Launch of our Dudley Family Hub Peer Support Programme

April 16, 2024
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Published by Dudley CVS
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We are excited to share the launch of our Dudley Family Hub Peer Support Programme.

Dudley Council have commissioned Dudley CVS as part of the Start For Life Programme and Family Hub Network to deliver on the development of a new peer support offer for parents and caregivers in Dudley.

Peer support is the gathering of a community to offer support around a particular experience. In Dudley we are partnering with both the not-for-profit sector and Family Hubs to offer peer support groups for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Groups have been identified across Dudley to ensure that there is something for everyone. This ensures there is opportunity for parents and caregivers to access this offer locally. We also recognise that some parents face unique challenges. As such there are themed groups that can offer specific support this includes SEND, dads, adoptive parents and young parents.

View the interactive map, to find the right group for you.

Learn more about the Dudley Family Hub Peer Support Programme by visiting:

https://www.dudleycvs.org.uk/peersupport


A full list of peer support groups can be found here:

Online:

  • New Baby Network –  Online – 28th April (monthly) 11:30am – The project will provide support for anyone pregnant or with a child under 2 who is either Neurodivergent themselves or has a Neurodivergent child.
  • New Baby Network – Online Group – 22nd April 7pm; 29th April 7pm; 6th May 7pm; 13th May 7pm – These sessions are for all families who feel they would benefit from being in LGBTQ+ space.
  • Real Mama Tribe – Online – Connect with a range of peer support offers and a community for Mamas in Dudley: Real Mama Tribe | Instagram, Facebook | Linktree

Dudley Central:

  • CHADD – 22-31 Westley Street, Dudley, DY1 1TS – 01384 456465 – Monthly group sessions and weekly one-to-one peer support.
  • Generation Impact – Roseland Community Centre, Watsons Green Road, Dudley DY2 7LJ – Tuesdays 10am-11:30am – 07480 753610 – Come along to our relaxed classes to learn how to bond and communicate through massage and meet other parents and caregivers. No experience necessary.
  • Generation Impact – Meadow Road Youth Centre DY1 3JY – Thursdays 12:30pm-2pm – 07480 753610 – Come along to our relaxed classes to learn how to bond and communicate through massage and meet other parents and caregivers. No experience necessary.
  • Genesis Tutoring and Education Consultancy CIC – 75 King Street, Dudley, DY2 8QB – Thursdays: 10:30am-12pm – 01384 230707 – Knit and Natter play club.
  • Jasmine Road Community Gardens – 7nl, 23 Jasmine Road, Dudley, DY2 7NL.
  • Revival Fires – Revival Fires Coffee Shop, 117 Wolverhampton Street, Dudley, DY1 3AL – Wednesday: 9:00am-10:30am – 01384 239943 – Parents and Carers are invited to drop into the weekly themed sessions. A warm welcome for you to take a breath, have a cuppa and enjoy the company of others.
  • Time Step Dance – Woodside Methodist Church, Hallchurch Road, Dudley, DY2 0TQ – Fridays: 10-11.30am – 07703 793958 – Any child aged two and under.

Halesowen:

  • Advance Beyond CIC – 74 High Street, Halesowen, B63 3BA  – Tuesdays – FREE parent and carer emotional well-being workshops and drop-in surgeries which offer valuable support and resources for individuals navigating the challenges of parenting and caregiving.

Stourbridge:

  • Advance Beyond CIC – Stourbridge Family Hub, 5 Forge Road, Stourbridge DY8 1XF  – Mondays – FREE parent and carer emotional well-being workshops and drop-in surgeries which offer valuable support and resources for individuals navigating the challenges of parenting and caregiving.
  • Apni Zaroorat Community Network – The Source Youth Centre, Barnett Lane, Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 5PY – Saturdays 2:00pm 5:00pm; Thursdays: 10:00am-1:00pm –  07581 405203 – To improve the quality of life of women, young people and their families by reducing isolation, encouraging active participation and providing information and support.
  • Living Springs – Barratts Coppice Farmhouse/Bridgnorth Road, Stourbridge, DY7 6QY – Mondays, 10am – 01384 872817 – A wellbeing support group for the residents of Living Springs. This programme creates a safe and supportive space for residents to develop tools for self-management in a facilitated peer mentoring setting. If you are interested in volunteering please make contact.
  • Mom’s Mindful Hub – Garden Space, Stourbridge Family Hub, 5 Forge Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1XF. Thursday A Nature Group for babies aged 8 weeks to 13 months. Mini Mindful Explorers is a 6-week programme designed to support emotional well-being for both you and your little ones, whilst fostering a connection to the natural world. Come along and join us in a supportive space for open conversations, sensory play and Mindful/Happy Moments journaling.
  • Mom’s Mindful Hub – Maple Room, Stourbridge Family Hub, 5 Forge Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1XF. Monday 12:00pm to 2:00pm.  A safe, calming and inclusive space for parents and their children featuring activities such as a reading area, craft activities, sensory play, a baby area and a parents table where parents can take part in mindful activities. Each of our activities is designed to encourage mindful moments for parents and children alike, as well as enhancing Early Years development. During these sessions parents are able to have open conversations in a non-judgemental space where their children can play in a safe environment. Visit our Eventbrite page or follow the links on our Facebook @MomsMindfulHub to book your free place (donations gratefully welcomed but not compulsory).
  • Mom’s Mindful Hub – Hall, Stourbridge Family Hub, 5 Forge Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1XF. Last Monday of each month. Once a month in place of our Wellbeing Stay and Play, we will be holding workshops for parents/carers and children.  These workshops are designed to encourage mental wellness in parents and children alike.  Come along and get involved in activities such as laughter yoga, children’s mindfulness sessions, maternal mental health workshops, journaling, Mom and Me painting sessions and more!  Visit our Eventbrite page or follow the links on our Facebook @MomsMindfulHub to book your free place (donations gratefully welcomed but not compulsory).

Brierley Hill:

  • Generation Impact – Brierley Hill Library DY5 3ET – Monday 10am-11:30am – 07480 753610 – Come along to our relaxed classes to learn how to bond and communicate through massage and meet other parents and caregivers. No experience necessary.
  • Lions Boxing Club – Bull Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3RA – Monday-Friday 12:30pm-1:30pm – 01384 837528 – Dads’ Peer Support group – offering boxing and chats for dads.
  • Lions Boxing Club – Bull Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3RA – Thursday & Friday, 11-30am-12-30pm – 01384 837528 – Ladies & Babies class – A boxing class for Mums, where infants are welcome.
  • Mom’s Mindful Hub – Hawbush Community Gardens, 1 Bull Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3NQ.  Last Saturday of each month. This group is an extension of our popular Mindful Explorers Nature Stay and Play which takes place on Tuesdays. This monthly session will be for Dad’s/Male Carers on the last Saturday of the month. A space to connect with like-minded parents whilst taking part in nature-based activities such as mud kitchens and crafts. This group is supported by Mom’s Mindful Hub and co-produced by local Dad’s/Male Carers. This group is free to attend but we welcome donations towards the group, these donations are not compulsory to attend.
  • Real Mama Tribe – Coffee club, The Storehouse – Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm
    – Walk and Wander (May-October) weekly at various locations across Dudley
    – Chat & Play, weekly at various locations across Dudley
    – Crafty Mamas, monthly- various locations across Dudley and Sandwell
    – Playtime at the Care Home, monthly at Prestwood Coach House. Mothers of young children. A community group bridging an online and real-life community. We aim to combat loneliness in motherhood and support maternal wellbeing through our local events and our Facebook hub!
  • Team Pumpkin ABC – Unit 2 Old Bush Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 1UB – Weekly one hour session Friday morning, 9:30am-10:30am – 07480 842698 – One hour drop in session for Dad’s with children primarily aged up to two years. Come and have a chat with other Dad’s, share your experiences in a nice relaxed environment. You can either sit and chat or use the gym facilities.
  • Top Church Training – The Connect Project – 65A High Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3AB – Wednesday at 9am – 01384 262114 –  The Connect Project new Volunteering Programme.  Introducing a brand-new training programme, consisting of a Level 1 Induction programme, and a Level 2 portfolio which requires the completion of four mandatory modules and a choice of two (of currently four) optional modules. Sign up required contact tahira@topchurchtraining.co.uk

Dudley North:

  • Time Step Dance – Mary Dermott Memorial Hall, Gough Road, Coseley, WV14 8XS – Mondays: 1pm-2.30pm – 07703 793958 – Any child aged two and under.

Kingswinford

  • Brierley Hill Babybank – 8 Darwin House, The Dudley Innovation Centre, Second Avenue, Kingswinford, DY6 7YB – Moms Under 21 Group: Fridays 12:30pm-1:30pm.  Single Moms Group: Fridays 1:45pm-2:45pm.
    07930 073077 – An amazing sensory and soft playroom awaits those that feel peer-to-peer support could be of benefit to them during the first 1,001 days of your child’s life, helping to make friendships, process emotions and learn ways to cope whilst transitioning to parenthood.
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