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Parenting Helpline

Do you need support, advice and guidance?

The Parenting Team are here to support parents, carers and professionals. Please contact:

Please note that e-mails will only be viewed during 8.30am and 5pm – Monday to Friday.

Your email will be forwarded to one of our parenting co-ordinators who will aim to respond within 48 hours.

Drop-In Sessions – 8.30am-12 noon each week
At the drop-in sessions you can meet one of our coordinators, who will talk you through the services we offer as a parenting team. They will tell you all about:
• Parent Support Groups/Courses
• Solihull and Riding the Rapids
• 1:1 Confidential Clinics
• Relevant Advice and Support
• Support with self-referrals for our parenting groups and signposting to our online courses
If you are already accessing one of our groups, please speak to your facilitator for support.
Friday - North Family Hub (St Peters)
Not able to make the drop-in? Please contact us at

Online Support

“Understanding Your” courses are free to Tameside parents. It's available at and the access code parents need is SUNFLOWER. These courses can be accessed at any time convenient to the parent/carer. There are a number of courses available covering antenatal, postnatal, children and young people, teenagers and adults. All courses can be accessed in the language of preference for families.

Parenting in Tameside – 'Grow With Me'


Tameside’s Parenting Offer strives to support families when it is needed most. We offer a range of courses and services to suit the needs of all parents and children in Tameside.

We have a robust and multi-agency parenting panel in place to ensure all referrals are screened thoroughly, making sure the right courses are available to all.

Families in Tameside

The council's vision for the 'Grow with Me' parenting offer is one where all parents, children, and their families will receive the support that is right for them as early as possible, to enable them to deal with problems and prevent issues escalating.

The parenting offer is based on a whole-family approach and all interventions will be evidence based. Our aim is to ensure families in Tameside will have the skills, information, and support to build confidence, be happy, and support their children to achieve their potential.

This vision complements the wider vision for the early help approach in Tameside which states:

"Our vision is that every child and young person in Tameside has the best start in life, to grow, thrive, and be prepared for a successful adult life. When the need or emerging problems occur, communities and organisations work together with children, young people, and families to co-ordinate support, thereby improving the overall wellbeing and quality of life of all Tameside's children and young people."

There are a number of courses being offered at present that can support all the above that can be found here: Antenatal and parenting classes (PDF)