If you are:

  • aged between 16 and 21 years and are pregnant or have a baby aged under 2 years?
  • finding being a new parent difficult?
  • feeling anxious or depressed?

YoungMumsAid is here to help.

Referral Form

YoungMumsAid is a unique service providing specialist, trauma-informed support for pregnant young women and new mothers, aged up to 21 years, who are living in and around the borough of Greenwich.

It is a holistic service offering home visits, weekly drop-in groups, facilitated by our experienced team, advice and support on benefits, housing and more, as well as access to free, weekly therapy sessions, a 24 hour text service, and practical help for the mums and their babies.

Young MumsAid can help with:

  • managing anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
  • the ability to cope as a new parent
  • feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • strengthening the mother and baby relationship
  • Provision of clothes, nappies and essential baby items
  • Building a social network of peers

Meet three of our amazing mums in these videos.

Tyler YMA

Lacey YMA


"I saw D today, and she really feels your sessions are helping her. It was lovely to discharge her today knowing that she is starting to feel better and has the ongoing support of YMA. You provide a wonderful service! Many thanks again."

Beth's story

“Eighteen-year-old Beth was referred by her baby’s social worker because she was struggling to cope, her confidence was low and she felt she was not good enough for her baby. Beth was living in temporary accommodation having been ‘kicked out’ of home when she got pregnant and her friends had drifted away, leaving her feeling rejected, lonely and isolated.”

“Beth recognised her tendency to withdraw and not let anyone know when she was feeling low. Through counselling she realised that this was a way of protecting herself. Starting to open up to someone she trusted challenged this assumption and showed her that sharing her worries really helped. She began to feel more positive about reconnecting with people.”

“Over time Beth reported an improvement in her mood and anxiety levels. Her confidence as a mum grew and she found she was enjoying her baby much more.”

“I could never thank you enough for the confidence you have given to me ... and the tools I need for the future.” Beth

Get in touch

If you would like to receive support from YoungMumsAid and are not attending any other counselling, then get in touch with us. We welcome referrals from mums and their families as well as referrals from GPs, midwives and other health and social care professionals.

To make a referral just click on the button and fill in the referral form. Fill in as much as you can and ensure your postcode is in capital letters.

A member of the YoungMumsAid team will get in touch with the mother within five working days to explain the next steps and provide more information about the first counselling appointment.

More information


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