MAMTA – Child & Maternal Health Programme for BME Women in Coventry

The aim of MAMTA is to improve Child and Maternal Health outcomes for BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women in Coventry.

MAMTA began in Coventry in 2001, as a response to poor child and maternal health outcomes that were evidenced within BME groups in Coventry, when compared with the overall population

MAMTA is FWT’s award winning Child and Maternal Health programme. FWT-a centre for women is Coventry’s leading women only organisations with 30+ years’ experience of supporting women in the city. MAMTA is commissioned by SWFT to  work directly with BAME groups in Coventry around Child and Maternal Health, and is part of the current 0-19 Family and Health and Lifestyle Service.

MAMTA have been working with UHCW maternity services for 20+ years including running a joint Parentcraft for BAME women. The MAMTA service which has supported 40k+ BAME women antenatally and postnatally across Coventry since its inception.

MAMTA (FHLS) is offering support to all BAME pregnant women in Coventry.

MAMTA Parent Education Sessions for BAME Pregnant Women 

To book your place, email or for Peer Support, contact:

Kiran Jallan–  07538 092929 /  

Paramjeet Bassan– 07538092956 /

Sania Begum – 07538 092922 /

User Quotes

“I am now more confident, and enjoyed my pregnancy after MAMTA intervention”

“I gained a lot of knowledge about pregnancy. I was not aware of exercise, breastfeeding and labour. MAMTA sent me all the information on the phone and by text”.

Dr Bola Owolabi visited University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and met with Laney and Noreen to discuss reducing health inequalities and improving outcomes for women and their babies from Coventry & Warwickshire. Noreen discussed FWT’s MAMTA programme part of FHLS, and it’s work in supporting women over the last 21 years. #nhs #mamta #fwt #fhls

Noreen Bukhari presents updates on the MAMTA Model to FHLS teams

Awards, Innovation Partnership Working

UNICEF Accreditation

The Lord Mayor of Coventry

John Blundell and the Lady Mayoress Lindsey Blundell presented our Maternity Services with a plaque today to celebrate being awarded Baby Friendly Accreditation from UNICEF. The MAMTA Programme were a supporting partner in the award  Congratulations to the team for their hard work and this amazing achievement!

Please see the video which captures a breastfeeding session of MAMTA Parentcraft in partnership with Maternity Services


MAMTA helped me and I have acquired knowledge that I didn’t fully have which is helping me a lot. It was very encouraging, the support I had with language and cultural support

I wasn’t aware of the risk of cot death messages also how bad smoking and passive smoking is for me and also my baby. I always used to think that how embarrassing it is to breast feed and I see many women in this country bottle feeding but now my thinking has changed, after MAMTA advice

I will breastfeed my baby because I know the benefits of breastfeeding for me and my baby and will stop smoking

I feel confident and empowered after MAMTA advice, When I came to this country it was difficult for me. The health system is very different here and MAMTA helped me to learn more about the system and where to get further support and advice

For more information about the project, please contact FWT’s Health Care Manager at

Start for Life Project

BAME Start for Life SpecialistInfant Feeding Peer Support

The Specialist Infant Feeding Peer part of Start For Life, delivered alongside FWT’s MAMTA Programme (FHLS) and Coventry Infant Feeding Team.

The aim of the project is to educate and support ethnic minority women in Coventry through the antenatal and postnatal period, raising awareness of the importance of breastfeeding.

We Offer:

Home visits

Virtual support

Phone support

Local Family Hub Support

For more information, please contact on or 075 380 92956

Start For Life Perinatal Mental Health Specialist Wellbeing Support for Ethnic Minority Women

The Coventry team has extended their services in working within Coventry’s Family Hubs as part of the Start for Life project.  It aims to educate (Raise Awareness) and offer specialist peer support to women around their mental health in antenatal and postnatal period. It specialises this support to BAME (Black and Asian Minority Ethnic) communities in Coventry.  

How Our Team Can Support You:

We can support you if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby, and are experiencing baby blues, low mood, anxiety, depression, or feeling lonely and isolated.

We Offer:

– 1-1 sessions

– Group sessions

– Support at FWT, The Family Hubs, and online

For more information or support, please contact Sahar Ahmed at 075 0851 7654 or email