About Mum2Mum

The purpose of Mum2Mum is to come alongside young mums, stand in the gap for them, build relationships, and help them to engage with other appropriate groups and services.


Our aim is that this long-term, consistent, non-judgmental loving support and encouragement will build self-esteem and confidence, reduce social isolation and improve emotional health and wellbeing.


Princess Project befrienders are volunteers from local churches. They have parenting experience themselves, and are from all walks of life. They have been through a selection process that includes taking part in initial and ongoing training, and being interviewed. References are obtained, and DBS checks carried out for all befrienders.


Once they have been put in touch with one another, the befriender and mum will start meeting regularly, building a relationship in which the mum’s needs and concerns can be discussed and addressed. Where they meet and when can vary depending on each pair- from a soft play centre, to a walk in the park, to a cup of tea in a cafe, to a home visit- we have mums and befrienders meeting in all sorts of locations!


Sometimes just having someone to talk to, and share your concerns and struggles with, makes all the difference, and is all that is needed. If there are other agencies working with the family however, such as social services, early help, or schools workers, a befriender can come alongside the mum and be part of that network of support as a friendly, non-judgmental, consistent presence.


Our befrienders will help to signpost mums to the agencies or services who can best help them with any specific issues that may arise, for example with regards to benefits advice or domestic abuse support.

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Transforming mums' lives through unconditional love, support and encouragement.


"My befriender has been brilliant- life changing. I am more confident. It’s been really good to have someone to talk to- I’ve never really had anyone to talk to before."

Mum2Mum Befriendee, Maidstone


Find out more about our individual Mum2Mum projects running throughout Kent and further afield, and how you can get involved



How to refer yourself or someone else into the Mum2Mum befriending service



We are looking for churches or individuals who share our passion for supporting young mums and who would like to start a Mum2Mum project in their own community. Could this be you?


"Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behaviour from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious, but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that."

Ephesians 5:1-2