New and Expectant Parents

Baby Massage

Come and spend some special time learning to massage your baby. Massage is a great way to bond with your little one, helping you become more confident handling your child. Massage can  relax carers and babies, increasing your levels of the ‘feel-good’ hormone oxytocin. We offer two groups, one for babies over 4 months led by a group leader, and another for babies under 4 months, led by a group leader and early health practitioner.

Breastfeeding Support

A drop-in support group in for breastfeeding mums who may need the opportunity to talk to experienced group leaders and health practitioners and other mums in a relaxed, informal environment. Toddlers and dads very welcome.

Drop-in Spaces

GAP (Getting Ahead of Postnatal Depression)

A group for women who are experiencing post natal depression or distress. This is a closed group run by highly qualified staff who can offer advice and guidance. A crèche is available.

Great Expectations

A group for women who are at least 20 weeks pregnant. This is an opportunity to share experiences of being pregnant, to get support with difficulties and challenges, to plan for the birth they want and share the first few months of their relationship with their new baby.

Growing Together

For children up to 3 years old. The group provides you with the opportunity to engage and play alongside your child. Our aim is to encourage reflective parenting, and for parents to learn more about their child’s interests by thinking about how their child is developing and communication.

There is an opportunity to be filmed with your child in the session, which is a helpful way to consider your child’s play and interaction from a different perspective. For parents, this group is also a platform to share your experiences with staff and other families, increasing your confidence in parenting.

Premature Babies Group

A clean, safe environment for premature babies from birth to when they are able to crawl. This group offers families the chance to form social networks outside of the, often complex, medical world. Alongside conversation and a cuppa with experienced staff and a neonatal health visitor, we are able to offer the use of our Snozelen (sensory light room). Staff are also happy to visit families while in SCBU or meet with parents prior to attending the group.

Social Babies

A group for babies and their carers to come along and share their experiences.  Have some tea and toast while the babies explore our treasure baskets and make new friends. Fathers and grandparents are welcome too.