We’re recruiting: volunteers

Light Sheffield is a peer-support charity that supports mums with postnatal depression and other mental illness around childbirth.  This is a great opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Approximately one thousand women in Sheffield suffer from depression or anxiety relating to childbirth every year.

Could you use your own experience of postnatal depression or anxiety to offer much needed peer support to these mums and their families?

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Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help facilitate a peer support group in Sheffield, Rotherham or Doncaster, or be a ‘buddy’ for a family, and make a difference?

If so we’d love to hear from you – please contact Ellie or Josanne on [email protected] or call us 0114 438 8962



Group Cancelled

Unfortunately the group at Shortbrook Family Center will not be running today, Friday 3rd January.

There is a Light peer support group suitable for pregnant women and women up to 2years postnatal at First Start Family Center, 441 Firth Park Road, S5 6HH from 1pm-2:30pm, no need to book a place just pop along have have a chat with us in a warm and caring enviroment.

Contacting Light over Christmas

We would like to wish all our families a happy and restful Christmas!

Over the festive period we will be running a limited service, please leave a message on our phone lines or email contact[email protected] and we will endeavour to return your call as soon as possible.

If you feel you need more urgent support please contact your out of hours GP or 111, other organisations that can help:

Rethink Mental Illness 0808 801 0440
Samaritans 116 123
Sheffield Duty Crisis Team 0114 2263636

Online support can be accessed from the organisations below:
Elefriends is a really supportive online community where you can be yourself, share and be heard. There is someone on hand to speak to you every night till midnight
Samaritans are available to talk 24/7 about whatever is on your mind.

Our office and groups will be resuming normal service from the 2nd January!

From everyone at Light we wish you all a lovely and peaceful Christmas!

Light House Drop in

Light peer support will holding a drop in every Tuesday between 10am-12noon at the Light main office, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE.

Pop along at any time during the session and have a chat with one our lovely peer support workers and have a cuppa. This session is suitable for any pregnant women or up to 2 years postnatal, you are welcome to bring your baby with you.

Primrose Group Closure

Light peer  support group will not be running at Primrose Family Centre on Wednesday 27th November, an alternative drop in session will be held at The Light House, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE between 10am-12noon.

Come along to our next ‘men-tale-health drop-in’ session 4th September

Next Wednesday – Men-tale health drop-in session:

– For any Dad who is struggling, or who would like help in supporting their partner
– Chat with Light volunteer Ian, to share in experiences and battles that you are facing or have overcome
– Wednesday 26th June, 4-5pm
– @ Light, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, S2 3QE
– Because Dads matter, and sometimes we all need a safe space to talk with others who get it
Drop us an email to contact [email protected] so we have an idea of numbers

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