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Are you interested in gaining skills and accredited training to support pregnant women?

Come and join us as we launch Maternity Mates in Waltham Forest in 2017. Please click here for details.

The Maternity Mates “Stories of Encounters” booklet contains compelling stories from Maternity Mates and the women we support.

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Maternity Mates

Maternity Mates provide practical and emotional support to pregnant women.

Please click here for further information.

Support starts from the 5th month of pregnancy, through to birth and the early weeks of motherhood.

About Us

WHFS (Women's Health & Family Services) is a multi-cultural community health charity focused on health and empowerment issues for disadvantaged women and their families.

We are based in Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived areas in Britain, where low life-expectancy, as a direct result of health inequalities, is widespread.  We have been working and campaigning since 1981 to promote health education and equal access to healthcare for local communities, through our proven model of recruiting and training local women as advocates and volunteers to deliver health services.  Please click here for information on our current projects.

Featured Projects


Maternity Mates in Big Lottery Win

Maternity Mates, the innovative project developed by WHFS to provide practical and emotional support during pregnancy to… Read More

Radio 4 Hears From Maternity Mates

The BBC Radio 4 flagship consumer programme, You and Yours, featured an interview with one of our most experienced Maternity… Read More

Stay Active @ 70+ Launch

WHFS (Women's Health & Family Services) had a very successful launch of the Stay Active @70+ project with an attendance of 35… Read More


Have Your Say on Maternity Care

Dates: January (Various) Times: Various times Venues: East London

Become a Maternity Mate

Date: 1st February 2017 Time: 11 am to 1pm Venue: Whipps Cross Hospital

Bengali Women’s Walking Group

Date: Every Wednesday Time: 11 am to 1pm Venue: The Brady Centre