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Free Face to Face Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) course

Face to face Mindfulness course Blackpool Sports Centre poster January 2023

Face to Face Mindfulness 8 week course booking form,

Blackpool Council Discretionary Support Scheme

The Blackpool discretionary support scheme can provide assistance to vulnerable people who need:

  • Short term emergency support
  • Help to become established or maintain independence in the community

Please click here for more information.

Adult Courses

Courses for everyone at Blackpool and The Fylde College

Are you a parent fancying a change of direction? Maybe you want to start a new career. Maybe you’re just looking for a new challenge. If you’re older or younger, work full-time or part-time, we have the perfect course for you. We have a wide range of courses available from Level 2 to Degree-level (Level 6), so whether you have a wealth of qualifications or not, there’s something for everyone. At Blackpool and The Fylde College, all our courses are taught by expert tutors, in cutting-
edge, industry-standard facilities so that you can put your new skills to the test in a realistic work environment. Flick through the courses we offer at every level on our website at You can apply for a course directly through our website at, or for more information, give our friendly and professional team a call on 01253 504343. Come and join us at our next Open Event. Join us on Saturday 17 June, 10:30am-2:30pm. Tour our industry-standard facilities and chat to our expert tutors to find out how we can take your success to the next level.


Food Bank Information

If anyone requires a food parcel, you can call Blackpool Food Bank on 07717 017 888. The food bank is located behind the B&Q on Whitehills Business Park (Unit 2 Holly Close FY4 5QP).

You can collect on the same day (usually within 20 mins) no paperwork required –  Just tell them how many in the household they will get the parcels ready for you. The last collection in 2:30pm daily.

If you are struggling at all, please know that School are here to help.

Let us know if you are experiencing difficulties. All information is treated with the strictest confidence.

Being a Parent Group run by Blackpool Council Courses for January 2023

These groups can benefit all parents with the daily challenges that being a parent brings.

They will be running three groups for 9 weeks starting 17th/18th January 2023

  • Tuesdays 10am-12pm            Kincraig School, FY2 0HN
  • Wednesdays 10am-12pm      The HealthWorks, FY1 1JD
  • Tuesdays 6-8pm                     Online using Google Meet

Please click here for the flyer with contact information.

Families – Blackpool Better Start

The Local Authority and the local NHS Trust have jointly funded a ‘Health, Social Care, Childcare and Community Directory for the Fylde Coast’.

The link for this directory is:


Free* boiler service, replacements or repairs available for homeowners – please click here for more information.


Get help this winter – please click here for more information.

TRUST HOUSE LANCASHIRE – please click here for more information.

Blackpool Football Club Community Trust are running holiday camps – click here for more information!

Blackpool Police are trying to gather as much information about our communities as possible to help focus on the real issues and get involved. It would be massively appreciated if the form could be filled out- Please Click Here.

Free balance bike sessions for your 2-4 years to enjoy for free! Brought to you by the Parent Ideas Factory! No need to book, just turn up!
Wednesdays – 10-11am
Stanley Park Sports Centre, FY3 9HQ
Thursdays – 10-11am
Moor Park Leisure Centre, FY2 0JG
Thursdays – 10-11am
Palatine Leisure Centre, FY4 2AP
You can suggest activities for parents to do too! Submit your idea here:

Parenting with a mental health problem

The following link explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children – please click here.

Togetherall is an award-winning digital mental health service available at Here are some courses available with Togetherall

Wellbeing Webinars: Please click here for more information.

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Young Minds

Young Minds offer three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25. Here, you can find out more information about things such as their Parents Helpline, Webchat and Email service.?

Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

1/ You’ll get through to a trained adviser who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence

2/ Your adviser will help you to understand your child’s behaviour and give you practical advice on what to do next

3/ If you need further help, they’ll arrange for one of our independent, experienced professionals to call you for a 50-minute telephone consultation within seven days

We also have a webchat and email service if that is more convenient for you.

Parents’ Toolkit: SEND

BBC Bitesize have put together this guidance for parents/carers of children with SEND in understanding supporting their children at home.

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