Support Groups and Organisations Selby, Tadcaster and Goole

The Intolerant Gourmand

“It can be so hard as an allergy parent to keep all those plates we have spinning.

We investigate foods to such a level the FBI would be proud of us!

We are constantly on guard, watching everything around us so we can pre-empt any issues!

We prep and pre-make foods for gatherings/ parties/ days out so our little ones never miss out!

Often, this is all whilst holding down a job, doing the housework, being a good partner, and a good mum to our other children, with little time given to ourselves.

It is truly exhausting! Hands up who constantly feels emotionally drained 🙋‍♀️

We are so good at juggling everything, people assume we can take everything in our stride and just deal with whatever life throws at us.

The reality is so different!

For all of you who have cried whilst in the shower so no-one else could see your fears and hear your pain…

For those of you trying to find a solution and wondering if it’ll ever improve…

For those of you who stay up til stupid o clock baking for the school cake sale you found out about at the very last minute and don’t want your child missing out…

For those of you fearful of sending your child to nursery or school because you don’t know if they’ll be on alert and watching like you do…

For those of you who can’t stop the sadness in your child’s eyes as you have to say no because a food isn’t safe…

For those of you who worry about older siblings not getting enough of your time….

For those of you who never seem to catch a break no matter what you try, and wondering if it will ever get better….

I hear you!


Please, reach out here…. To ask for help, to talk, for a listening ear, for a shoulder to cry on, I ‘get it’!

And I want you to know:

You ARE amazing!

You ARE doing an incredible job!

Your children and family are so LUCKY to have you supporting them!

You ARE enough!

Much love to you all 😘💞

#bekind #mentalhealth #support #allergies “

Extract from the TIG Facebook Page, February 2020

Visit their facebook page for more info and support

Anti-bullying advice from East Riding Council

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering advice and support to parents who may feel their child is affected by bullying.

Bullying can have a negative impact on a young person’s work, health, self esteem and confidence. It can take many forms including physical, emotional and even text and internet bullying. Often parents and family members are the first to spot signs that their child is being bullied.

Bullying is usually defined as repeated behaviour which is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically, and is often aimed at certain people because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation or any other aspect such as appearance or disability.

What should parents look out for?

The type of behaviour that might be an indication of bullying includes:

– A reluctance to go to school

– Unexplained tummy upsets or headaches

– Showing signs of distress on a Sunday night or at the end of school holidays

– Becoming either quiet or withdrawn, or playing up

– Torn clothes and missing belongings

– Seeming upset after using their phone, tablets, computers etc.

– Wanting to leave for school much earlier than necessary or returning home late.

Bullying can have an impact on a child’s mental health so if your child is showing signs of serious distress – such as depression, anxiety and self harm always see a GP.

What can parents do to help?

Listen, be calm and provide reassurance that the situation can get better when action is taken.

– Listen and reassure your child that coming to you was the right thing to do

– Assure them that the bullying is not their fault and that they have family that will support them

– Don’t encourage retaliation to bullying – such as violent actions. Rather suggest they walk away and seek help

– Find out what your child wants to happen next. Help to identify the choices available to them

– Encourage your child to get involved in activities that build their confidence and esteem

– Discuss the situation with your child’s teacher or head teacher – or the lead adult wherever the bullying is taking place.

Bear in mind many children do not tell their parents because they are frightened that they will approach the school about the matter, make a fuss and make things worse, so it is a good idea to ask your child what they think could be done to stop the bullying.

Every child has the right to a safe environment in which to learn and play.

Lindsay Shelbourn, public health lead for mental health and suicide prevention, said: “Bullying can have devastating effects which can last into adulthood. Children who are bullied are at greater risk of developing mental health problems and in some cases it can lead to self-harm.

“As a parent or carer you may have concerns your child is being bullied. The most important thing you can do is to listen and provide reassurance. Take a look at the Anti-Bullying Alliance interactive anti-bullying tool for information on bullying.”

Bullying can happen anywhere; at school, travelling to and from school, in sporting teams, between neighbours or in the workplace. It’s not acceptable and if you feel affected by bullying you can visit

*Special thanks to East Riding Council for this content*

For general information visit


Family Information Service (FIS)

‘The FIS is here to support YOU! We provide comprehensive, up to date information and advice on all services for children, young people and families in North Yorkshire. This could include information about childcare and childcare costs or support for your family. Our service is available for parents and carers of children 0-19 and for young people with additional needs up to the age of 25.

We can help you with –

  • Finding and paying for childcare
  • Parenting and family support
  • Money advice
  • Getting into work or training
  • Fun things to do
  • Working in Early Education and childcare
  • Health
  • Children Centres
  • Disabled children and young people
  • Support for families in distress

T: 01609 533 483


The Lullaby Trust

Bereavement support
We offer confidential bereavement support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.

Our bereavement support helpline

If you would like the opportunity to talk freely, for as long as required, with a sympathetic and understanding listener please call our bereavement support helpline on 0808 802 6868 or email
Calls to our helpline are free from all landlines and most mobile phone networks. The helpline is open 10am-5pm from Monday to Friday and 6pm-10pm on weekends and public holidays.


Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Founded in 1978, Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it wherever they are in the UK.

Sands works to reduce the number of babies dying and to better understand the causes of baby deaths. Sands works with governments and other organisations to drive change and raise awareness of the issues relating to baby loss.

Sands provides bereavement support services at both a local and national level. These include the Sands Freephone helpline, mobile app, online community, family support packs, memory boxes and over 100 regional support groups run by trained befrienders.

Sands works to improve bereavement care available to parents and families, by offering a range of training programmes and resources and working in partnership with health care professionals, trusts and health boards.

SENDIASS North Yorkshire

‘Working together with Parents and carers of children with SEND (0-16) and young people with SEND (16-25). Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service.

We are a small team located across North Yorkshire, all professionally qualified and with a significant level of SEND legal training for 0-25 years old. When contacting the SENDIASS advice line by telephone or email a Coordinator will assess and identify with you what is needed, then offer relevant SEND information, advice and support.

T:01609 536923


Family Fund

‘Helping families raising disabled or seriously ill children across the UK.
We can help families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people from birth to 17 years old. Young people who are 16 or 17 can apply fora grant themselves. We accept one application per household, every 12 months subject to eligibility and funding. Our website gives details on our eligibility criteria, how to apply and you can download an application form direct.

T: 01904 550055

Tadcaster Children’s Centre

The Manor Farm site is fully accessible with services being located at ground level. Parking is available to the rear of the building. All centres are easily accessible for all users. All the centres are on one level and accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available.

Opening hours: We are open for scheduled sessions only.

Tadcaster Youth Centre, Manor Farm Estate, St Joseph’s Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9HA

For information please call Brotherton children’s centre on 01609 534720.

Sherburn Children’s Centre

Sherburn Children’s Centre is a satellite site and is attached to the Sherburn library which is situated behind a parade of shops on Finkle Hill.

There is no parking available at the children’s centre but there are parking spaces in the village. There is also short stay car parking in the Co-Op store for a maximum of two hours. Please ensure you take care in coming to and from both centres. Be aware of cars passing quickly and a build-up of incoming and outgoing traffic during school drop off and pick up times.

Opening hours: We are open for scheduled sessions only.

c/o Sherburn Library, Finkle Hill, Sherburn-in-Elmet, LS25 6EA

For information please call Brotherton children’s centre on 01609 534720.

Selby North Children’s Centre

Selby North children’s centre is on the site of Selby Community Primary School, Flaxley Road, Selby. The children’s centre is within walking distance of the town centre.

Parking at the centre is for staff only. There is on-street parking in local streets around the centre. The building is easily accessible to all. Selby North children’s centre is on one level and accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available.

Opening hours
Monday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Friday, 8.30am to 4pm
Saturday, closed
Sunday, closed

Selby North children’s centre, Flaxley Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4DL

T: 01609 535111

Selby South Children’s Centre

Selby South children’s centre is situated in the grounds of Barwic Parade School, Barwic Parade, Selby. On-street parking is available close by the centre.

Selby South children’s centre is on one level and accessible toilets and baby change facilities are available.

Opening hours
Monday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Tuesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Wednesday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Thursday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Friday, 8.30am to 4pm
Saturday, closed
Sunday, closed

Selby South children’s centre, Barwic Parade, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8DJ

T: 01609 797598

Relax Kids


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Relax Kids sessions are designed to develop your child’s emotional intelligence in a fun and engaging way by taking them on adventures that give them lifelong tools to regulate their emotions and manage their feelings, as well as the confidence to try new things and the power of positive thought.

Our classes follow a 7-step programme that allow children to explore different themes through movement and play, yoga inspired stretches, self/peer massage, fun breathing activities, and a blissful visualisation section. Each class is full of fun and relaxation in equal measure.

There are different programmes to suit all ages – Little Stars (ages 2 – 5), Magical Adventure (ages 5 – 9), Chill Skills (ages 9 – 16), and Just Relax (Adults Relaxation Classes). Our community classes are held at The Old Granary, Riccall Grange in a beautiful and nurturing space in small, intimate groups. In addition to this, I offer bespoke one to one sessions that are planned around your child’s interests and needs – these are particularly helpful if you would like to work on specific issues (e.g. a period of transition such as separation, loss of a loved one, change of school etc).

Relax and Restore Family Workshop – the last Sunday of every month 10am – 12noon @ The Old Granary, Riccall Grange

Kirsty Pearson

T: 07791 559844



York Gingerbread Group

Inclusive Climb and Play for £5 at Summit Indoor Adventure

Every Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm you can enjoy 2 hours, approximately an hour in climb and an hour in play for just £5 with Inclusive Climb and Play.

Once you’ve received your safety briefing and been fitted with your kit you’ll be good to go on climb and then enjoy an hour of fun in Adventure Play.

There is no need to book, just pop down and pay on the night but make sure you arrive early as this is a popular event.

Standard activity age, height and weight restrictions apply.

Gluten Free Alchemist

Coeliac Parenting – Managing Child Care & Education
Child Care and Education : Managing Your Coeliac Child’s Dietary and Health Needs


Treasure Chest & Beyond (York)

Treasure Chest volunteer peer supporters can be found at weekly support groups based in Haxby (Mondays), Tang Hall (Tuesdays), Lidgett Grove in Acomb (Wednesdays) and Knavesmire (Thursdays). There is also a breastfeeding counsellor/IBCLC drop in group on a Friday morning in Dringhouses. Exact times and locations of all the groups can be found on our website here: WEBSITE

Howdenshire and Goole Area Special Families

Welcome to the Facebook community groups for families touched by special educational / health / disability needs. Our aim is to provide information sharing and also support you all.


Parent Power Project – Selby

PPP aims to support parents who have children with additional needs.
We provide a voice for parents and are keen to ensure services are developed across Selby district to meet the needs of families in the area.
PPP has a steering group made up of parents and is supported by Selby
District AVS, Bee Able, Ryedale Special Families, North Yorkshire County
Council and Beech Tree Surgery.

We hold a weekly parent’s coffee morning every Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm at Brayton Community Centre. This provides an opportunity to meet other parents, members of the PPP steering group and a range of different professionals. During school holidays, there is a free creche facility where children can take part in various fun activities, this is facilitated by Bee-Able staff.


Solo Mums – York

This is a private closed group for independent professional mums, to come together to socialise, laugh and to support each other.

We organise nights out without our children, and meetups with children. Please only ask to join if you are : female, have a child/children, and independent, ie not with a partner.


Unique Friends

Unique Friends are a not for profit organisation that provide activities, support, and information to children and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities aged 0-25 and their families. We are based in Goole and welcome families who are local and from the surrounding areas of Yorkshire.



Allergy UK


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