Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support can offer breastfeeding advice and support at Halifax Baby Café, every Thursday between 9-11am.
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 friendly.
Currently, Baby Cafe is at Calderdale Royal Hospital (Parent Craft Room, Floor 2, Women and Children’s entrance, HX3 0PW). Check in at Maternity Reception and bring a nursing pillow if you need one.
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.
Relaxed and informal advice and support from the health visiting team. No appointment necessary.
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 have received training and can offer information during pregnancy and friendly, non-judgemental support after baby’s birth.
A Peer Supporter can offer you:
Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network: 07920 466660, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Calderdale Staying Safe, Domestic Abuse Support. Phone 01422 323 339 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or out of hours on 07590 884 206.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 nappies. Meet the second Thursday of every month. Weekly coffee mornings are held next door, which you can attend for £1 and bring your drink to the demo.
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.
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.
Halifax Sling Library, Tuesdays, Play Palace, 3a West Parade, Halifax. Contact 07747 867 065.
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 siblings welcome.
£1 per meeting donation appreciated, and a snack to share wherever possible.
To confirm dates or if you have an issue that can’t wait, call Rebecca on 01706 433 712 or Ellen on 01422 844 314 or email Rebecca.email@example.com
La Leche League Calderdale. Machpelah House, Hebden Bridge. Last Friday of the month, 10am-12pm.
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.
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.
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 basic details and offer one or more options of either a face-to-face appointment, group support or support over the phone.
SafeSpace is run by workers and volunteers who all have personal experience of emotional distress.
A parent-led charity supporting families with disabled children in Calderdale.
Membership is free for families with children and young people with additional need.