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
Best Beginnings is honoured to be one of eight Charity Partners of the Heads Together campaign, spearheaded by Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. After one year of collaboration, we have put our heads together to tackle the stigma around mental health through changing the conversation and raising awareness. Read more
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
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
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
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
Last week week saw the glamorous star-studded 2017 Vordere Legends Ball raise awareness around mental health and raise vital funds for Best Beginnings and Restart Rugby.Read more
Take a minute, change a life. This World Suicide Prevention Day we are talking to Jon Salmon and John Goodwin who both have personal experiences with suicide. Jon and John share their own experiences with suicide in order to change the conversation around mental health.Read more
Taking part this year in the Virgin Sport British 10K was X Factor finalist and Best Beginnings ambassador, Shereece Foster. Shereece prominently featured in the BBC documentary Mind over Marathon and has openly shared stories about her emotional and psychological challenges upon becoming a mum through Baby Buddy and Out of the Blue.Read more
On Sunday 9th July 2017, 10 runners represented Best Beginnings at the Virgin Sport Westminster British 10k and raised funds for Best Beginnings’ work to support parents in giving their children the best start in life.
The British 10k is considered a ‘mini London Marathon’. It attracts thousands of runners to charge around the closed-off streets of Westminster.Read more