External Parent Support

For additional parent support, also see the Local Offer and Plymouth Online Directory (POD).

General Parent Support Groups

Plymouth Children’s Centres

Children’s Centres offer a range of free services, support and advice during pregnancy and for children under five and their families. See: Plymouth Children’s Centres

Dangerous Dads

The Dangerous Dads network supports fathers groups across the UK and Internationally. It offers a range of fun, low-cost activities all year round for fathers / male carers and children under 10. All dad’s, grandad’s and male carers are welcome.

For Dangerous Dad’s events:

  • To follow what’s going on in Plymouth, join the Dangerous Dads Dadventures Facebook group.
  • Join the Tuesday, monthly Conversation Cafe’s in person at The Barn, Kit Hill, Plymouth PL5 1EJ or from the comfort of your home online via Zoom. This is a safe space to talk all things dad. Book your free space by emailing: bookings@dangerousdads.org.uk

Mind Devon
Emotional Support for New Parents

Are you a new mother, mum-to-be, or partner?

It’s very common to have concerns or experience stress about the changes that happen with parenthood.

If you would like some emotional support about these hormonal and identity changes, our qualified practitioner can provide you with one-to-one assistance and advice.

We are offering one-to-one emotional support by telephone and online via Zoom.

To enquire about this service, please complete an online enquiry form at: Emotional Support for New Parents

Perinatal Peer Support Group
Friday’s, 1pm-2:30pm

A peer support group for mums-to-be or new mums struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing to meet for informal, friendly and free advice from our peer supporters. Sessions are held weekly at Rees Centre Wellbeing Hub, Mudge Way, Plympton PL7 2PS.

For more information email: livewell.perinatalpeersupport@nhs.net

Peer Supporters

Are you a mum with experience of perinatal mental health issues who would like to offer support to new mums, and mums to be, who are struggling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing?

  • You can offer friendly, non-judgemental support
  • Lived experiences of perinatal mental health issues
  • Face-to-face groups.

For more information email: livewell.perinatalpeersupport@nhs.net

Young Parents Community Cafe
Tuesday’s, 12:30pm-2:30pm

Southway Youth and Community Centre have a community cafe for young parents under 25 years. Sessions run on Tuesday’s, 12:30pm-2:30pm at Southway Youth & Community Centre, Hendwell Cose, Plymouth PL6 6TB. For more information please contact natalie.griffin@plymouth.gov.uk

SEND Parent Support Groups

These parent support groups are specifically for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Parent / Carer Support Sessions
Wednesday’s, 10am-11am

Sessions are held weekly at The Virginia House Centre, Peacock Lane, Plymouth PL4 0DQ. They give parent/carers the opportunity to chat, share experiences, have fun and most importantly relax and concentrate on YOU!

If you would like more information or to join the sessions, please contact Holly from Friends and Families of Special Children on 01752 204369 or email holly@friendsandfamilies.org.uk

Plymouth Parent Carer Voice: Coffee, Cake & Chat
Wednesday’s, 10am – 11am

A fortnightly virtual meeting for parents / carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities. We are here to chat, share stories and help you find the right services and information. For the next meeting see: Events

For the access codes and instructions about how to join the meeting, either message the Plymouth Parent Carer Voice Facebook page or email: info@plymouthpcv.co.uk

Preparing for Adulthood – Parent Group Sign-in

In partnership with other agencies, including Education, Social Care and Health providers; the parent group runs regularly to provide opportunities for networking, information, advice and support for parents and young people.

Preparing for Adulthood is just that, and we hope to be able to share the right information at the right time to enable students to transition into adult services, with everything they need to continue their journey.

For more information you can email pfaparentgroup@woodlands.plymouth.sch.uk or hear more information about the next meeting by signing-up at Parent Group Sign-up.