West Lancashire children and family wellbeing services
Due to Coronavirus our centres are temporarily closed. However we are running lots of groups and courses remotely via ZOOM.
If you would like to speak to us for more information, advice or support please still call us on the numbers below.
Southway Neighbourhood Centre
Tel: 01695 651350
Grove Neighbourhood Centre
Tel: 01772 539680
Skelmersdale Park Children and Family Wellbeing Services
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.
If you feel that you would benefit from baby massage (6 weeks to crawling), please contact your local centre.
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.
Under 5s provision
We are delivering our virtual speech and language group Chatterbox via Zoom. 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.
Please contact us for more information.
Wednesday 10.30am - 11.30am
We are developing a virtual baby club session for parents/ carers and babies under 1 year. There will be lots of support, advice and fun activities for you to do with baby.
Thursday 10.30am -11.30am
Our virtual parent and toddler group is aimed at children 2-4yrs of age.
These sessions will be delivered via Zoom and will include singing, stories, arts and crafts and other fun activities you and your child can join along with.
Nurture groups - No Worries, Fearless, Hello Happy and Keep Calm
Our nurture groups engage children in activities that help them to recognise feelings and emotions, understand them, learn how to express them positively and understand the affects their emotions can have on those around them. The sessions build self esteem, confidence and resilience in children. Our experienced staff team will deliver live sessions via Zoom, it will be fun and interactive, we will be delivering this weekly.
Support for primary children
Short course for key stage 2 children (ages 7 to 11), managing emotions. Please contact us for dates and times.
Contact 01704 539680.
No Worries Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm
Fearless Monday 4pm-5.30pm
A course for those who struggle with anxiety and confidence using activities to combat stress, work out worries and put anxiety back in its place.
Thursday 5pm - 6pm
Bitesize group for 11 years+, anxious about returning to normality after lockdown.
Starting week of 30 November 2020, 4pm-5pm, day of the week to be confirmed.
Triple P - parenting
This is a programme that doesn’t tell you how to parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need, you choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you. We will deliver weekly live Zoom sessions specifically for families with children in certain age bands, so that the content is relevant to everyone in the group. The Zoom version of the course is an abbreviated version, most suited to parents who feel they need support asap. Full versions of the course will run in the future once we are able to arrange face to face group sessions.
Triple P Group - Children 2-11yrs
Times and days vary
Triple P Teens - Children 11-16yrs
Times and days vary
Please note: Triple P cannot take starters after the first session date due to the content following a set format. Referrals received after the start dates will be added to the waiting list for the next available course.
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.
Referral and bookings are now being taken for future courses. To register interest in the next course, please contact us.
Healthy Start vitamins
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.