West Lancashire children and family wellbeing services

Centre details

Southway Neighbourhood Centre
Tel: 01695 651350

Grove Neighbourhood Centre
Station Approach
L40 0RZ
Tel: 01772 539680

Skelmersdale Park Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Barnes Road
Tel: 01695 654099

Eavesdale Children and Family Wellbeing Services
Tel: 01695 654055

Group updates and where to go for more information

Your midwife is still seeing you at the times expected, they will arrange appointments with you, may be in your home or at the hospital. If you have any concerns around your antenatal care, appointments or just need advice call the numbers on your letter.

During this difficult time our health partners are not undertaking well baby clinics in the community. Should you have a concern about the weight of your baby please call the duty health visitor. This number can be found in your baby’s red book.

Our partners at Virgin Care are not currently undertaking development checks in our centres.

If you have any concerns about the development milestones of your child please call the duty health visitor.

The number will be in your child's red book.

Volunteer led support is still available by telephone 01254 772929 and there are also Zoom support groups.

More information on the FAB website.

Under 5s provision

Running at our Eavesdale and Grove Neighbourhood centres.

For any further information, support for your family or to register interest, book a place or get an invite to a group call or email us on:

We are developing our Baby and You group for parents/ carers and babies under 1 year. There will be lots of support, advice and fun activities for you to do with baby.

Our parent and toddler group is aimed at children 1 to 3 years of age.

These sessions will be delivered in centre and will include singing, stories, arts and crafts and other fun activities you and your child can join in with.

Our Chatterbox speech and language group is now back and running. If your child is aged 2 years+, you have concerns and feel your child might benefit from speech and language support this session might be perfect for you.

Nurture groups

Emotional health and wellbeing groups for primary aged children.

For children aged 8 to 11 years who may struggle with worries.

During the sessions, children use a creative activity book to work out worries, combat stress and put anxiety in its place. The group also aims to build self-confidence and self-esteem.

For children aged 8 to 11 years, who may struggle with anger.

During the sessions, children use a creative activity book to learn about anger, negative emotions and learn strategies to help manage frustration and anger.

Be Me is our group for 8 to 11 year olds where they can learn social skills, relationship building and gain confidence.

Activities include arts, crafts, sports and games. Be Me provides a safe space for children to learn, interact and form friendships.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Running at our Eavesdale and Grove Neighbourhood centres.

Meet parents and professionals for advice/support. Monthly Zoom sessions.

Youth programme

SEND Nurture based group for 12 to 19 years, Friday at the Southway Neighbourhood Centre (Zone).

11 years+, Wednesday evenings. Please contact us for more information and to apply.

6 week programme, for children aged 12 years+, to support them to understand what anxiety is and to develop strategies to manage it.

A safe environment providing an opportunity for young people to meet and establish new and existing relationships with their peers.

The age range for the groups is 11 (secondary school) to 19 years.

Friday evenings, 6.45pm to 9pm at the Southway Neighbourhood Centre (Zone), no need to book.

Email: westlancs.TYS@lancashire.gov.uk for more information.

Triple P - parenting

This programme does not tell you how to parent, it gives you a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need and the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.

We will deliver weekly sessions specifically for families with children in certain age bands, so that the content is relevant to everyone in the group. The course will run in a combination of groups, zoom and occasional twilight sessions.

Triple P Group - Children 2-11yrs
Triple P Teens - Children 11-16yrs

Adult support - Freedom Programme

A supportive course for women, to increase their self confidence, to feel empowered and make positive changes in their lives and relationships.

Our groups on Zoom or in centre, will provide a safe space for women to come together to share experiences, learn about keeping safe, how relationships impact on children and promoting positive wellbeing.

Closed group, referral only. For more information and referrals please contact us.

Healthy Start vitamins

Wednesday 9.30-12.30

Southway Neighbourhood Centre.

If you are an expectant mum or have a child under 5 years old and are entitled to free Healthy Start vitamins, please bring your voucher with you.

Virtual groups via Zoom

To take part in any of our virtual groups and courses you will need a Zoom account and an email address.

You will need to set this account up before accessing the group.

To book on please ring 01695 651350.

Once we have spoken to you, we will email you an invite into the group.

Please be assured we have lots of systems in place to safeguard you and your children.