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Breastfeeding Support Drop-in, Skipton

Meet other parents, discussions about breastfeeding, fresh juices available.

Skipton CC

Thursday 1- 2 pm.

Also at South Craven CC 11.30 am -12.30 pm

Gingerbread Single Parent Support Group

Healthy Choices Clinic, Skipton

Healthy Choices is a free, confidential 12-week programme to support children and young people
(5-19) to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We explore together how to eat healthily without breaking the bank; fun, free ways to stay active; and support you to make positive changes to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Contact for details/referrals and information:
Jenny Thompson, Healthy Lifestyle Advisor,
01609 798200/ 07890 586960.


Ilkley PANDAS Support group is a peer support group that supports people who are going through perinatal mental health illness such as antenatal depression, postnatal depression, ante and postnatal anxiety, Postnatal OCD, birth trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and everything in between.

We meet every fourth Friday of the month and for more info please see our Facebook page.
We meet at St. John’s Church, Ben Rhydding, LS29 8PN from
9:30-11: 30 am every fourth Friday of each month.

You don’t need a diagnosis but we encourage people to seek further help from their GP or specialist nurse whenever necessary.


We are a very relaxed and friendly group where we have toys and light refreshments for your little ones, a friendly listening ear for you and a hot cuppa. Herbal or otherwise and always plenty of cake! If you would like any more information please don’t hesitate to contact us. email

(We have just changed our email address from to, there are leaflets with the old email address, emails will be answered from either account.)

Ilkley PANDAS is people-centred and a non-clinical setting, where people are free to talk without fear of judgement.

Affiliated with the National Charity PANDAS foundation which also offers support in the forms of a helpline, email support and an online community. More information can be found here:

Ilkley PANDAS support group is not a crisis service and if you need crisis support we would advise you to call your crisis team or 999.

*****If you are a healthcare professional or trainee and you either want to volunteer or gain work experience then please email your current DBS to to apply. Thank you. *****

La Leche League Cafe

La Leche League Cafe, Breastfeeding support group.

First Friday of each month 10.00-12 noon.

The group is run by La Leche volunteers. Topics covered in the group include the advantages of breastfeeding, childbirth and the new baby at home, the art of breastfeeding and overcoming difficulties, nutrition and weaning. Expectant mothers & new mothers welcome. Pram access via the entrance on Riddings Road.

Lower Hall, Ilkley Methodist Church Hall (Christchurch), The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9LW


Leeds Baby Bank

It is our mission to support families in and around the Leeds area who are in need of urgent baby essentials such as Nappies, Wipes and Infant Formula. We also support Leeds families by sourcing baby equipment and clothes.
We always need donations of nappies, wipes, baby formula, baby food and baby equipment. Because no baby should go without!

Separated or Single Mums Group by ParentingSuccess – Yorkshire

This group is for mum’s who are single parents, separated, or divorced with children of any age. It can also be if you feel due to your partner’s travelling, work-schedule that you parent primarily alone.

These sessions are confidential and non-judgmental so you will feel safe and can freely speak your mind, feelings and thoughts without feeling blame, shame or guilt!

Outside the Box Cafe, has a lovely play area for children should you want or need to bring your children with you.

Outside The Box Cafe, 2 Bridge Lane, Ilkley, LS29 9HN

Call Anisa 07792176888 for more details.

Support group for parent’s caring for children/young people with additional needs

(4th Wednesday in the month)

South Craven Sparkle Group. Come along to chat to other parent’s experiencing similar issues.
Maybe you need to find out more about options for nursery/school, relevant financial support etc.
Support / signposting available to relevant services, support managing family life.
Parents with under 5’s welcome 2.15pm – 3.00pm when resources will be available for play session
All welcome.
For more details contact Sarah Williams on
07730512742 or Or
contact Lauren Ellis on 07811474518.

South Craven CC