Online Support

GBSN Breastfeeding Support


GBSN ow offer free video support calls and we have capacity to support up to 42 Mums per week this way.

Initially, booking was done by commenting on a Facebook post but we are really excited to be launching a secure webform on our website.

Please simply fill in this form at any time if you wish to book a call – more details are on the website.

And also follow GBSN on Facebook for supportive and informative posts.

Stroud Maternity Matters

Stroud Maternity Matters (SMM) – Facebook group for parents to be and new parents. SMM are providing important updates for people during pregnancy and early parenting – you can join their private group to receive updates, ask questions, and to join conversations.

Heart-based Living Inititative

A UK non-profit offering accessible heart-based wellbeing practices for bringing greater connection and heart into all areas of society.

“We’re offering a range of free sessions to support us all to stay balanced, empowered and connected to community in the midst of these times. Our facilitators are offering daily morning meditations, weekly listening spaces, introductory mindfulness sessions for beginners and more! Let’s come together and create places of stability through the turbulence.”

Learn more and register:

For example they’ve released a 15 minute guided meditation: Untangling the grip of anxiety starts with softening the edges, finding our way back to our breath and stabilising our attention in the body. Enjoy a 15 minute guided meditation from Michael on approaching anxiety and daunting feelings. Taking care of these feelings in ourselves first helps us support others to do the same.

Find them at

Gloucestershire Maternity Voices

Maternity Voices Gloucestershire is a partnership of local parent representatives and health professionals which advises the local NHS on the care provided to women, their partners and babies, during pregnancy, birth & early years after the baby’s arrival. Posting updates that people may find helpful at the moment :

Home Start

Support and friendship always available from us for local families 💕

There for parents when they need us most, because childhood can’t wait

Some of our wonderful volunteers have kindly agreed to read some childrens stories to help keep your little ones occupied….maybe that 5 minutes is enough time for you to enjoy a hot cuppa or even get on with some of the dinner prep uninterrupted! Every Wednesday at 4pm a new video will be posted on Facebook 📖📚

Home Start also have lots of useful links :