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East Riding of Yorkshire Council – The Right Bin for Family Waste

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 for advice and help.

You can find more information on their website here.

east riding council waste recycling

Andys Man Club Hull

#AndysManClub is a group for men to go and talk. The single biggest killer of men 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.

Currently there are 4 meeting places in Hull  – Hull College Craven Park, Airco Business Lounge Goulton Street, Bonus Youth Arena Pickering Road, Orchard Park Road and Humber Bridge Wellbeing Hub.

Also meet in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole. Find the Yorkshire venue list here.

For more information email them on or find out more on their website here. 

Beautiful Mind Therapy

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:

  • Short term counselling/talking therapy
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Debrief sessions for birth trauma

Sessions by video link. Please email 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.

Born to Bond

Born to Bond is a new service for parents-to-be and parents of infants. It aims to support parents with information on attachment, brain development and biologically normal infant sleep. Follow the facebook page for videos, activities and information. Details of interactive workshops to follow!

Bump the Habit

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.

CFQ – Recurrent Loss Support Group (Crazy Fertility Queen)

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.

Child Dynamix – Bump to Baby & Beyond

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 on 01482 790277, 07706260001 or email

Child Dynamix, 95 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB

Child Dynamix – Parent Peer Mentoring

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.

We are looking for –

  1. parents who would like support
  2. parents who would like to do something new and rewarding by becoming a volunteer mentor.

Please call 01482 799070 and talk to Liz if you are interested or email or Or visit the website for more info.

Child Health Clinics & Weigh In Clinics

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

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.

Appointments can be made on their website here or call 01482 2176670 or email

Connecting with a Difference

A playgroup and social space for children and young people with additional needs. For children aged 0-16 years (must be accompanied by an adult). Games, arts and crafts, and lots more. Tuesdays, 2-4pm. £3. For more information email

Ottringham Village Hall, HU12 0AL

Contraception Options After Birth

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

Dental Care for Mother and Baby

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 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.

DITTO- Young Girl’s Anxiety Support Group

Are you a girl aged 10-15 from Hull and surrounding areas? Do you often feel anxious or worried, or struggle to like yourself and compare yourself to others? Anxious about school? Been bullied or have friendship struggles? There are spaces for 10 girls to join together with other girls feeling the same in our six week class. A chance to chat with fun crafts and projects to boost your confidence, whilst making some new friends!

A six week class for girls aged 10-15 struggling with anxiety, low self esteem or friendship troubles. A chance to chat, get creative and make new friends!

Thursdays 5-6pm at Brough Methodist Church. Run by a teacher & trainee counsellor. Contact

Dyslexia Sparks

Dyslexia Sparks is Hull and East Yorkshire’s only registered charity for dyslexia. We support dyslexic individuals of all ages to fulfil their potential with diagnostic dyslexia assessments, specialist tuition, and advice.

Our diagnostic assessments and specialist tuition are available for adults and children (from age 7 onwards) at our centres in Hull and Melton. You do not need a referral to access our services and can contact us direct to book an appointment or to discuss how we can help. As a registered charity Dyslexia Sparks can provide financial support to help with the costs of dyslexia assessments and specialist tuition for eligible households in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.

We help families of dyslexic individuals through peer support and professional advice. Our parent support group is free to attend and runs during term time, usually on the second Thursday of every month. The sessions often feature guest speakers and particular topics. We work with schools to help spot the signs of dyslexia and apply techniques to support dyslexic learners within mainstream education too.

For further information or to book an appointment, visit or contact us on 01482 234856 or at

East Riding Children’s Centres

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 –

  • Anlaby CC – First Lane, Anlaby, HU10 6UE. 01482 565560
  • Beeford CC – Beeford C Of E VC Schoo,l Main Street, YO25 8AY. 01262 481699
  • Beverley CC – Coltman Avenue, Beverley, HU17 9LP. 01482 880066
  • Bridlington One CC – Butts Close, Bridlington, YO16 7BS. 01262 409596
  • Bridlington Two CC – Shaftesbury Road, Bridlington, YO15 3PP. 01482 395470
  • Brough CC – Springfield Avenue, Brough, HU15 1AE. 01482 669474
  • Cottingham CC – The Garth, Cottingham, HU16 5BP. 01482 845636
  • Driffield CC – Beckside, Driffield, YO25 6QN. 01377 240782
  • Hedon CC – 19 George Street, Hedon, HU12 8JH. 01482 899962
  • Hessle CC – The Hourne, Eastgate, Hessle, HU13 9LJ. 01482 629085
  • Hornsea CC – Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW. 01964 537160
  • Kingsway (Goole) CC – Fountayne Street, Goole, DN14 5HQ. 01405 761287
  • Marshlands (Goole) CC – Hall Road, Goole, DN14 5UE. 01405 762614
  • Market Weighton CC – Princess Road, Market Weighton, YO43 3BY. 01430 874090
  • Pocklington CC – Woldgate College, Kilnwick Road, Pocklington, YO42 2LL. 01759 307154
  • Withernsea CC – Withernsea High School, Hull Road, HU19 2EQ. 01964 612618

East Riding Health Visitors and School Nurses- ISPHNs

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 – The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity

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

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

Fatima Allam Birth Centre

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.

Fertility Group Hull & East Riding

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 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

FISH – Family Information Service Hub, East Riding

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 –

30 hours leaflet

Fitmums & Friends – In the Pink Support Scheme

Fitmums & Friends – support to be more active. Want to be more active? Need a helping hand to get started? Fitmums & Friends can help. Fitmums & Friends offers fitness walking, running, buggy and cycling sessions across Hull and East Yorkshire. Our sessions are friendly and fun, and support all abilities, from beginners to those who already exercise more regularly. Everyone is welcome – no need to be a mum or fit – men are welcome too and all ages (over 16 years).

If you’d like a helping hand to get to your first sessions, we can:

  • Arrange a chat with one of our volunteers, on the phone or via Zoom, to put you at ease before you come to a session.
  • Meet you outside a club session so that you have someone to walk in with.
  • Put you in touch with one of our In the Pink volunteers who will explore how we can best support you and attend up to three Fitmums & Friends sessions with you.
  • Offer financial support through the Mike Barlow Memorial Fund. All you need to do is get in touch – email Vickie ( or call her on 07988 670030, or visit our website here,

FLS Cottingham – English Course for Adults

This course is designed to help native speakers of English overcome problems they may have with spoken and written English.

It covers punctuation, spelling, grammatical terminology and common errors when writing, for example the use of the apostrophe. Differences between the following pairs of words are discussed: affect and effect, practice and practise, sat and sitting, stationary and stationery, their and there, who’s and whose, your and you’re, it’s and its…and the list goes on.

With many years’ combined teaching experience, Ray Stow and his team aim to provide thoroughly researched and specialist material, tailored to suit individual needs. All generic teaching materials have been written by him and thereafter materials are produced for the specific individual or group.

Ray Stow is a former school Head of Modern Languages Department and Senior Sixth Form Tutor. His company was established over 30 years ago and the English Grammar Course has been delivered successfully to a number of private individuals and companies.

For details contact Ray on 01482 840606 or 07795164843, email

Food for Thought

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 twice a week to help people to become more active. Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm. If you’d like more information, please call 01482 780908 or email or

Hull Kingston Rovers, Craven Park, Hull.

Good Egg Car Safety – Car Seats

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.

Good Place Therapies – Saturday Fun Days

Hosted by Good Place Therapies: Inclusive fun club for ages 6-14 years in Elloughton, differentiated activities to suit all ages and needs. Promoting positive mental health through crafts and play.

Last Saturday of the month, drop off 10am, pick up 1pm. £25pp. To book a place call 07538 018630, email

St Marys Hall, Elloughton, HU15 1JF.

Growbaby Hull

The aim of Growbaby is to provide good quality baby clothes and equipment (0 – 5 years), completely free of charge, regardless of income, faith or background. It has been launched by Hull Vineyard
If you are a parent with under 5s we’d love to help you in any way we can. You can contact us directly by ringing 01482 300 173 or by filling in the following form

Happy Hands – Deaf Parent & Children Group

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.

HCUK Training – Skills Support for the Unemployed

School runs, family commitments or access concerns stopping you getting into work? Then call SSU today. Our team will support you with recognised training and valuable work placements to suit your situation. Call Mark on 01482 598951 or email to find out more.

HENRY – Free Parenting courses

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.

For more information about September 2021 classes, please call Sammi on 01482 828901, or Audrey on 07926075650 or you can email

For latest days and venues and to book a free place (or contact your Children’s Centre direct), or go to

Home Start

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 –

  • Reduce family isolation and increase social support networks
  • Strengthen parent-child relationships
  • Improve parents physical and emotional health
  • Develop and improve parenting skills
  • Improve the home environment
  • Improve children’s health, well being and development
  • Increase access to health, education and community services

Find out more about the service provided in Hull by calling 0800 0686368 or visit

House of Light – Counselling for Post Natal Depression

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 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.

House of Light – Online Support Network

House of Light are offering a parents online support group. We feel what a great way in these difficult times , for parents to come together and support each other.
Our group meets EVERY WEDNESDAY 10.00 – 11.00am on Zoom. If you would like to join us, please send us an email to with your name, email address and telephone number.
Any further information  don’t hesitate to drop us a email.

Hull Children’s Centres

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 Acorns CC (includes Ings and Longhill Children’s Centres) – Nestor Grove, Bilton Grange HU9 4DB. 01482 708953
  • Lemon Tree CC (includes Bude and Dorchester Children’s Centres) – 2 Lothian Way, HU7 5DD. 01482 828901
  • Marfleet CC (includes Mersey and Estcourt Children’s Centres) – 348 Preston Rd, HU9 5HH. 01482 705333
  • Priory CC (includes Ainthorpe and Windmill Children’s Centres) – Priory Rd, HU5 5RU. 01482 305770
  • Park’s CC (McMillan Children’s Centre) – Courtway Rd, HU6 9TA. 01482 803978

The following Children’s Centres are run by voluntary organisations:

  • Fenchurch CC (includes Octogon, Bricknell and Marvel House Children’s Centres and are delivered by The Goodwin Development Trust) – Fenchurch St, HU5 1JF. 01482 497800
  • Little Stars CC (delivered by Child Dynamix) – 95 Preston Rd, HU9 3QB. 01482 790277
  • The Rainbow CC (delivered by Pickering and Newington Development Association) – Wheeler St, HU3 5QE. 01482 502466

hull childrens centres map

Hull & East Riding Sling Library

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 or visit her website here. 

Hull Women’s Aid

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.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

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.

In Our Place – Free Parenting Guides

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 and use the access code FREEDOM.

Kerry O’Neill – Sleep Nanny Consultant

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 Read Kerry’s Top Tips blog on Mumbler here.

Learn a Language with AT Languages

Learn a language in lockdown! AT Languages are based in Beverley but are delivering all language lessons online currently via Zoom, Skype or Google Meets. We offer French, Russian and English as a foreign language tuition catering for a range of levels from beginner to advanced, children and adults.

Start with a free trial lesson, with no obligation to book a course of lessons.

Highly qualified and experienced tutors teaching on a one-to-one basis or in small groups of up to four people.

The founder of AT languages, Anastasija, is a trained secondary school teacher as well as an English as a Foreign Language tutor. She has successfully taught primary and secondary school children, GCSE French and Russian students, A-level French students, adults in business settings and overseas students coming to study in the UK. She has taught in France and in the UK, one-to-one and in groups and is well-versed in teaching online through Zoom, Skype or Google Meets. She enjoys developing her own teaching resources and establishing a friendly and supportive atmosphere in her lessons, tailored to the level and needs of each of her students.

Contact us on 07949621475, Salut et merci! Спасибо и до встречи!

Lets Talk – Depression & Anxiety Services Hull

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

Local Maternity System Information Website

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.


Milk & Therapy 

960a Anlaby Road, Hull, HU4 6AH.
A unique centre based in West Hull offering infant feeding support, gentle sleep workshops, reflux and allergy support Cranial Sacro Fascial Therapy for infants and children. Also featuring a drop in weigh in clinic, nursing supplies such as breast pumps, bras and more.

Nurse & Natter Breastfeeding Group

A lovely free group to meet fellow feeding mums, swap parenting stories or access information and support.

Tuesday 1.00-2.00 at Hessle Community Centre.

Please email Lindsay on for more information.

P.A.U.L for Brain Recovery

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 one-to-one support sessions offering bespoke, person-centred activities to aid each person’s unique brain recovery journey.
  • Giving our brain-injured friends the opportunity to socialise in inspirational environments.
  • Providing support and funding to help people get back into education and work.
  • Working with partner agencies to provide work experience and volunteer opportunities.
  • Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices that aid brain recovery.
  • Sourcing specialist, professional services to facilitate recovery, including: aqua therapy, anger management, neurological physiotherapy, benefits advice and speech therapy.
  • Offering family support sessions to help with the huge strain that brain injury puts on the whole family unit.

For more information please visit their website here, email them on or call 01482 620229. Find them at Wilberforce Health Centre
6-10 Story Street, Hull, HU1 3SA

Preston Road Women’s Centre

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.

Recycling Family Waste Hull & East Riding for Kicks Count

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.

Relax Kids Hull and East Riding

Relax Kids Hull & East Riding 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, helping children and families understand emotion, the brain and how to manage big feelings and challenges in life.

We now have groups for 4-6 year olds and 7-11 year olds. Groups must be block booked as the programme follows on each week enabling the children to build their knowledge and understanding and their relationships in the group.  Group numbers are limited to 10 to ensure everyone feels seen and heard. 4-6 year olds MUST have an adult stay with them.  We feel this helps embed the learning and allows this to be continued at home.
Wednesdays at Lady of Lourdes Church, Swanland Road, Hessle (hall at the back) – 4.30-5.20 for 4-6 year olds, 5.30-6.30 for 7-11 year olds.
Booking is essential. Courses are £40 for the 6 week block. Bookings can be made by contacting me via the facebook page, telephone 07900920583 or email 

Single Parent Project

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.

For more info on the Single Parent Project contact the Goodwin Team on 01482 485958 or email /

Talking about Loss

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:

Tired Little Teddy Bears

Are you struggling with your little one’s sleep? Are they fighting bedtime? Waking in the night? Up early? Not napping? Are you exhausted? I can help!

I offer proven, gentle and responsive solutions to support you and your child’s sleep with NO controlled crying or crying it out involved. You can absolutely have the sleep you want, whilst still responding to your child’s needs!

I am an OCN Level 6 (Degree Level) qualified Holistic Sleep Consultant and mom of one, based in East Yorkshire, but work with families across the country. For a free initial chat about your sleep situation, you can contact me at or on 07817922603.

Young Women’s Trust

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.