Getting help as soon as you need it can stop problems from developing into something more serious. Early Help is an approach to providing support and advice to families and young people and covers a broad range of services. It can include:
Oldham’s Early Attachment Service is there to help you bond with your baby if you think you’re struggling or need a bit of support. The service works to understand and support the relationship between you and your baby, at any time during your pregnancy and through to your baby’s second birthday.
- Oldham’s Early Attachment Service – nhs.uk website
Mental health support
Being a parent is often challenging. As a new parent, you can be filled with anxiety about how best to look after your little one. As they grow, you will start to worry about their mental health and well-being. Whatever concerns you have, we’re here to support you.
Breastfeeding support and help with infant feeding
Breastfeeding is the most natural and beneficial way to nourish your baby, providing all the vital nutrients and immune-boosting properties that cannot be replicated with formula feeding. But breastfeeding can be challenging, and we are here to support and empower you to overcome any obstacles you’re facing.
Help with addiction
You can get help with drug or alcohol issues by contact Turning Point:
- Phone: 0300 555 0234
Get support if you’re experiencing domestic violence, contact the Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline:
- Phone: 0800 254 0909
If you are homeless now, or think you will be homeless soon, the most important thing is to get advice as soon as possible.
You can contact our Housing Options team by telephone, email, or by completing the Housing Assistance Referral Portal form:
- Phone: 0161 770 4605 (out of hours 0800 254 0909)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Housing Assistance Referral Portal Form – gm-ca.org website
If you’re struggling financially and not sure who you will make ends meet, contact the council’s Helpline on 0161 770 7007.
Accessing help as early as possible can improve your child’s wellbeing and home life, and reduce the risk of them being harmed or needing support from a social worker.