Support and Services Halifax & Calderdale

Parenting Groups

Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network

Mums who are breastfeeding may, at times, need some extra help and support and that is where the Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network can help.

The network is made up of women who have breastfed their own children and who work as volunteers alongside other health professionals to offer support to breastfeeding mums.

All Peer Supporters have received training and can offer information during pregnancy and friendly, non-judgemental support after baby’s birth.

A Peer Supporter can offer you:

  • Time in which to give any help you need with breastfeeding
  • Help in getting the baby latched on properly
  • More information about breastfeeding difficulties and how to overcome them
  • Telephone support to any breastfeeding woman
  • Social networking, befriending and contact with other breastfeeding women
  • Support at local breastfeeding groups
  • Support at Baby Café, Children’s Centre groups, antenatal clinics and hospitals.

Calderdale Breastfeeding Support Network: 07920 466660, or email


Family Support Advice Session

Meet an experienced Family Support Worker for support, advice, information and ideas in all aspects of parenting. By appointment only. Central Street School, Fridays, 12.30pm – 1.45pm.

Family Voice Calderdale

A forum for parents and carers of children and young people (from pre-school to 25) with additional needs in Calderdale.

It meets monthly and hosts events, is part of decision-making groups and attends regional meetings of parent carer forums in Yorkshire and Humberside.

  • For more information, call 01422 343 090.

Halifax Opportunities Trust Dads Group

Fun activities for babies, children and their dads, male carers, granddads, uncles or step dads.

Meet-ups are the third Saturday of the month at Halifax Fire Station, Skircoat Moor Road, 10am-noon.

  • For more information call 01422 434971 or 01706 399970.

La Leche League

Friendly and effective mum-to-mum support for breastfeeding. You don’t have to be having problems to attend the monthly meetings – although they always get priority – bring your triumphs too and help support other mums!

Come if you’re pregnant or preparing for motherhood, a new mum, an experienced mum or a mum’s support person. Older siblings welcome.

£1 per meeting donation appreciated, and a snack to share wherever possible.

To confirm dates or if you have an issue that can’t wait, call Rebecca on 01706 433 712 or Ellen on 01422 844 314 or email

La Leche League Calderdale. Machpelah House, Hebden Bridge. Last Friday of the month, 10am-12pm.


Unique Ways

A parent-led charity supporting families with disabled children in Calderdale.

Membership is free for families with children and young people with additional need.

  • For information, help or support with individual issues, call 01422 343090.