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Help shape the next phase of our development. Please click here to read more.

Grant enables project to expand into surrounding boroughs, ensuring more mothers from disadvantaged communities have a positive experience during pregnancy and birth. Please click here to read more.

Maternity Mates

Maternity Mates provide practical and emotional support to pregnant women.

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

WHFS provides training to all our volunteers.

Click here to find out how you can help your community and improve your skills.

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


Maternity Mates Recruitment

Date: 5th Oct 2016

Time: 10:30 to 12:30 pm

Venue: Stratford Library

Annual Event 2016

Date: 12th Oct 2016

Time: 11 am to 1pm

Venue: The Brady Centre

Dance for Health

Date: Every Monday

Time: 11:30 am to 1pm

Venue: Tredegar Centre