National Childbirth Trust


The National Childbirth Trust is the largest charity supporting parents; they aim to give parents accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what is best for their family, and they introduce parents to a network of other local parents to gain practical and emotional support. Their vision is of a world where parents are valued and supported to build a strong society, believing that a child’s early years significantly impact upon the future they help to shape. The Wigan & St Helens branch is run solely by local parent volunteers.


Local services:

  • Antenatal and postnatal courses
  • Play groups e.g. sensory play
  • Opportunities to meet up, make friends and share experiences with other parents at coffee mornings and other support groups
  • Nearly New Sales’ – second hand clothes and equipment to help with the cost of kitting out your baby
  • Also opportunities to get involved with volunteering and social/fundraising events

National services:

  • The NCT helpline (0300 330 0700) provides practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood

How to Access

The local branch covers the whole of St Helens, Wigan and Prescot. For membership information please contact Christa via the details below.

Type of Organisation

National charity (no.801395) with local branch