Frome Birth Talk is a registered charity: number 1175641
Frome Birth Talk care about the emotional wellbeing of mothers in Frome. We recognise that having a baby brings lots of stresses & strains as well as joy and sometimes people just need space to talk things through.
Frome Birth Talk began after the funding for the free counselling service in Frome Hospital (mostly used by pregnant and postnatal women) was cut at the end of 2016. We are a small dedicated group of women who decided to fundraise in order to enable this valuable service to continue - we believe that making this service accessible to local women in need is essential.
Frome Birth Talk exists to provide a free counselling service and wellbeing events and activities for pregnant women and new mothers to promote good perinatal mental health, a positive start for the baby and resilient family relationships. We do this by funding and promoting a free professional one-to-one counselling service for women who are pregnant or in the first year of parenthood, as well as offering a combination of free and fundraising events showcasing complementary therapies and good self-care.
Frome Birth Talk provides the only free, face-to-face counselling service specifically for pregnant and postnatal people in the Frome area.
Women can self-refer for six sessions of counselling when they feel the need and are usually seen within a week. NHS England estimates that up to 20 per cent of women experience depression, anxiety and low mood during this life stage, so Frome Birth Talk aims to raise awareness of this common experience and help women to overcome it and enjoy parenthood to the full.
If you find yourself struggling and need a place to talk things through with a counsellor, please get in touch.
We're here for you.
Frome Birth Talk are grateful to have received funding from the Esmée Fairbarn foundation, the Big Lottery Fund and Frome Town Council.
We appreciate every donation, no matter how small. Every pound raised will help us to help others.
If you shop online, please consider registering with easyfundraising and clicking here first - it will automatically give a small donation to Frome Birth Talk with your purchase and doesn't even cost you a penny!