If you are a family in the East Riding, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are aiming to encourage and help residents to use the correct bins for family waste. East Riding residents are currently the top recyclers in the country (out of 380 authorities in England) at 65.4% of all household waste being recycled, which is fantastic. Let’s try to increase this even more by making sure the right waste is going in the right bin, to keep the blue bin material as clean as possible.
You can read the Mumbler blog about nappies here.
If you have a large, young family and need more, any residents who feel they are struggling with their current bin capacity should contact (01482) 393939 or email@example.com for advice and help.
You can find more information on their website here.
Relax Kids Hull & East Riding have just launched in our area, They aim to build calm, confident kids through group, family and one to one sessions (in person or online via zoom). They follow the Relax Kids 7 steps: Move, Play, Stretch, Feel, Breath, Believe and Relax.
NEW Magical Adventures – for preschool age children. Fridays 9.30 at Hessle Community Hall. Come and join 6 weeks of magical adventures. Following the Relax Kids 7 steps, we will play games, have fun, make some crafts and finally settle down for some relaxation. Sessions are 45 minutes long and MUST be pre-booked in a block (due to maintaining covid guidance we have very limited numbers of 6 places only per session).
This is the latest ‘pink sheet’ (April 2019) with details of all breastfeeding support groups in Hull and East Riding:
#AndysManClub is a group for men to go and talk. The single biggest killer of mun under 45 in the UK is suicide. Andys Man Club aims to help change this by encouraging men to talk and making a forum for men in Hull to go and have a conversation with other men.
The Government have provided 2 leaflets for parents with children returning to school in September 2020, one for Primary and one for Secondary. Read them here –
Perinatal Emotional Wellbeing for Women. Gill Hirst is an experienced therapist who offers a range of talking therapies to help women feel better about themselves during the perinatal transition of their lives:
Sessions by video link. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Visit her facebook page here and find details of her new Beautiful Bumps facebook group for pregnant women who live in the Hull and East Yorkshire area. From this there plans to be a weekly Zoom support group for women to share advice, offload, have a giggle and learn some relaxation and techniques for anxiety, all as a free service.
A new website has launched for Hull and our region (Humber, Coast and Vale) to help pregnant women and their loved ones to stop smoking – Bump the Habit. It contains lots of info including a service finder which shows where the nearest stop smoking services are located, plus real-life stop smoking stories and a myth-busting section. Take a look here – Bump the Habit.
In Hull we also have the fabulous team at Smokefree Hull on hand for help and advice too.
The recurrent loss support group is run by Samantha. It’s for any women (and partners at some meetings) who have experienced multiple miscarriages and loss to talk and share advice and support. They meet at Wilson Street Café Anlaby once a month, contact her via facebook here.
For mums to be from your 2nd and 3rd trimester through to your child’s infancy, living in HU8 and HU9 postcodes.
We know pregnancy can be an exciting time but it can also be overwhelming. Supporting you in pregnancy with personalised care, help with appointments, emotional support, advice on how to keep your baby safe in the home. Here for those that need extra help.
We can offer you friendly individual support, support in friendly groups, baby workshops and massage, understanding what to expect and when, someone to listen, meet and make friends.
To find out more or join us contact Sophie Garner, Child Dynamix, 95 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB. on 01482 790277 or email email@example.com.
We are the Parent Peer Mentor team and we work with parents across Hull who have a child between 10 – 16 years who need one to one support. We recruit volunteer mentors who will support parents in their home over 6 sessions or more if needed . Parents can self-refer or be referred by schools or any other organisations.
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Covid-19 update, Sept 2020: The Health Visitors team usually run Child Health Clinics, where you can weigh your baby and seek advice from your local Health Visitors. During the Covid-19 pandemic these have unfortunately not been running as usual.
Hull – The Hull Health Visitors are encouraging parents to contact their health visitor if they have concerns and if their baby needs weighing, they will then either be booked into clinic or they will be visited at home as they are now back to full face to face service.
East Riding – The ISPHNS team are now offering child health clinics again in Anlaby, Brough, Beverley, Cottingham, Driffield, Goole, Hessle, Hedon, Hornsea, Pocklington. Venues, days and times may have changed from before Covid. All are strictly by appointment only – please contact your Health Visitor or the Duty Officer to book.
Connect Well Hull is a friendly, free and confidential service for people living in Hull and are registered with a Hull GP.
They help people manage their health better and improve wellbeing by providing advice and supporting them to access local community groups, activities and services. You can access a Wellbeing Co-ordinator who can help you find out what organisations can benefit you or a Welfare Adviser who offer advice on a wide range of issues from money to family problems, to benefits, housing and employment.
When you’re pregnant or getting used to life with a new baby, contraception may be the last thing on your mind.. But did you know you can get pregnant as little as 3 weeks after the birth of a baby, even if you’re breastfeeding and your periods haven’t started.
In the first instance talk to your midwife (or health visitor or GP) and for full info on which methods you can use at what stages after birth visit the NHS webpage here
The Oral Health Foundation promotes better oral health for all. They have a Dental Helpline, a confidential and independent advice service available from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, which you can call for any dental advice on 01788 539780, or visit their website here lots of information.
The City Healthcare Partnership CIC in Hull and the East Riding also has lots of useful information, have a look at their website here. Their Dental Services can be contacted on 01482 247111 or you can email the Oral Health Promotion Team at CHCP.firstname.lastname@example.org or text TOOTH to 61825.
Dental care is FREE for all pregnant women and for women until their baby is 1 year old. Dental care is FREE for all children, including up to 18 years if they are in full time education.
Elain Agar Specialist Training offers a range of short information and upskilling courses to support the workforce, groups/organisations and parents in topics such as Autism Awareness, Intro to Counselling Skills, Sign Language and much more. She also offers courses during the week for SEND students who wish to continue with their learning and job hunting after they leave full time education.
Based on Holderness Road Hull. For more info contact her on email@example.com or 07776 806383.
The Children’s Centres in the East Riding run playgroups and activities for children. They also run free baby massage courses, parenting classes and a range of other free support services for parents on various days. Call your nearest for info. You can find East Riding Children’s Centres at –
East Riding health visitors and school nurses (ISPHNS) have a very useful and informative website with a wealth of health and wellbeing information tailored by age, from babies to teenagers. You can visit it here.
They also have a Facebook page to share health information on details of other community support groups.
ERIC is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. Their vision is that “every child and teenager with a bowel or bladder condition can access support and live free from embarrassment, shame, isolation and fear”.
Bowel and bladder problems have perhaps more impact than almost any other medical condition on children’s self esteem, education and social relationships, and effective treatment can change children’s lives. The stress that comes with dealing with a child’s wetting or soiling problem can be considerable for families too. Disrupted sleep, constant washing of clothing or bedding and a reluctance to leave the house can place a heavy burden on family life. We hear every day from parents struggling to cope with the consequences of their child’s condition.
Most bowel and bladder problems are avoidable and treatable, yet it’s estimated that only 11% of those affected ask for help. In England alone, there are 15,000 hospital admissions for paediatric cases of chronic constipation and urinary tract infections (UTIs) each year. 80% of these could be avoided if the problems were spotted early and dealt with properly, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
If you need help or advice to with your child’s bowel or bladder visit ERIC’s website here or call the free helpline 0808 169 9949
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
For more information contact them on 01904 550055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fatima Allam Birth Centre is an Alongside Midwifery Led Unit situated on the Labour & Delivery Suite on the 2nd floor of the Hull Women & Children’s Hospital. The environment is more homely, and the focus is on birth without medical intervention. Our ethos puts women at the centre of their own care; supporting them in making decisions about how they want to give birth whilst ensuring safe and high quality care is maintained.
The Birth Centre is staffed 24 hours by midwives who provide midwifery led one-to-one care to women who have uncomplicated pregnancies. We have a team of midwifery assistants working on the Birth Centre who work in partnership with women and midwives to provide supportive, individualised care.
There are 3 en-suite birthing rooms that are designed for women to stay in throughout labour, birth and after birth until transfer home or to the postnatal ward should this be required. Two birth partners (adults) can be present throughout your whole stay here on the Fatima Allam Birth Centre.
The Fatima Allam Birth Centre has a friendly home-from-home atmosphere which can help women feel more relaxed. The spacious birthing rooms are beautifully presented with dimmed and coloured mood lighting, with facilities to allow women to play their own music via CD or Bluetooth.
Each room has a birthing pool providing women with the option of using water to assist their movement, encourage relaxation during labour and birth. The Fatima Allam Birth Centre is an ideal place for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies, who do not want a home birth, and yet don’t want or need a hospital-like facility. Women may consider birthing here if they would like to use different coping methods such as birthing mats, balls and stools; these help women to adopt different positions to aid their comfort throughout labour and birth. We also support the personal use of complementary therapies and TENS machines which have been agreed in the plan of care made by the woman and her midwife.
If you’re a healthy first time mum and having a straightforward pregnancy, planning to give birth in a birth centre is particularly suitable for you because it’s as safe for your baby as planning to give birth in a labour ward, and you’re less likely to have medical interventions. Similarly if this is your second, third or fourth baby then birth in a birth centre is as safe as giving birth in a labour ward but with a reduced chance of medical interventions. If you’re unsure about being eligible for a birth centre birth please speak to your midwife or contact 01482 607860.
Perhaps you find it difficult to speak to friends and family, or maybe it’s taking its toll on your relationship and finances. Fertility issues affect everyone differently, but by meeting others who are experiencing something similar, we hope that find support and strength to get you through your fertility journey.
Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at Lonsdale Community Centre, Hull. Parking – Lonsdale Community car park accessible via Walton Street, Goathland Close. Any problems accessing the building please call Roseanna 07780 745604. Sessions are free to attend and refreshments are provided. There’s no need to register, but if you have any queries or concerns, please email email@example.com. Make sure you join our Facebook group to keep up-to-date on event information.
We are supported by the national charity Fertility Network UK
The Family Information Services Hub (FISH) at East Riding of Yorkshire Council have lots of useful information for families.
Including: details about the 30 hours free childcare –
Want to be more active? Need a helping hand to get started? Fitmums & Friends can help.
Fitmums & Friends offers a range of fitness walking, running, buggy and cycling sessions across Hull and East Yorkshire. And there’s no need to turn up on your own. If you’d like a helping hand to get to your first sessions, we can put you in touch with one of our volunteers who will meet you, support you and help you on your way. Our sessions are friendly, supportive and suitable for everyone – no need to be a mum or fit – men are welcome too and all ages (over 16 years).
Find out more on their website here, call 07708 324018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hull Kingston Rovers, Craven Park, Hull.
Are you aged over 16 and want help and support with getting fitter and feeling healthier? Well, let us introduce you to Food For Thought! The Hull KR Community Trust and offers free fitness classes three times a week to help people to become more active.
Beginners classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 6.30pm, with intermediate classes then running from 6.45pm to 8pm. A mixed class for all abilities runs every Saturday lunchtime from 12 noon to 1pm.
The Food For Thought project was recently awarded £50,000 of National Lottery funding.
There is no need to book, simply turn up on the day. However, if you’d like more information, please call 01482 780908 or email email@example.com
The Good Egg Safety give free advice on how to fit and use baby and children’s car seat correctly. They have a free downloadable guide and lots of advice on their website. They also run several car seat clinics around Hull throughout the year, you can find their next ones by visiting their website events page here.
A new forum for parents and children at the Hull Deaf Centre, 63 Spring Bank, Hull, HU3 1AJ.
On the first Friday of the month, 12-2pm, term time only.
For parents and expectant parents. Bumps, newborns and pre-schoolers welcome. Chat, socialise and share wisdom with other deaf parents. Bring along your little ones to play as you chat. BSL interpreter will be present. Great facilities, refreshments, free parking.
Restarted as online sessions
HENRY is Health Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young. It’s a FREE 8 week parenting course with a crèche included, open and free to Hull residents.
This free programme is for parents or carers of children aged 0 to 5 years old and covers topics such as positive mealtimes, active play and managing behaviour. Courses held in 8 week blocks, now online.
Home Start are the UKs leading family support charity.
They help parents build better lives for their children in the local communities. Their support helps –
Find out more about the service provided in Hull by calling 0800 0686368 or visit https://www.home-start.org.uk/
House of Light, Ignite Centre, Linnaeus Street, Hull, HU3 2QA.
House of Light are a local charity who offer a warm, welcoming environment to support women through this difficult time. They have supported 1000’s of women and their families affected by antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety since 2007. 1 in 7 women develop postnatal depression following the birth of their child, you are not alone.
Pregnancy, birth and parenthood is a time of huge change and can feel overwhelming. They are there to help. They also offer a general counselling service. Call them on 01482 580499, freephone 0800 0432031, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07854 220790. You can also find out more on their website here.
They also have a regular meet-up group, open to all parents antenatal or postnatal who are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or who just want to touch base and make connections with others who have similar experiences. £1 donation to hope cafe and session is supported by 2 house of light counsellors. Springville Methodist Church, Hull Road, Hessle, HU13 9NP, Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30.
There are a wide range of services for you and your child at our children’s centres across Hull, including playgroups, activities and events, health advice, jobs, training and benefits advice for parents, projects and activities just for dads, parenting courses such as Family Links Nurturing, HENRY, Incredible Years, one to one family support, home safety information and advice, Us Mums exercise sessions for pregnancy and the postnatal period. Contact details for Hull Children’s Centres:
The following Children’s Centres are run by voluntary organisations:
The Hull & East Riding Sling Library hire out slings for you to wear your baby in. They offer advice on the right sling and help with fitting. Regular sessions are held in Hull, Willerby, Beverley and Hessle. It’s run by Jill Harrison, for more info and to contact her call 07865046999, email email@example.com or visit her website here.
The Hessle session is usually the 4th Saturday of the month, 10-12 at Tower Hill Methodist Church, Hessle. They offer advice and hire of slings and carriers for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, including free hire of stretchy wraps to babies under 6 weeks of age.
Hull Kingston Rovers Ground, Craven Park, Preston Road, Hull.
Learn with the Robins provides support in a relaxed environment to help you into work or training. Our dedicated staff can work with you on an individual basis and support you with searching for a job, composing a CV, cover letter, developing your interview techniques and confidence building. For anyone aged 16+. Ongoing one to one appointments available and drop in sessions held every Wednesday at 1pm-4pm. For more info contact Nick Todd or Ian Watson on Nick.Todd@hullkr.co.uk
Try for Success – a variety of volunteering opportunities for young people and adults across all parts of the Trust including match day opportunities. Current roles available are:
Suitable or anyone age 14+. Please contact Jodie Hammond for more info on Jodie.Hammond@hullkr.co.uk
Also Heritage Project for all age groups, which includes:
Held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Free. For more info contact Craig Spivey on Craig.Spivey@hullkr.co.uk
Hull women’s aid provides safe accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse where they will receive help and support.
We have a Floating Support service for women who have experienced domestic abuse on a 1-1 basis in their own home, providing both emotional and practical support. Alongside this is the Outreach service offering the support for women in temporary accommodation. We also offer a children and young person’s service support for both females and males up to the age of 25. This can be done either 1-1 or sibling group work.
Our advice line is 01482 446099 or visit our website here for more info.
There is a wealth of information about keeping your family safe from fire on the Humberside fire and rescue website here, such as fitting smoke alarms and fire prevention.
You can also call for free safety advice for you and your family on 0300 3038242.
Gain more confidence as a parent-to-be, parent, grandparent and carer and try these free handy parenting guides full of top tips and advice.
Children do not come with instructions or a handbook. ‘Understanding Your Pregnancy’, ‘Understanding Your Baby’ and ‘Understanding Your Child’ are a set of three online guides with useful hints, tips and support from pregnancy through to children aged 18.
These guides are free for Hull residents and are available to use by going to www.inourplace.co.uk and use the access code FREEDOM.
Does your little one wake frequently in the night? Do they need your help getting to sleep at bedtime? Or are they up early in the morning, ready to start the day when you really aren’t?
Are you dreaming of a good night’s sleep but just don’t know where to start?
I’m here to help you and your child get the sleep you need – your child can happily fall asleep on their own, and you can both wake up in the morning feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep. I’m a qualified Sleep Nanny consultant and will design a gentle, responsive and bespoke plan that’s right for your child, and you as a family, and support you with implementing that plan.
If you’re ready to take the next step, or even if you’d just like to know a bit more about how I can help you, then please book a free 15 minute call with me. Call 07841107729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read Kerry’s Top Tips blog on Mumbler here.
Are you expecting a baby or have you recently given birth? As a former midwife with many years experience I recognize that this is a time of great change. My aim is to support you during this exciting time by offering a number of classes and other birth services. You’ll find more information about the classes I provide on my website including:
I work alongside Linda Brownlie at Milk & Therapy, 960 Anlaby Road, Hull. For more information please email me at email@example.com.
Do you sometimes feel as if no one understands what you are going through? The Depression & Anxiety Services Hull are here to help support, guide and find solutions to whatever problems you’re experiencing. You are not on your own.
There are many ways to book an appointment and you’ll be seen within 7 days – visit your GP, call 01482 247111 or text TALK to 61825.
They also run a free course to help you manage difficult situations like anxiety and depression – Stress Control. To book call 01482 335627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Local Maternity System (LMS) is a partnership of organisations, women and their families working together to deliver improvements in local maternity services.
The information on their website is aimed at those who will receive the majority of their maternity care through midwifery services and obstetric consultant care through one or more of the following hospital Trusts – York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust. Some women, babies and families with special requirements may need to travel outside this area.
On this website you can find information about services local to you, general pregnancy and birth advice, and information on more specialist services including post-natal mental health services. If you are a professional you can find information about local courses and training.
Founded in 2015, P.A.U.L for Brain Recovery is a non-profit organisation created to make life easier after brain injury. As a charity founded by a brain injury survivor, we have a unique understanding of the challenges that someone may face during their recovery. Our person-centred approach sits within the four foundation blocks of everything we do; Positivity | Awareness | Understanding | Love
Our mission is to campaign to improve services, raise awareness and provide better understanding of brain injury. Through the development of our community and our services, we hope to empower those that come to us; supporting them through their brain recovery journey.
In April 2016 we opened the doors of the area’s first community-based support centre for people recovering from a brain injury. We work with each service user (and their family) to develop a holistic, person centred care plan that is tailored to their unique requirements. This enables us to celebrate the positive changes they are making in their life, and measure the distance they have travelled on their individual path towards a brighter future.
This support involves helping people regain control of their life after brain injury by giving them a real purpose and hope for the future (adults, teenagers and children). We help people in several ways, including:
Providing information, support and advice to women in East Hull. A confidential project run by women for women. Services include – drop in for a cuppa and a chat or see a support worker, get involved with young womens projects, volunteering opportunities, social activities, charity shop, umbrella housing scheme, domestic abuse support, free childcare, free courses and activities.
185 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 5UY. Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. More info on their website here.
Dedicated to recycling family household waste items that can’t be put in the recycling bin. Items are then processed through Terracycle which then gives back points for weights which are ‘cashed in’ for money for a chosen charity. Our chosen charity is Kicks Count. The waste doesn’t go to landfill and it earns funds for a great charity too.
We collect – biscuit & cracker wrappers, crisp packets, confectionary packaging, stamps, baby food pouches and dental care products.
All information is on their facebook group here, please contact organiser Gemma through there.
A FREE Sensory, Singing & Support Group. For Parents and Carers to attend with children aged 0 -3 years. A small group, for children with disabilities and complex health needs.
The sessions will involve singing and playing with sensory toys in a sensory room. A great chance to meet other Parents and Carers, with space to chat and gain support.
Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30 (fortnightly). The Session is held at Beatle’s Sensory Den, Little Monkeys, Harping Road, National Avenue HULL HU5 4JF.
Booking is essential – Please book your place on 07525 274783 or email email@example.com
Are you between 16 and 29 and need guidance as a single parent? The Single Parent Project can help with employability, further training and qualifications, volunteering and confidence building, work placements, advice and guidance and personalised one to one support. A key worker will help your educational and employment goals and any barriers such as financial, mental health and housing. It includes regular, informal learning sessions.
The Single Parent Project works in partnership with the Goodwin Development Trust group of Children’s Centres offering support such as family support, midwifery, doula and breastfeeding support, sexual health, health and smoking cessation.
Talking about Loss is a new charity in East Yorkshire to support people affected by bereavement and other forms of loss, such as job, self-confidence and good health. The charity plans to set up the TAL Community Hub in Market Weighton later this year to provide counselling, workshops and a range of other activities to help people find a new way forward in life. At the moment, it is hosting regular virtual wellbeing social events on Zoom.
Email for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Young Women’s Trust supports young women aged 18-30 with free telephone coaching, helping them build strong mental health, set goals, and stay motivated. They also offer a free CV feedback service giving personalised, detailed feedback on CVs and job applications.
The service is all run over the phone and email so may be able to support young women who are feeling particularly isolated at the moment. Find out more on their website here.
The service operates on self-referrals so young women can sign themselves up easily online here.