**COVID Update: Following guidance from Public Health England, Well Baby Clinics are suspended. Check the Community Healthcare website for more announcements**
From time to time, timings may change or clinics may temporarily close. Please check the Health Visiting information on the Leeds Community Healthcare website HERE which includes details of clinics across Leeds and/or call the SPA to check 0113 843 5683.
Develop the confidence and vital life-saving skills needed to protect your child in an emergency situation, with paediatric first aid training from Blooming Babies.
Classes are run by Annie, a qualified nurse who specialised in A&E nursing and practising midwife with decades of experience. The course is suitable for parents, grandparents, extended family members and professionals involved in the care of babies or young children.
The Blooming Babies Paediatric First Aid course covers a range of basic first aid skills. You’ll learn how to react in a range of emergency and health situations, including when a baby or child:
Providing urgent support or baby essentials (nappies,wipes,formula) to struggling parents across Leeds and also providing baby equipment to multiple mums.
Bosom Buddies provide mum-to-mum breastfeeding information and support
Come and chat to us at one the groups running across Leeds throughout the week.
Every family across Leeds, starting at pregnancy and continuing through to school leavers, receives support from the service. Find out about the services and resources available to you and your family across Leeds.
For more details visit the Leeds Community Healthcare website: www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/0-19-public-health-integrated-nursing/
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Tel: 0113 220 8500
For more details on the below and other Children;s Centres across Leeds visit https://familyinformation.leeds.gov.uk/childrens-centres
Alwoodley Children’s Centre LS17 7HL Tel: 0113 217 0134
Chapel Allerton Children’s Centre LS7 3LT Tel: 0113 378 8840
Chapeltown Children’s Centre LS7 4AW Tel: 0113 378 88
Farsley and Calverley Children’s Centre LS28 5ED Tel: 0113 205 8134
Hawksworth Wood Children’s Centre LS5 3PS Tel: 0113 259 0173
Headingley Children’s Centre LS6 2DT Tel: 0113 278 7766
Horsforth Children’s Centre LS18 5AF Tel: 0113 259 1786
Ireland Wood Children’s Centre LS16 6BW Tel: 0113 281 7829
Kirkstall Children’s Centre LS5 3JN Tel: 0113 278 6075
Manor Wood Children’s Centre LS17 5DJ Tel: 0113 269 3515
Meanwood Children’s Centre LS7 2DW Tel: 0113 262 3592
Moortown Children’s Centre LS8 1RG Tel: 0113 217 0134
Roundhay Children’s Centre LS8 1QA Tel: 0113 216 0214
Wetherby Children’s Centre LS22 6JS Tel: 01937 581 102
Boston Spa Children’s Centre LS23 6EH Tel: 01937 841100
Emma Tailby is a specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist with a passion for providing evidence based, bespoke care for women of all ages. Assessing and treating all pregnancy and postnatal issues from pelvic girdle pain to abdominal muscle separation. Postnatal Mummy checks along with treating pelvic pain, pelvic floor issues and more.
Contact Emma on 07920095005
Baby Basics is a charity which aims to provide much needed baby essentials for needy and vulnerable families. We work with healthcare professionals to provide beautiful starter packs for new parents/mothers, which contain clothing, toiletries and essential baby equipment.
Baby Basics Leeds is a volunteer-led project based out of St Paul’s Church, and in partnership with many other churches and organisations around Leeds. We work mostly with refugees and asylum seekers, and teenage mums, but aim to provide as much as we can for anyone who is in need.
Infant specific and practical workshops giving parents the skills to know the difference between normal everyday complaints and real life-threatening situations. You will leave the workshops with the confidence of knowing how to help your child in a first aid emergency until medical attention can be reached.
Tel: 07983 551239
Leeds Council breastfeeding support groups: These groups are all run slightly differently; however you can rest assured you will always be welcomed by a friendly face and refreshments! All group leaders undertake breastfeeding training so that they can offer specific support. These groups are open to all breastfeeding mums. Leeds Breastfeeding Support Groups – full details and locations via this link.
NCT Breastfeeding Helpline www.nct.org.uk 0300 330 0770 (8am-11pm)
La Leche League www.laleche.org.uk 0345 120 2918
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers 0300 3305453 www.abm.me.uk
Breastfeeding Network 0300 1000212 www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
LeedsBosom Buddies provide mum-to-mum breastfeeding information and support. Chat at one the groups running across Leeds throughout the week. Click here for details
Health Improvement Specialist – Infant Feeding Sally – 07712 214867
Breastfeeding Clinic (HV referral only) Meanwood Health Centre – 0113 8433350
Hospital Infant Feeding Team (midwives) 0113 2065367
NCT BREASTFEEDING COUNSELLORS
Fran – LS8 07971 841972
BREAST PUMP HIRE Anne – LS8 0113 2948795 Fran – LS8 07971 841972
Chapeltown/Harehills 10:00-12:00pm Chapeltown Children’s Centre, Leopold Street LS7 4AW Contact: Health Visiting Team 0113 8435683
Moortown 1:00-2:30pm Moortown Children’s Centre, Lidgett Lane LS17 6QP Contact: 0113 8435683
Wetherby 1-2:30pm Wetherby Children’s Centre Hallfield Lane, Wetherby LS22 6JS Contact: 01937 581102
Specialist Breastfeeding Clinic: Breastfeeding Clinic at Meanwood Health Centre 9:3012:30 on a referral basis.
The Bumps and Bashes first aid course can enable you to respond quickly and effectively when faced with an emergency situation. It will teach you appropriate life saving techniques to give you the confidence should you have to use them.
Tel: 07966 315699
Family friendly parent & carer first aid classes. We will give you hands-on training for a variety of situations where time can make all the difference. Our classes are safe during pregnancy and babies under 12 months are very welcome to come along too.
Home classes and venue classes available.
Contact number is 07872992163.
CAMHS – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
To find out more visit www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs/about-camhs-in-leeds/
Your local Children’s Centre might offer the course ‘Preparation for Pregnancy and Beyond. To find out more visit: www.familyinformation.leeds.gov.uk/families/preparation-for-birth-and-beyond/
Community Mental Health Service (referrals via SPA)
Phone: 0300 300 1485
Any woman can access midwifery services by requesting an appointment via her GP surgery or by asking at a local Children’s Centre.
Alcohol and drug addiction service
Phone: 0113 887 2477
Health Visiting and Early Start Services
To find details and local services: www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/0-19-public-health-integrated-nursing/
Home Start Leeds (referrals with consent from the family)
To find out more: www.home-startleeds.co.uk/
Phone: 0113 244 2419
For housing related issues: www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/housing/housing-options/
Phone: 0113 222 4412
IAPT (self-referral available)
Phone: 0113 843 4388
Infant Mental Health Service (referrals from Midwives, HVs and CAMHS)
The IMHS is a citywide service working with families up to the child’s second birthday. To discuss referrals and services offered phone: 0113 843 0841.
Leeds Domestic Violence and Abuse
To find out more: www.leeds.gov.uk/domesticviolence
24hr Helpline: 0113 246 0401
Phone: 0113 305 5800
Mindmate and child and young person single point of access (SPA)
NSPCC – Pregnancy in Mind
Phone: 01274 381440
Special Perinatal Mental Health Team
Information and referral form: www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/our-services/services-list/perinatal-service/
Phone: 0113 855 5505 (out-patients); 0113 855 5509 (MBU); 0113 855 5650 (CPNs).
Support after rape and sexual violence
Rape crisis centre for all women and girls in Leeds affected by rape and sexual violence of any kind, at any time in their lives including childhood sexual abuse.
Freephone: 0808 802 3344 (Mon, Weds, Fri 6pm-8pm, Tues, Thurs 8pm-11pm, Sun 2pm-5pm); Text: 07860 022 880.
Touchstone – Best Start Peer Support Project
To find out more: www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/best-start/
Post: Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton Crescent, Leeds LS11 6JU
Phone: 0113 271 8277
Touchstone – Stronger Families
To find out more please contact Sharon Kumar
Phone: 0113 386 9900
Claire Davis is an OCN level 6 Holistic Sleep Coach supporting parents to use gentle, child-led sleep solutions to achieve more sleep.
HENRY stands for Health, Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young. HENRY is an eight week programme for parents of infants and toddlers aged 0 to 5 years. The Programme helps parents get their children off to the best start in life. The programme sessions are interactive, fun, practical and informative.
We offer breastfeeding support to mothers are every stage of their breastfeeding journey. Run by a team of volunteers with breastfeeding experience and appropriate counselling training. Call our helpline on 0345 120 2918 for support or search online for your nearest support group.
If you need to contact a member of the health visiting service please contact the SPA on 0113 8435683.
Depression, anxiety or any kind of emotional stress are part of everyday life and can be a real challenge. Sometimes people are able to deal with this by themselves or with the help of family and friends. However, some professional help may be needed and Leeds IAPT can provide this.
Leeds IAPT provide psychological treatments, sometimes called talking treatments, to help people who are stressed, experiencing low mood (depressed) or are very nervous (anxious).
Treatments are delivered across a number of locations in the city and can take place as part of a group, online, or on a one to one basis. To access treatment patients can self refer to the service, this can be done via the website www.leedsiapt.com or by telephone (0113 843 4388). Once an assessment has been completed our clinicians will then speak to patients about treatment options.
IAPT is available to people who are aged 17 or above and registered with a Leeds GP.
Leeds IAPT can help you change the way that you think and feel.
Pregnancy and having a new baby is generally seen as a time of happiness and excitement. The reality is that many people feel low or anxious and experience problems with their emotional health during this time. This following can help you explore how you might be feeling and find the right help and support.
www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/baby maternal mental health support
www.nestleeds.co.uk is primarily a blog page sharing stories of motherhood, birth, mental health of local Mums
www.mindwell-leeds.co.uk lists the mental health services available in Leeds.
Mini First Aid 2 hour class are for parents, grandparents and carers. The class covers what to do in a first aid emergency with your little ones – from birth upto puberty. The class covers CPR, choking, burns, breaks, bumps, bleeding, febrile seizures and more. Our classes are relaxed and pre-crawling babies are very welcome. Small group classes are also available on request.
Tel: 07796 718860
2-3 hour awareness session delivered in a venue of your choice, even your own home! A qualified instructor will deliver a session tailored to your needs so you will feel extremely confident on how to deal with a medical emergency. Topics usually covered:Management of an unresponsive child (breathing / not breathing), Treatment of a bleed, Convulsions, Choking, Broken bones, Meningitis, Head injuries, Burns
Tel: 0113 2100600
For practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood including help with feeding. Calling us costs the same as any local call, however, if you have free ‘inclusive’ minutes on a landline or mobile, it will be included in those.
0300 330 0700
Baby and infant sleep consultants recommended by other Mumblers.
Independent sling and carrier advice service offering carrier fittings, information, safety checks and rental, based in West Leeds.
Weekly drop in sessions at:
Visit : wyslinglibrary.com/calendar/0113 210 0855 for more info
Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Fed 5* Weaning Workshop covers all you need to know about introducing solid food as well as providing support throughout your weaning journey. Ideal for parents and carers of babies 4-7 months. Whether you are just starting to think about weaning or have just already begun, the 2 hour session is full of hints, tips and tricks that will leave you feeling confident about starting this new exciting phase.