The South Yorkshire Family Network (SYFN) is a collective of early parenting services, in and around South Yorkshire.

We are pleased to invite you to join us for the SYFN event. This is an online monthly event (every 4 weeks) where we have speakers from 4 fantastic early parenting services, in and around South Yorkshire.

We aim to guide you through some of the services available to you and signpost you to other services you may find helpful in the early years of parenting.

During this session we will discuss mental health,
creating support networks, the benefits of using baby slings/carriers and how you can reduce your carbon footprint by exploring cloth nappies.

It is completely free to attend from the comfort of your own home. So get yourself signed up, grab a coffee and get ready to chat. All family members welcome. Please don’t worry about babies or older children making noise, or if you are not feeling your best self that day. This is a welcoming non judgemental service.

We have the following speakers:

Joanna from National Childbirth Trust

The NCT is the UK’s leading charity for parents. Providing free breastfeeding support, local meet ups and a variety of online courses and workshops covering birth and beyond.

Meet Joanna during the session or checkout their Facebook page for more information.

 

Emma from South Yorkshire Nappy library.  

The volunteer run service provides demonstrations and support to parents exploring the benefits of reusable nappies. Trial kits are available to hire with everything you need to get started. 

Meet Emma during the session or checkout their Facebook page for more information.

 

Claire from Light 

Light is a Sheffield based charity that offers support and raises awareness around perinatal mental health. Light facilitates support groups, peer support and one to one support. 

Meet Claire during the session or find out more about Light here.

 

Kiri from Sheffield Sling Surgery

Located in the heart of Sheffield, the Sheffield Sling Surgery is one of the largest UK sling libraries. They provide information and support in all aspects of sling and baby carrier use. Offering in person consultations, a hiring service and a wealth of online support. They can help you find the right sling for you or tweak your existing carrier. 

Sheffield Sling Surgery also co-facilitates The Fourth Trimester course alongside Understanding Kids. This course is a free 6 week parenting course, each themed week covers a valuable parenting topic. Find out more about the Fourth Trimester course here.

Meet Kiri during the session or find out more about the Sheffield Sling Surgery here.