Support for Families

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At Light we know that being a parent is not always easy and that we may all sometimes need support.

Light’s peer support groups & 1:1 sessions offer a safe and friendly place for you to come and feel supported by our trained staff, volunteers and to meet other experiencing similar things to yourself.

Support Groups and One to One Sessions

We understand that coming to a group, especially for the first time, can be difficult for many people. Our small, informal groups are facilitated by trained staff & volunteers who are always there to offer peer support.

If you don’t feel that group is for you at the moment, we can offer other forms of support. This could be one to one support via videocall, telephone, text or email. We also offer access to our online forum where you can log on and chat to other parents, share experiences and offer support and tips.

For further information or any questions about our support groups please email contactus@lightpeersupport.org.uk

Face to Face Support

Light offers face to face support from trained peer volunteers and staff.

Our current plan for groups is;

Mondays 1.30pm-2.30pm Aughton Early Years Centre, Rotherham. 

Tuesdays 10.30am-11.30am Bentley Family Hub, Doncaster.
Wednesdays Drop-In sessions, Knowle House, Sheffield. 10am-12noon All parents & 12.30noon-2pm Pregnant parents.
Friday – 9.30am-11.30am  Rossington Doncaster.

Friday – 10am -11am Primrose Sheffield.

Spaces are limited for groups and need to be booked beforehand.

Our virtual peer support groups currently are; Mondays 6pm & Thursdays 11am.

Please get in touch for more information or to come along to group contactus@lightpeersupport.org.uk.

For more on the benefits of peer support for women with post natal depression, please see the Research section of the Light web site.

Telephone and email

Our volunteers and staff can provide text, telephone and email support to parents. We can offer information and signposting to other resources, or just a listening ear. Please contact us if you feel like you need to talk to someone.

Counselling Service

Light offers a free Counselling Service to parents already engaged with Light support.

Light provide supervised counselling placements to 4th year Therapeutic Counselling students who offer free counselling sessions as part of their final year of study.  Sessions are 50 minutes long and are held at the Light offices, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE.

For more information please contact Light on 0114 438 8962 or contactus@lightpeersupport.org.uk

Support for Partners

We know that partners suffer too and our 1:1 support is available to any partner struggling during pregnancy or after the baby is born. Light can help support you if you are experiencing anxiety, depression or finding it difficult to support your partner. Please get in touch with us to find out more 0114 438 8962 or contactus@lightpeersupport.org.uk