The Nest Southwest CIC

The Nest Southwest CIC

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Social enterprise
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The Nest Southwest is a not-for-profit, social enterprise, community interest company set up to support girls, women and people who menstruate through the major life transitions of menstruation, pregnancy & birth and menopause.

We want to be part of creating a cohesive society where these rites of passage are honoured as gateways of personal development as well as biological milestones.

We believe in sharing high quality information in order to facilitate informed choice ('because if you don't know all your options you don't have any' as said Diana Korte).

We also believe in compassionate peer support, and providing a safe, nurturing environment to explore emotional & physical literacy as we traverse these gateways. There is no right or wrong way to go through these gateways, they are as individual as we are. But we don't have to do it alone.

What a different place our world will be if we felt supported, connected and respected as we welcomed ourselves to the next stage of life.


  • A perinatal peer support project that includes antenatal support groups, new parent and baby drop-ins, a team of trained peer support volunteers, curated information and signposting, hire service for low costs birth items.  
  • A menstruation peer support project that includes trained menstrual ambassadors, a menstruation peer support group, menstrual wellbeing sessions in local secondary schools.
  • A menopause peer support project that includes regular peer support groups, a team of trained peer support volunteers, curated resources, speakers and talks. 
  • A rich online presence through our website and social media platform (Facebook / Instagram) to inform, connect and inspire. 
  • A vibrant team of volunteers who support each other with regular check-in's, and social events through the year.

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