Our weekly groups

Update during Covid-19 (updated 21st April 2020)

All our in-person groups are currently suspended, in line with Government guidelines.

However, SCBS is still here, and we are still providing plenty of support to local families: we’re just doing it in new ways. We feel that this working really well.

We are currently providing 1:1 support online, including video calls. If you need 1:1 support, please contact us.

We also have weekly live group ‘get-togethers’ every Thursday morning at 10am, via Zoom (www.zoom.us). At these virtual groups, as well as having time for mums to chat about whatever they like, we have been having facilitated discussions on topics requested by local mums. Topics so far have included ‘Sleep’, ‘Crying Baby: is something wrong and what can I do?’ and ‘Combination Feeding.’

Up-to-date details are available on our public Facebook page.

Mums in and around South Cumbria are also invited to join our new, private Facebook group, called SCBS In It Together.

You will need to be a member of the private group in order to come to our live virtual groups.

We may all be at home, but we are all very much in this together.

Mondays 9.30-11.30 (currently closed)

The Emmanuel Centre
Mill Street
LA12 7EB

This group is run by experienced Peer Supporters. A Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is available once a month, generally the first Monday of each month.

Thursdays 9.30-11.30 (currently closed)

Ghyllside Neighbourhood Centre
Attached to Ghyllside School,
Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4JB

Parking and how to find the Neighbourhood Centre:
Free, unrestricted parking on Well Ings. The Neighbourhood Centre is not the most obvious place to find. There's a little footpath that connects Greengate Lane and Gillinggate. Walk along this path, and half way along you'll find a gate into a school playground. Go through the gate and enter the building via the first door on the left. This is the Neighbourhood Centre.

Fridays 9.30-11.30 (currently closed)

The Phoenix Centre (upstairs, but there is a lift)
Phoenix Way
LA23 1BZ

Free parking at The Phoenix Centre.

If the support we offer a mum is beyond the routine, we liaise with her Health Care Provider, with the mother’s consent, to provide joined-up support for her.

You can read about mums’ experiences here.

We look forward to restoring our in-person groups eventually!