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Weaning Support Group (Children’s Centres)

First Wednesday of the month at Boothtown Children’s Centre. 11am-12pm. First Friday of the month at Jubilee Children’s Centre. 11.30am-12.30pm. No need to book, just drop in!

Breastfeeding Support Groups (Children’s Centres)

Relaxed and informal advice and support from the health visiting team. No appointment necessary. Mondays: Breastfeeding Friends Group, Wellholme Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am Thursdays:  Breastfeeding Group, Todmorden Children’s Centre, 10-11.30am

Boothtown Children’s Centre – Breastfeeding Group

Friendly and supportive group for breastfeeding mums and their families. Held in a relaxed setting, it’s hosted by peer supporters and there are activities provided for older siblings. Free tea and coffee! For more information, contact the Children’s Centre on 01422 250365 or ask your health visitor or midwife. Mondays, 1.30-3pm. Boothtown Children’s Centre, Rawson…

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Halifax Opportunities Trust Dads Group

Fun activities for babies, children and their dads, male carers, granddads, uncles or step dads. Meet-ups are the third Saturday of the month at Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Road, 10am-noon. For more information call 01422 434971 or 01706 399970.

Unique Ways

A parent-led charity supporting families with disabled children in Calderdale. Membership is free for families with children and young people with additional need. For information, help or support with individual issues, call 01422 343090.

Family Voice Calderdale

A forum for parents and carers of children and young people (from pre-school to 25) with additional needs in Calderdale. It meets monthly and hosts events, is part of decision-making groups and attends regional meetings of parent carer forums in Yorkshire and Humberside. For more information, call 01422 343 090.

SafeSpace – Weekend Support for Adults

Out-of-hours weekend support for adults in Calderdale – a place of safety for people experiencing mental distress or approaching crisis. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6pm until Contact via Facebook or call 01422 345154 or text 07388 990227. Lines open at 6pm and the last appointment time is 11pm. The team will take some…

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Charity providing mums, dads and their babies with clothing, bedding and other essentials, working on referrals made from healthcare practitioners and parent support agencies. Mothershare also sells baby equipment at affordable prices to raise funds for the service. Mothershare, Nursery Lane, Halifax. 07561 443767.    

Family Support Drop In

Family support drop in at Field Lane Children’s Centre. Mondays, 9-11am. No need to book. Phone 01484 386621. Family Support Drop In. Fridays, 9.30am-11.30am. No need to book. Elland Children’s Centre, 01422 266197.

Children’s Centres

Upper and Central Calderdale Children’s Centres: Siddal Children’s Centre – Backhold Lane, Halifax. 01422 395501 Southowram Children’s Centre – Withinfields, Southowram. 01422 395501 Boothtown Children’s Centre – Rawson Street North. 01422 250365 New Road Children’s Centre – Sowerby Bridge. 01422 835614 Jubilee Children’s Centre – Lightowler Road, Halifax. 01422 342552 Little Stars at Parkinson Lane…

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Calderdale Staying Safe – Domestic Abuse Support

Free and confidential help and support for ANYONE aged 16 and over who lives in Calderdale and has been affected by domestic abuse. Support is also available for children aged 5 years and over. Our skilled workers can offer you: Practical and emotional support Help to explore your options and make the right choices for…

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Postnatal Transitional Support – Bumps and Beginnings

Packages include birth debriefing, emotional support and companionship, peer support, basic baby care, basic domestic support and dog walking. Bumps and Beginnings Postnatal Transitional Support, Calderdale. Contact 07949 478867.

Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library

Thinking about using cloth nappies? Worried about making the transition from disposable to reusable? Halifax and Huddersfield Nappy Library is an advisory and support network to promote the use of cloth nappies, offering free, impartial advice and a loan service, letting you try before you buy. 30 minute nappy demonstrations, comparing different styles of real…

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La Leche League

Friendly and effective mum-to-mum support for breastfeeding. You don’t have to be having problems to attend the monthly meetings – although they always get priority – bring your triumphs too and help support other mums! Come if you’re pregnant or preparing for motherhood, a new mum, an experienced mum or a mum’s support person. Older…

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Baby Cafe – Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support

Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support can offer breastfeeding advice and support at Halifax Baby Café, every Thursday between 1-3pm. You can get help and advice on anything from pain to the most comfortable holds and reflux, have your baby checked for tongue tie and have them weighed. I’ve been myself and it was incredibly reassuring and…

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Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network

Mums who are breastfeeding may, at times, need some extra help and support and that is where the Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network can help. The network is made up of women who have breastfed their own children and who work as volunteers alongside other health professionals to offer support to breastfeeding mums. All Peer Supporters…

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Halifax Sling Library Drop-In

The Halifax Sling Library is held every Tuesday at Play Palace, Halifax. Come and learn about optimal infant positioning, general sling safety and different carrier pros and cons. You can try on or hire slings from newborn to pre-schooler. 10am-11am, Bump to Baby Workshop: Devoted to the needs of parents and carers with babies under…

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Family Support Drop-In – Southowram

Support session running alongside a Stay and Play group. A Family Support Worker will be available for informal advice on issues such as parenting, personal issues, emotional support, housing, benefits and financial advice. Tuesdays, 9am – 10.30am, term time only. Southowram Surestart Centre, Withinfields, Southowram. 01422 395501.

Family Support Advice Session

Meet an experienced Family Support Worker for support, advice, information and ideas in all aspects of parenting. By appointment only. Central Street School, Fridays, 12.30pm – 1.45pm.