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perinatal & parental

Renew 169 Wellbeing Café, Towcester

Renew 169 Wellbeing Café offers a quiet space where it is okay not to be okay.  It is a safe space where people with emotional and mental health difficulties are welcomed, with an aim to reduce loneliness and isolation.  Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome and someone to listen.  Attendees have the opportunity to take part in activities, based on the `5 Ways to Wellbeing’.

Open Monday to Wednesday 10am – 3pm, no appointment required.  169 Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6BX

Tuesday 12pm – 1pm Carers Supporting Carers

renew169 Wellbeing Café | Towcester, England


National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

NCT provide evidence-based information, signposting and access to support services to expectant and new parents through their website.

Antenatal and postnatal courses delivered by skilled practitioners, a range of free community-based activities and breastfeeding and infant feeding advice.

Support line 0300 330 0700

The UK's leading charity for parents | NCT


Northamptonshire Children’s Trust

Northamptonshire Children’s Trust ​is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in November 2020. Our responsibility is to deliver children's social care and targeted early help services on behalf of North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council.

Our teams across all of our front-line children and families support services will listen to your concerns and offer information, advice, and signposting to services that may be able to help.

If you are worried or concerned about something that has happened to you, a friend or someone you know, please call us on 0300 126 7000.

Welcome to Northamptonshire Children's Trust (


Towcester Children’s Centre

Children's centres in Northamptonshire offer information, advice, and activities to all local families 0-19 years-old.
Health services, such as ante-natal support and post-natal support (from midwives), and scans from health visitors can also be accessed in children's centres.Riverside Centre, Islington Road, Towcester NN12 6AU 

Tel: 01604 362500


Northamptonshire and Brackley MIND

Mind offer mental health services including crisis support, counselling, one to one support, group and peer support and wellbeing courses.  More information can be found on the website. 

Home | NorthamptonshireMind

Tel: 01604 634310, Email:


Home Start West Northamptonshire

Home-Start in West Northamptonshire is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under five years of age and living in the Borough of West Northamptonshire. 

Home Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.

Our support is informal, friendly, and confidential; delivered through carefully selected and prepared volunteers, who are parents themselves. Home-Start believes that children need a happy and secure childhood and that parents play a crucial role in giving their children a good start in life, helping them achieve their full potential. 

Home Start Daventy and South Northants Tel: 01327 353139, Email:


Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust – Children’s Resource Website

We aim to give you more information that will be useful to you and to your family. Here you will find information, both local to our service and more national information.

You can also contact our 0-19 Admin Hub via the Live Chat tool or via the telephone 0800 170 7055

Children's resources, tips and advice hub | NHFT


Gingerbread Society

Support for single parents through group sessions, webchat advice, local groups, and information pages. 

Helpline contact 0808 802 0925 

Home | Gingerbread


Association for Post Natal Illness

The APNI is the leading organisation in its field. It is a charity offering support to anyone suffering from or affected by post-natal illness, including partners, family/friends.

Tel: 0207 386 0868 Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm or use the chat box on their website.

APNI - Association for Post-Natal Illness | Post Natal Depression


PANDAS Foundation

PANDAS offer hope, empathy and support for every parent or network affected by perinatal mental illness.

They have a team of trained and dedicated volunteers, many or whom are studying and/or working within healthcare, midwifery or health services.

Free Helpline open 7 days per week, 11am – 10pm. 0808 1961 776

WhatsApp, Email and online support available.

Home – PANDAS Foundation UK



Cry-sis is the only UK charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleep problems.  

Cry-sis Helpline 0800 448 0737 9am – 10pm 7 days/week

Support For Crying And Sleepless Babies | Cry-sis


National Breastfeeding Helpline

The National Breastfeeding helpline offers friendly, non-judgemental, independent, evidence-based breastfeeding support and information to anyone in the UK who needs it.

Helpline 0300 100 0212 9.30am – 9.30pm every day of the year.

National Breastfeeding Helpline – Helpline


Action for Children

Action for Children offer parenting help and guidance in person and through their online services.

Parenting programmes

Free and confidential 1:1 Chat through Parent Talk.

Action For Children | Children's charity | For safe and happy childhoods


NHS Services for New Parents

Information for new parents including registering your baby with a GP, child health clinics, local advice centres and support groups.

Links to other services and support for new parents.

Services and support for parents - NHS (


Family Lives

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline for families in England and Wales (formerly called Parentline).  

Call on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life.  Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm, weekends 10am – 3pm. If you don’t get an answer first time then please try again.

Parenting and Family Support - Family Lives (Parentline Plus) | Family Lives


The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.

Bereavement Helpline 0808 802 6868.  Open Weekends and Public Holidays 6pm – 10pm

The Lullaby Trust - Safer sleep for babies, Support for families


Little Lullaby

Little Lullaby was created in response to the increased risk of babies born to mums under 20 dying of sudden infant death syndrome. Babies born to mothers below the age of 20 are four times more likely to die from SIDS.

Little Lullaby is an online support community for young parents and parents-to-be. 

Chat, tell your story and share advice with other young mums and dads through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Young parents support network by young mums and dads | Little Lullaby


Action on Postpartum Pyschosis

Action on Postpartum Psychosis is the national charity for women and families affected by postpartum psychosis (PP). PP is a severe mental illness which begins suddenly following childbirth.

For general enquiries telephone 020 33229900

Action on Postpartum Psychosis | National charity supporting women and families affected by postpartum psychosis (

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