Becoming a new parent is life-changing. It can also be in varying measures exhilarating, exhausting, and extremely challenging. Launching on 15th November  2021, our #ReadyforParenthood campaign aims to support new parents with social media messages for a 12-month period, each month focusing on different aspects of being a parent.

“I’m delighted to support the launch of the new #ReadyforParenthood campaign, supporting families as they embark on parenthood with their new babies,” says Jenny Hughes, South East Regional Chief Midwife. “The first days and weeks with a new baby present a range of experiences, both challenging and rewarding, and as a new parent it can be daunting finding information and support about aspects of parenting.

“There is support available from healthcare providers including midwives, maternity support workers, health visitors, GPs and mental health teams, as well as from charities and support organisations. This campaign aims to signpost to all these different opportunities for support and information, and we are delighted to have a campaign reaching across the whole of the South East Region, supporting families in our area.”

The campaign will run on social media across Surrey and you can keep updated by following https://twitter.com/surreyheartland or www.facebook.com/SurreyHeartlandsICS. You can also find out more by visiting the campaign landing page.