offers professional 1-2-1 support and regular weekly groups and activities. Our friendly peer-led groups encourage listening, sharing experiences and reflecting on taking care of ourselves, babies and families.

We meet on Wednesdays at our community hub Waterhouse Restaurant for coffee and pastries.  Our peer-led coffee mornings are a safe, women-only group where mums and expectant mums can receive support and advice from peers and professionals.

We also run an Advice & Assistance Clinic for pregnant women and women in early parenthood who may need support accessing local resources, such as food and baby banks, and in linking with targeted support for essentials such as housing, immigration, and health. The clinic runs every Tuesday morning at St Peters Church De Beauvoir.

To find out more information, please contact Jane – | 074436 70634


Women and Children Bump Buddies holds the NCVO Mentoring and Befriending’s Approved Provider Standard

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Meet the team
Jane  Lavelle
Jane Lavelle
Mental Health Coach - Women and Children