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Incredible Years Parenting Course

Incredible Years (Webster-Stratton) is a parenting programme aimed at children aged 2-8years and is run over 14 weeks.
 

The programme follows a specific pyramid of strategies used to develop important relationships with their children, helps to develop positive life skills, consistent routines and rules and when to use behaviour management; Play, Praise, Effective Limit setting, Ignore Strategy, Time Out for aggression and non-compliance, consequences and problem solving.
The programme is interactive and there is a requirement to commit to trying out the strategies in the home environment and to come back to group to feedback and explore experiences!

Part of the programmes focus is to work with parents around coping techniques, looking at positive self- talk and ways to stay calm and learn to relax when times become difficult.
The programme supports different learning styles; observation, interaction, experiential, visual, and some reading and writing required.  

Criteria
  • Families with high risk factors (subject to extensive parent interview)
  • Families from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Children with conduct problems
  • Children with diagnosis of ADHD, ODD, ASD (subject to adaptation)
  • Children with insecure attachment
  • Children with language difficulties
  • Children who have either internalising or externalising problems
  • Supporting school readiness for pre-school age children
 
The sessions will be run twice a year at the following venues:
 
Hyde Flowery Children’s Centre, Hyde                                                              
Thursday mornings 9.30-11.30am. 

Old Road, Hyde SK14 4SQ - Tel: 0161 351 9664
 
Greenside Lane Children’s Centre, Droylsden
Friday mornings 10am-12pm

Greenside Lane, Droylsden, M43 7RA - Tel: 0161 301 6726
Course Recruitment
-Referrals will be accepted by professionals.

National Family and Parenting Institute

The National Family and Parenting Institute (NFPI) is an independent charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the wellbeing of families and to make society more family friendly.
Open: Office Hours

Referral Details: self referral / By appointment / Through other agencies

Access/Facilities: General Amenities

Cost:  Contact for details

Age Range:  Any

 
Address:
  • Highgage Studios
    53-79 Highgate Road
    NW5 1TL
 
For more information:

NHS Baby Life Check

Visit the website and take the confidential NHS Baby Life Check. In addition to finding ways to keep your baby healthy, happy and safe the website provides links to other useful sites. 

For more information:

The Fatherhood Institute

Location: Wiltshire 

A national information centre on fatherhood providing:-

  • News
  • Training information
  • Policy updates
  • Research
  • Summaries and Guides for supporting fathers and their families.
 

Open: Phone line office hours.

Referral Details: Self referral / By appointment / Through other agencies

Access/Facilities: General amenities

Cost: Contact for details


Address:
  • Unit 1, Warren Courtyard
    Savernake
    Marlborough
    Wiltshire
    SN8 3UU

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Sexual Health Clinic

Contraception and Sexual Health Services (All Ages)
The service has the main clinic at Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old St, Ashton-Under-Lyne. OL6 7SR. Please see below for opening times.

You are welcome to attend the clinic for testing and treatments of all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) including HIV, all methods of contraception including implants, coils and emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and all relevant sexual health advice.

If you have any symptoms or are worried about an STI or if you would like to speak to someone for general advice about your sexual health, please telephone us on the number below and ask to speak to a Health Adviser.

We offer a mixture of drop in times and appointment times at this clinic. If you prefer to drop in please note the drop in times below for people with symptoms. People without symptoms can attend at any time when the clinic is open.

For more information:

Maternity Action

Maternity Action champions maternity rights at work, in the benefits system and in access to maternity care. We promote gender equality and the health and well-being of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families.
We offer online information sheets that cover a range of topics including rights at work, benefits, maternity discrimination, breastfeeding and entitlements for women with different immigration statuses (including refugees, asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers, EU nationals, indefinite leave to remain, undocumented women, trafficked women, and women with 'no recourse to public funds').
We have a dedicated advice line with specialist advisers who can advise on employment and benefits for pregnant women and new parents, which can be reached by calling the number below.
We also have an advice service for women affected by charging for NHS maternity care.

See our website for details.
Advice line hours: Mon 11am - 2pm Tue 11am - 2pm Thurs 3pm - 7pm Fri 11am - 2pm

 

Address:
  • 52-54 Featherstone Street
  • London
  • EC1Y 8RT
 

Black Health Agency (BHA)

Location: Hulme 

We offer a range of unique services delivered at local, regional and national level in the areas of sexual health, community health education and engaging and involving communities in health and social care decision making.

Our sexual health team empowers communities to access appropriate and relevant services, offers information and advice, delivers one-to-one and group support and works to reduce barriers and stigma. Our community health services support people to make informed choices about health and access relevant services. We support families newly arrived from abroad, assisting in access to mainstream services such as schools, GPs, housing services and benefits advice.

BHA develops services by working with people from communities who experience health inequalities and getting ideas about the services they want and need. Our engagement and involvement team offers services to statutory services, health and care regulators and others to help them reach out into communities whose voices are seldom heard or acted upon.

 
Address:
  • Zion Community Resource Centre
    339 Stretford Street
    Hulme
    M15 4ZY

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Family Planning Association

We're a sexual health charity. We give straightforward information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

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Sexual health Advice for All (SAFE)

Location: Ashton under Lyne 

To make an appointment at a SAFE clinic or talk to a sexual health advisor, call 0161 342 7101 Text SAFE to 0776 636 3390 or talk to your GP or Practice Nurse. Standard local call rates apply. For the text service, normal charges apply.

You are welcome to attend the clinic for testing and treatments of all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), including HIV, all methods of contraception including implants, coils and emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and all relevant sexual health advice.Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR. Tel 0161 342 7101

If you have any symptoms or are worried about an STI, or if you would like to speak to someone for general advice about your sexual health, please telephone us on the number below and ask to speak to a Health Advisor.

We offer a mixture of drop in times and appointment times at the clinic. If you prefer to drop in please note the drop in times are for people with symptoms. People without symptoms can attend at any time when the clinic is open.

For ALL opening times for the sexual health services and clinics please click on the download files below

 
Address:
  • Main Clinic
    Ashton Primary Care Centre
    93 Old Street
    Ashton under Lyne
    OL6 7SR

For more information:
  • Telephone: 0161 342 7101

Opening times for APCC Sexual Health Service (0.25MB)

Tameside & Glossop Centre for Sexual Health (0.21MB)


Adoption Team

Location: Denton 

Tameside's Adoption Team provides a comprehensive service which includes:-

  • Recruitment, preparation and assessment of prospective adopters
  • Support to adopters following placement
  • Preparation, placement and support to children for whom adoption is the plan
  • Adoption support services for anyone affected by adoption who lives in the 
    Tameside area for example: adopted children, counselling, advice and support to birth parents, local support to adopters and their families

 

Open:  Monday to Wednesday 8.30am - 5.00pm/Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm/ Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm

Referral Details:  Self Referral/By other Agencies

Access/Facilities:  Disabled Access

Cost:  None

Age Range:  0 - 18

For more information please see the links provided:

 
Address:
  • Tameside Adoption Team
    Denton Centre
    Acre Street
    Denton
    M34 2BW

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After Adoption

Location: Manchester 

After Adoption offers support, advice and councelling available for anyone affected by adoption. Includes adopted persons and birth relatives.

It also provides adoption services through our families that last team. Finding families for children who are more difficult to place.

They provide an intermediary service so birth relatives separated by adoption can contact eachother. They also support adoptive parents through there Safebase programme and provide family days for adoptive families.

Open:  Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm and also 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturdays, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Referral Details:  Self Referral via Drop-in or Telephone

Access/Facilities:  Disabled Access and Accessible Parking

Cost:  Contact for Details

Age Range:  All Ages

 
Address:
  • Unit 5
    Blantyre Street
    Manchester
    M15 4JJ

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Child Accident Prevention Trust

 

We give free child safety advice to parents and carers on our website, as well as online quizzes and activities on popular safety topics.

  • Address:
  • Child Accident Prevention Trust
  • PO Box 3588
  • Barnet
  • EN5 9QU 
Contact Information
Contact by Post

Family Information Service
Ridge Hill Childrens Centre
School Cresent
Stalybridge
SK15 1EA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 4260