Support and Services York

Parenting Courses

Congratulations! You and your children have almost made it to the end of this really difficult year. Now we just have to navigate the summer holidays…
September may seem a long way away, but it will come quickly, and if you would like to book a place on one of our courses to give you the chance to meet other parents, think about your relationship with your child(ren) and how you might like to change things, then do get in contact with me so that you are not disappointed.
The courses we have running are:

Handling Anger in the Family

Tuesday afternoons 12.45 to 2.45pm for 4 weeks
starting 28th September at
St. Mark’s Church, Howard Drive, Rawcliffe YO30 5UZ.
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Wednesday evenings 7.15 to 9pm for 4 weeks
starting 22nd September, online via Zoom.
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Thursday afternoons 12.45 to 2.45pm for 4 weeks
starting 23rd September, online via Zoom.
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Time Out for Parents – the Teenage Years:

Monday afternoons 12.45 to 2.45 for 5 weeks
starting 20th September at Cornerstone at St. Georges,
Millfield Lane, Osbaldwick YO10 3AL.
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Tuesday evenings 7.30 to 9.30pm for 5 weeks
starting 21st September at
The Gateway Centre, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ.
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Time Out for Parents – the Primary Years:

Thursday mornings 9.30 to 11.30am for 5 weeks
starting 23rd September at
The Gateway Centre, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ.
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Thursday evenings 7.15 to 9pm for 5 weeks
starting 23rd September, online via Zoom.
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To book a place or for further information please contact:
Helen Atkinson on 07393 147259 email
or you can find more information about our courses on our website

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And please pass the flyers on to any parents you think might be interested.

We also offer Reconnect, a 5 session couple to couple mentoring service, focusing on relationship skills to help you strengthen your couple relationship. For details contact Emma at

01904 421880
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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.


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Because NCT has nearly 60 years’ experience in supporting new mums and dads, you can rely on our range of courses to support you through pregnancy, birth and your new life as a parent.

All NCT courses are led by specially trained and experienced practitioners who understand what matters to new mums and dads. And don’t forget, every NCT course gives you the opportunity to meet other parents in your area.

In the NCT Signature antenatal course more than half of the course covers the birth of the baby, plus plenty of time to explore questions, hopes and anxieties in a safe and supportive space. Courses feature information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent, with content tailored to the needs of the small group taking part. The courses are usually 18 hours in length and include a dedicated session on breastfeeding and an information pack to take away with you.

Our NCT Essentials antenatal course is our newest course. It’s the shorter and most affordable antenatal course we offer. Every course follows the same, important six themes delivered over six 2-hour sessions. On this course parents will get practical information and emotional support for pregnancy, plus the knowledge and techniques to prepare for the birth of the baby. About half of this course covers important information to help care for the baby.

Everyone is welcome to pay by instalments and we offer discounts for parents in receipt of benefits or on lower incomes. Please request further information from the course organiser when you enquire about your course.

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CalmFamily offer workshops & private sessions to help you feel confident and calm in your parenting. Evidence based information along with respectful strategies help you to work with your child to make life happier and more peaceful. Together we can make life feel calmer and more rewarding for everyone.

T: 07943064853

Mini First Aid

2-hour first aid classes for parents/carers. We cover what to do in a first aid emergency. This includes CPR, choking, burns, breaks, bumps, bleeding, meningitis awareness and febrile seizures. Classes are relaxed and pre-crawling babies are welcome. Classes running both online and face to face and cost £25pp.

Mention Mumbler in the special requirements section for 20% off.

T: 07779590036

Parenting Courses

Being a mum, dad or carer is probably the hardest job there is. It is often pleasurable and rewarding, but there are also times when it can feel exhausting, stressful, frustrating and overwhelming. The added pressures of life today can sometimes make parenthood feel difficult and isolating.

Check out the website for a comprehensive list of resources and programmes available.

Various Venues

T: 01904 554444