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We’re recruiting: volunteers

Light Sheffield is a peer-support charity that supports mums with postnatal depression and other mental illness around childbirth.  This is a great opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Approximately one thousand women in Sheffield suffer from depression or anxiety relating to childbirth every year.

Could you use your own experience of postnatal depression or anxiety to offer much needed peer support to these mums and their families?

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Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help facilitate a peer support group in Sheffield, or be a ‘buddy’ for a family, and make a difference?

If so we’d love to hear from you – please contact Ellie or Gill on [email protected] or call us 0114 438 8962

 

 

Please Vote for Light

Please, please, please vote for us!!
Help us get to the finals of the Aviva Community Fund Awards. We need you to help us try to win funding to open a Light Family Counselling and Creche Centre to support more mums and their families across Sheffield.
By registering your details at the link below you will receive 10 votes to use to vote for the project of your choice – we would love you to give them to us!
https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/vot…/project/view/17-5745

Run the London Marathon 2018 for Light!

Have you always wanted to run the London Marathon? Would you like to help support Light raise much needed funds? We need YOU! Light has secured a charity place in the London Marathon 2018 and we would love to hear from you if you would like to run for us.

If you are interested all we ask is that you pledge to raise £1000 for us and submit a short description of why you’d like to run for Light (max 200 words). Please let us have this by Monday 16th October and we will be back in touch that week to let you know if you have been successful.

Then it would just be a case of getting those running shoes on and training hard for the world famous race on Sunday 22nd April 2018. In return we will do lots to promote and motivate you, keep you updated on how the money you raise will help those we support and provide you with a Light T-shirt and other goodies for the day.

Contact us for more information on 0114 438 8962 and send your submission to [email protected]

Thank you!

 

New Light Counselling Service

Light is offering a new free Counselling Service to mums already engaged with Light support.

Kate is a 4th year ABC Therapeutic Counselling Student offering free counselling sessions as part of her final year of study.  Sessions are 50 minutes long, take place on Mondays and Wednesdays and are held at the Light offices, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 3QE.

For more information please contact Light on 0114 438 8962 or [email protected]

New support group at Shortbrook Children’s Centre

From Friday 7th July 2017 we are starting a new group at Shortbrook Children’s Centre, Westfield, S20 8FB.
It will run every Friday 10am – 12noon.
Our group at Brightside will no longer run after 30th June 2017.
For more information about all of our groups we run see the support we offer for families

Light group support & 1:1 sessions offer a safe and friendly place for you to come and feel supported by our trained volunteers and to meet other mums.

Our support is available to anyone who is finding being pregnant or being a new parent difficult, emotionally and mentally. We are here to support you during your pregnancy and and up to two years after you’ve had your baby.

For more information on Light and any of the support we offer, please contact us…
call: 0114 438 8962
email: [email protected]rg.uk

 

Raffle to raise funds for LightSheffield

LightSheffield are delighted to have been nominated as the charity to receive proceeds from the raffle at the Northern Sling Exhibition 2017.

The free event will be held this year at The Octagon Centre, Sheffield, on Saturday 4th March, and will be open to the public from 10am – 4pm.

The exhibition is intended to reach out to families who may be curious about carrying their baby, and to provide an opportunity for health care professionals who work with families (such as health visitors and midwives) to find out more about this parenting tool. More seasoned sling users will also find much to enjoy; with stalls from some of the very best makers and distributors of slings and accessories.

For more information about the event, or to donate a prize for the raffle, please visit the exhibition website or send an email

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New Group S6

We will be starting a new support group in Primrose Children’s Centre, 9.45 – 11.15am  on Jan 18th 2017. Please come along to chat to one of our trained volunteers. Email [email protected] or call us on 0114 438 8962 for more details.

Primrose Children’s Centre, Creswick Street, Sheffield, S6 2TN

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Support Groups over Christmas

Over the Christmas period our support groups will run on:

Fri 16th Dec 10.30-12 Brightside Children’s Centre.
Mon 19th Dec 1-3pm Chancet Wood Children’s Centre
Tues 20th Dec 1-2.30pm Early Days Children’s Centre

Our groups will restart in the new year on:

Fri 6th Jan 10.30-12 Brightside Children’s Centre
Monday 9th Jan 1-3pm Chancet Wood Children’s Centre
Tues 10th Jan 1-2.30pm Early Days Children’s Centre

 

 

An honest and refreshing read

Parenthood is a roller coaster of a journey. With highs and lows, as parents we often brush over those not so perfect moments and seem embarrassed to speak about how tough being a parent can be- this blog is a refreshing and honest account of one mums journey through parenthood.

http://theunmumsymum.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/cherish-every-moment-no-my-advice-for.html