Details of Midwife/Health Visitor Drops ins, Children’s Centres, Early Help Hubs and support for your Mental Wellbeing.

Does your little one wake frequently in the night? 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 know exactly how you feel – when I had my little boy, I knew I’d be sleep deprived, but I didn’t realise quite how exhausted I’d be.

Eventually, my husband and I decided we needed to do something about it, but really didn’t know what the best thing to do was, or how we’d summon up the energy to do it!

 I avoided “sleep-training” for a long time because I thought it would mean leaving my child to cry, which I wasn’t prepared to do, then a friend recommended the Sleep Nanny method, which is a gentle and gradual approach, designed to maintain a secure attachment between the child and parent…I was sceptical to start with, but we quickly saw results and went from bouncing our little boy to sleep for hours at a time, to all of us getting a good, restful and restorative night’s sleep.

Since then I’ve become passionate about children’s sleep, so I trained with the Sleep Nanny and have been helping sleep-deprived families ever since!

Visit my website or Facebook page for more information

 For a free 15 minute chat about any sleep challenges your child may be facing, help is here.

Our Turning Point Talking Therapies service provide quick and easy access to a range psychological therapies – so you can get the help you need, when you need it. If you are feeling down, worried, depressed or anxious – our wellbeing practitioners could help, get in touch at: or via social media for more information.


01924 234860
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Antenatal Advice (drop-in)

Monday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunbeam Children’s Centre, Lupset, WF2 8RH

Please call the centre before setting off to ensure the time hasn’t altered


01924 302333

Antenatal Class, Wakefield WF1 3

Mondays (first two of every month) 6:30-8:30pm

@Pinmoor Children’s Centre

Evening antenatal class if you would like to learn more about what will happen during Labour and in baby’s first weeks.

To book a place and to find out more information please contact your Community Midwife.



FAB Peer Support Community Sessions

In Wakefield, we are really lucky to have the support of F.A.B. & all their infant feeding peer supporters!


The below information lists all of the locations that infant feeding peer supporters are available to offer support and information to help with your breastfeeding. Please note some of these sessions are term time only and occasionally we do have to change times and venues so we recommend that you speak to FAB to check dates and timings before setting out to avoid any disappointment.


If you can’t make one of these sessions, please remember that the FAB 24hr Breastfeeding Helpline is 01924 851901 and there is a really friendly & supportive facebook group



Useful contacts
Families and Babies 24hr Breastfeeding Helpline – 01924 851901
Pinderfields Maternity Unit – 01924 541 689
The Breastfeeding Network – 0300 100 0210
La Leche League – 0845 120 2918
National Childbirth Trust – 0300 330 0771
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers – 0300 330 5453

Perinatal Mental Health Community Services

This service provides specialist care for pregnant women and new mothers.  Pregnancy and childbirth is a uniquely vulnerable time for women where there is a substantially increased risk of developing an episode of mental illness – the most likely time in a woman’s life.  This service improves access to appropriate specialist interventions from specially trained staff.

The service is for women who are experiencing more severe mental health needs and can be accessed by referral from your GP or health professional.

For women with mild to moderate needs they can self-refer to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) provided by Turning Point Talking Therapies.  Contact details below:

  • Tel:  01924 234 860
  • Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 8.00pm
  • Saturday between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm
  • Sunday between 10.00 am and 4.30 pm
  • Complete the online referral form and you will be contacted where possible within 48 hours