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Who we are

Bethel Health and Healing Network provides health and wellbeing services to some of Birmingham’s most vulnerable people – supporting them to improve their physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Doula services

Provides emotional and birth partner support for vulnerable and isolated pregnant women and new mothers across the city.  

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Bethel Health and Healing Network currently provides two services that help some of the most vulnerable and isolated people living in Birmingham

Rapha services

Provides a friendly listening service for the local community in Alum Rock and is also introducing a number of wellbeing activities

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Ways to support us


Due to an increasing demand for Bethel Doula Service support, we are looking for 15 new energetic and caring volunteers to join our award winning team.

No formal qualifications are required. All that we ask is that you are able to commit a minimum of three hours a week to helping vulnerable and isolated pregnant women in Birmingham and Solihull.

We offer supportive supervision by Senior Doulas, a fantastic support network of other Volunteer Doulas, and a superb programme of training. The position is ideal for any adult female wanting to share her own life skills and experience, to give-back to the local community, or to gain unrivaled knowledge and experience helpful for a range of careers; including midwifery, nursing and care work.

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“There are times when I felt very disturbed and alone without my mother during pregnancy, but with the Doula Service I was so calm and relaxed; feeling as if I had my sisters supporting me throughout my pregnancy.”
Service User

“The service makes a real difference to families by affording them time and kindness when they most need it, ensuring that they are empowered to make choices that are right for them about their care. Many families leave the service having had a positive experience and with a network of peer support benefiting them for years to come.”
Charlotte Barry

Commissioning Manager , Maternity, Children & Young People's Commissioning Team

“I really do thank god I had the Bethel Doula Service helping me. I didn’t have anything, or anyone. I don’t know what I would have done”

Service User

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Coronavirus – Message from our CEO

Dear all, In these difficult and uncertain times, I would like to assure you that we are striving to ensure our much needed service continues whilst following Government guidelines to ensure the safety of ourselves and others. Our Rapha Listening service is still...

Join our Board of Trustees

We are recruiting for a Chair and three new Trustees to join our existing, dynamic Board of Trustees. Do you share our passion for ensuring access to high quality services to disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated communities? The charity is at an exciting stage of...

Infant Feeding During CV-19

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How We’re Battling Against Covid-19

We hope you are all keeping well and are in good spirits. We appreciate that many of you may be experiencing various personal challenges during this difficult period. So we wanted to ensure we keep in touch and take some time to update you on what we are doing to...

Bethel Health & Healing Network

196-198 Edward Road
Balsall Heath
B12 9LX

0121 661 4276

Bethel Doula Service

196-198 Edward Road
Balsall Heath
B12 9LX

07881 300533 or 0121 306 0111

To make a referral / talk to the Doula Team​
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Bethel RAPHA Service

652 Alum Rock Road
Alum Rock
B8 2NS

07825 221150 or 0121 389 0267
To make a referral / talk to the Rapha Team

Monday – Thursday, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Join our volunteer team