Aug 072014

Maternal Mental Health Alliance has launched ‘everyone’s business’, calling for all women throughout the UK who experience perinatal mental health problems to receive the help they need.

1 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year of giving birth, yet treatment is subject to a postcode lottery with potentially devastating effects.

SheffieldLight aims to increase awareness of how postnatal depression affects women and their families and to campaign for better services in Sheffield and so welcome the national campaign led by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.
We would love to hear what you think.
Nov 092011

Light is holding a fundraising Clothes Swap Shop event at the Harley, 334 Glossop Road, Sheffield on Friday 9th December from 1-6pm. Tickets are £4.

Please donate your nearly new or old clothes (good condition) to the event and grab yourself a new inexpensive wardrobe at the same time.

Clothes can be dropped off before the event at the Harley, Dore Service Station in Dore Village, Angram Bank Childrens Centre at High Green, Chancet Wood Childrens Centre at Meadowhead and Hallam Childrens Centres, Hallam Primary School.

Please bag your clothes with your full name and contact number enclosed so we can allocate your tokens for the event. Your tokens will be ready for you to collect at the event. Between 5-6pm it will be possible to purchase any clothes that are still available after others have swapped.

Please come along and join us for a fun filled afternoon at the Harley.

Oct 052011

Light will be piloting an innovative programme of support for new mothers in and around the Darnall area of Sheffield. Starting on 17th October, we will be offering a 9 week ‘Emotional Health and Wellbeing’ course at Darnall Children’s Centre which will include sessions on baby yoga, baby massage, sleep problems, mediation, cognitive behaviour therapy and anxiety.

This holistic programme of support is free and is open to any new mother finding motherhood challenging. If it is successful it will expand to other areas of the city.

Sep 272011

Light were the very proud winners of the Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Award for Excellence in the Team Voluntary Sector. Thank you to all our volunteers, ladies and stakeholders for helping us win the award