Young Parents Group

3rd Floor, 30 Whitehall Street, Dundee, DD1 4AF

Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm &
Fridays 10am - 12 noon
(Term Time Only)

Our Group Worker and Young Parent Co-Ordinator Estelle runs this group, which continues to build our Young Parents' confidence and encourages them to engage with other community projects within the city.  They have worked with Julie Muir from the V&A to assess the viability of public family areas within the museum.  Their feedback has been instrumental in changing some of the planned family workshops to better accommodate visiting families.  They have also worked with the PEEP (Peers Early Education Partnership) programme with Linda Dempster from Dundee City Council, where they looked at early literacy and mathematical skills with their children.  Parents have also been involved in a Focus Group with Debbie Brown from NHS Tayside to look at breaking down barriers during pregnancy.  Additionally, Showcase The Street provided sessions for our Young Parents regarding SQA Qualifications.  Many of our Young Parents have returned to Higher Education and successfully attended college, directly due to the increased levels of confidence they have gained in attending our Young Parents group.

Wednesday 12.30pm - 2.30pm &
Saturday 10am - 12 noon
(Term Time Only)

Dads Group

3rd Floor, 30 Whitehall Street, Dundee, DD1 4AF

Following research within the local area, we identified a need for a Dads group. We hoped to provide dads with a safe space where they could be supported with their children, working alongside other dads who could confidently offer peer support to one another.  We were lucky, and very grateful, to have received money from the STV Appeal which helped us pilot a support programme for Dads.  This enabled us to offer support in the form of Home Visiting, as well as providing group sessions which are run by our Group Worker and Co-ordinator Garry.

We launched the group with a charity football match and fun day, where Home-Start dads and volunteers  played alongside some local football legends. There was entertainment for everyone, as well as various stalls, with Arbroath Pipe Band kicking off the celebrations. Some of the children supported by Home-Start were mascots on the day itself, with the children releasing balloons into the air to signal the start the match.  Kids from Dundee West FC were also in attendance and were able to show off their football skills at half time. 


The group meet weekly during term time and alternate meeting at our offices in the city centre and at other venues throughout the city,

Family Group

Central Baptist Church, 9 Ward Rd, Dundee DD1 1LP

Wednesdays 9.45am - 11.45am
(Term Time Only)

The Family Group continues to thrive and there is always a waiting list of families who wish to attend.  Over the years, families have taken part in, and experienced many different opportunities provided for them such as, nutritional guidance, healthy cooking workshops, Childsmile, physical activities and arts and crafts within the group setting. They have also enjoyed trips to Sensation, local libraries, and carried out a sponsored walk over the Tay Road Bridge to raise additional funds for the group.  Families have also been engaged within the community where they decided to collect and donate food for the local Foodbank. Our CLD student, Alistair, sucessfully received £400 from Scotmid to purchase healthy food for the members of the Family Group, enabling and inspiring them to try new healthy foods and alternative snacks.   This has promoted the benefits of families choosing to live a healthier lifestyle, in terms of the food they eat.  These activities have encouraged families to enjoy more physical play at home and outdoors.  Visiting local areas of interest as a whole group has also encouraged families to continue to visit these places by themselves.

Breast Buddies

Various Times and Locations throughout Dundee

Our Breast Buddies support group is run by our own dedicated Co-Ordinator Jill, who is a registered midwife with twenty years experience.  Breast Buddies offers breast feeding advice and support either in a group setting, via the telephone, text or on face to face basis, by appointment, It was launched just last year, but is proving to be very successful.

Oral Health and Healthy Choices

Various Times and Locations throughout Dundee, or by appointment

Our Oral Health and Healthy Choices support group offers advice and support about healthy eating, cooking and weaning for a family.  It was also launched last year, but is proving to be amazingly popular and very much in demand.  This group is run by Sarah who is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist.

Call us:

01382 202040

Find us: 

30 Whitehall Street, 3rd Floor, Dundee, DD1 4AF

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