Baby Buddy for laying the foundations for long term health and well-being

Baby Buddy responds to a 2010 report that found that supporting parents from conception and in the early years was more significant than money in the bank when it comes to laying the foundations for long term physical and mental well-being and social mobility. Early intervention and prevention is also key to reducing the risks of chronic health conditions like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression.Read more

Creating new oral health content for Baby Buddy

Best Beginnings’ vision is for every child in the UK to have the best start in life, and to reduce child health inequalities. That is why we are working to expand the content in Baby Buddy to provide the best information on dental care for children up to their third birthday.Read more

Baby Buddy in Solent

For the past months Best Beginnings have been working with Solent NHS Trust, together with local health partners, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals Trust to integrate Baby Buddy into their healthcare pathways to support parents healthcare professionals in the area.Read more

Charity Film Awards Nomination

Best Beginnings' maternal mental health film " My Mental Health Matters" has been nominated for a prestigious charity media award 2017Read more

New Maternity Rights Films Launched!

Best Beginnings and Maternity Action have worked in partnership to develop three new films highlighting maternity rights in the workplace.Read more

Alison Baum talks to Sky News about the Impact of Heads Together more than a year on

Alison Baum is interviewed in advance of World Mental Health Day 2017 to talk about the impact of Heads Together and the importance of the £2million investment in technology to support mental healthRead more

Baby Buddy Professional Champions trained in Norwich

As part of our Comic Relief funded work, Best Beginnings is working with Health Care Professionals in the East of England to improve the conversation around perinatal mental health and instruct on using our multi-award winning free Baby Buddy app to improve practice in the maternal care pathway.Read more

Depression - the challenges and the help

World Mental Health Day is happening on 10th October. We are looking to continue these conversations by providing support for parents to have them. We spoke with Rosey, founder of PND and Me. Rosey hosts a weekly, hour long twitter conversation called #PNDHour, that provides a safe space for people to discuss topics related to pre and postnatal illness. Rosey has her own lived experiences with antenatal and postnatal depression and shares her story about what helped her.Read more

World Mental Health Day - Changing the Conversation

For World Mental Health Day, we are looking back on the incredible work we have done together with the Heads Together campaign, which is spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, as well as the 7 other official charity partners. Heads Together partnered up with YouGov and conducted the largest ever national survey on mental health. On 8th October, 2017, they presented their findings to The Duke of Cambridge.Read more

Being a parent with obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD is often mentioned, but not necessarily understood. Pam is a Best Beginnings family member, London Marathon runner and author of the Obsessive Compulsive Mother blog. We spoke with Pamela Milne about how her condition influenced her journey to parenthood and how she found support.Read more