BCT Support groups

Support Groups

MEET PEOPLE WHO ARE IN A SIMILAR SITUATION.

The BCT has several social and support networks, each of which deals with a special subject. There is the popular pregnant & new mums drop in or the new breastfeeding café and also groups dedicated to IVF, single parents, special needs children and more.

All of the groups bring together people that are in similar life situations. They meet up on a regular basis and provide friendshipexchange of information and support for their members. Our support groups are, like our playgroups, interest and local groups, open to all BCT members and they welcome new members at all times. Join us and meet others!

Groups are initiated and organised by enthusiastic members for members. To join one of these groups, please contact the groups organiser (find contact details in the BCT app on Twizzit).

If you are not yet a BCT member but would like to find out more about one of these groups, or if are a member and would like to set up a new support Group, just please contact our Groups Coordinator at groups@bctbelgium.org.

Our Support Groups:

Would you like to revive one of our support groups or set up a new one?

All or our groups are initiated and organised by enthusiastic members. If you would like to organise a group, please email us at groups@bctbelgium.org.

IVF NETWORK

If you have tried, are trying, or are planning to try IVF or other assisted reproductive treatments, this informal group meets regularly to support each other.
Please contact ivfnetwork@bctbelgium.org for more information.

Breastfeeding Café

A place to chat, share experiences, enjoy a cup of coffee and of course… breastfeed! Hosted by Odette, BCT member and certified lactation consultant.

SINGLE PARENTS

A group for single parents and their children, who meet up once a month on a Sunday for coffee and play time, with occasional additional ad hoc get togethers.

Twins and Multiples

A network for parents who have twins or other multiples, which meets monthly so that children can play together and parents can chat, share experiences and support each other.

PREGNANT AND NEW MUMS DROP-IN

This group is a warm, friendly place to make new friends and to share your experiences of becoming and being a new mum. A reason to get out of the house if everything seems too much or overwhelming or if you just need to see a friendly face.

Parents with challenges

For parents with disabilities & (chronic) illnesses.
The aim of this group is to share ideas and helpful contacts among fellow parents, mothers and fathers alike.
Hopefully the group might not only be beneficial for the affected parent, but also for partners and even children whose mummies and daddies find it hard to cope with the circumstances.

Divorce and Separation

We would like to bring this important group back to life, so if you can help, please contact us at groups@bctbelgium.org.
A peer support group for mums and dads going through separations. It does does not offer legal advice but rather a platform to share experiences of fellow members and to discuss what helped them cope and, most importantly, help them realise they are not alone in this situation.

Neonatal babies

We are parents of babies who started their lives in the neonatal department and we want to start a BCT group for other parents who had to go home after the birth, without their baby.

Whether your baby was there for one day, one month or longer, had surgeries, spent time under the blue light or was there to grow, we want to provide a place to meet as often as we can to talk to each other with understanding and to support each other in the ongoing plight NOT to make comparisons with babies who had a healthy start!

SPECIAL NEEDS Kids

Share general concerns and experiences about baby/child development or developmental support (ie: speech therapy or special educational needs).

(Future) Single Mums by choice

We are a group of single mothers by choice: solo moms who had a child without a partner, most of us with the help of a clinic and donor sperm, via embryo adoption  or traditional adoption. ​Some of us were tired of waiting for Mr Right, of dating while hearing our biological clock ticking. Some of us already had a first child in a previous relationship. All of us have in common that we have longed for our babies for so long and love them beyond words. Our group is open to everyone who is thinking, trying, already pregnant or who has had a child as a single mom by choice.