Pre and postnatal depression
support services

0121 301 5990
Acacia Family Support - Ante and postnatal depression support services

Volunteering at Acacia

Would you like to help create a place of hope, healing and reassurance for mothers or fathers affected by pre or postnatal depression (PND) and/or anxiety?   

We are always looking for volunteers who feel passionate about supporting families to join our teams across Birmingham.  If you have experienced maternal mental health problems yourself we particularly would like you to apply to join our team. Volunteer roles include one-to-one befriending, crèche work, groupwork support, registration, hospitality and administration.

Full training is provided enabling you to work with our service users who are suffering with PND/anxiety.  Our Acacia training is fully endorsed by the Open College Network - a national awarding body. 

We are particularly looking for creche volunteers at the moment.  This is a critically important role.  We provide free creche for our mums so that they are able to have some peace and quiet whilst they access befriending.  We are also looking for volunteers who are happy to provide language support as an interpreter for our mums.

If you are interested and would like to find out more about this invaluable service then we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Sue Warburton on 0121 301 5990 or email:, or download a volunteer's pack below.

Data Protection

Your information is important to us.  If you chose to apply to be a volunteer we will collect and process your information.  We will endeavour to keep this information safe and will never pass it to anyone else for marketing purposes.  If you'd like to know more about how we process this information please click on the link here Volunteer Privacy Notice


Do you have the talents or passion to make a really positive impact within the community? Make a difference by becoming a Board Member of Acacia Family Support. 

If you are passionate about improving support for families affected by antenatal and postnatal depression we would very much like to hear from you. Could you help our organisation grow and succeed by providing Christian based support and witness together with great leadership and governance?  

We encourage people from all sections of our community to apply for these roles. We particularly welcome Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants alongside younger applicants because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Our vision:
Acacia aims to improve the lives of mothers and families affected by antenatal and postnatal depression. We do this by providing a range of community based support services across Birmingham. We offer families hope, healing and reassurance. We are looking to recruit new Trustees at Acacia who can help to steer the organisation as we maintain and expand our much needed support services. 

The ideal candidates will be able to bring skills and experience that help us to manage our charity efficiently and effectively.
If this sounds like the sort of charity you would like to be part of, please download our Trustee job spec and application forms (links below) and email to

If you wish to have an informal chat about the role please contact Acacia's Chair of the Board, Georgina Dean or contact the Acacia office 0121 301 5990.

Volunteers Application Pack
Acacia’s Application Form and Volunteers Pack

Please click on the Download Files below.  There are three ways to return the form to us.  

  • You can download and complete the application form and save it as a file to return to us by email here
  • You can download and complete the form, and return by post to the address detailed on the form
  • You can give us a ring and we will send the application pack to you for completion to be returned in person or by post.

Please feel free to ring us if you want more information about volunteering with us.

If you have any problems downloading the form please let us know.
Acacia volunteer training and courses now externally validated
Acacia Family Support has been awarded the Quality Endorsement Licence by the Open College Network West Midlands, for our internal volunteer training. 

The Open College Network West Midlands is a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
  The Quality Endorsement License (QEL) has been designed to meet the needs of providers offering internal and bespoke training courses that fall outside of the regulated qualification market. The QEL evaluates and recognises high quality Providers against the requirements of the Standards:

Leadership and Management 
Quality of Resources 
Quality Assurance 
Learner Support 
Quality of Courses and Assessment  

This award demonstrates the quality of Acacia courses and recognises learner achievement by awarding externally endorsed certificates from a national Awarding Organisation.  
Celebrating Our Volunteers
Celebrating our Volunteers at Acacia is very important to us. We held an Appreciation Meal last evening to say a BIG thank you to our teams for the compassion and commitment shown to our Acacia Families. 
Please Help Spread the Message
We are always looking for volunteers.  Please help us by spreading the message.  Download our poster/flyer below and print or send it to your friends and colleagues.
Summer 2016 Volunteer Appreciation Evening

If you live in Birmingham and need help?

Need Help? If you need help or support or have any questions please call.
0121 301 5990
or click here to email us

If you live outside of Birmingham and need help?

View the website If you need help or support please visit the Hearts and Minds website.