Our fully-trained volunteers offer peer-support and non-judgemental discussion across a range of events and services.

This informal support is ultimately guided by parents - you! 

Parents can choose from our range of support services to best support their needs - one size does not fit all!

Find out more below or chat to our team using the contact information at the bottom of our page to discuss how we could support your support needs.

What is Peer-Support?  


DCPP Online Support


DCPP has two online platforms – ‘Bump to Baby Buddies’ and ‘Dad’s Space’

Both spaces provide new and expectant parents with an opportunity to access daily volunteer peer support, parent-parent contact and regular Guest Host sessions from relevant services and professionals, a Labour Ward Midwife for example. No photo or video required!

Bump to Baby Buddies is a referral only space. Please ask a Health or Social Care professional involved in your care to send the following information to [email protected]

  • Parent’s Name
  • Baby’s EDD or DOB
  • Parent’s Telephone Number and/or Email address

And we will do the rest!

If you would like to be a member on DCPP Dad’s Space simply follow this link: Dad's Space Facebook Page and request to join our Facebook group.

We look forward to welcoming you!


How Can I Access Peer-Support?


Hospital-Based Peer Support


Weekly peer support is offered in the following areas of the Royal Derby Hospital

  •  Neonatal Unit

  • Antenatal Clinic

  • The Beeches

  • Ward 314

  • Labour Ward


Bumps to Babies Coffee Morning


Thursday 10am – 12noon

Oakleigh Avenue Community Room

Oakleigh Avenue, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 6NR

Our Bump to Baby Coffee Mornings are universal, meaning they can be accessed by anyone with a bump or baby under 18 months.


Antenatal and Postnatal Fitness

*Invite only*


These classes are provided by Derby County Community Trust alongside a trained Peer Supporter from Derby Community Parent Programme. Please contact us for more information.


DCPP One to One Peer Support


We can offer support to both mums and dads, either separately or as a couple. There are no age limits for referrals and we are able to offer support to women who already have a child/children (whether they are in their care or not).

If you or someone you are working with could benefit from this service, you can refer securely through the following link: DCPP One to One Support

Once the form is submitted, a member of the team will be in touch to arrange for someone to pop out and have a chat.

Telephone: 01332 888094

Text: 07960 173266

Email: [email protected]