Breastfeeding Support, 10.30am -12 noon
Healthy Child Clinic, MILBORNE PORT SURGERY, 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Familiy Morning for the Under 5s, 9am - 11am
Wincanton Buggy Walks, 1.30pm from the Centre, every Tuesday - PLEASE REGISTER FIRST
Healthy Child Clinic, BRUTON GP SURGERY, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Youth Drop-In Cafe, 4pm - 6.30pm
HUB2 Coffee Morning, 8.45am - 10.45am (finishing at 10am on the 1st Wednesday of the month)
Healthy Child Clinic, The Balsam Centre, 10.30am - 12 noon (BUT 1st Wednesday of the month is a Weaning Group - invite only)
Happy Feet Toddler Group, HENSTRIDGE VILLAGE HALL, 1st Wednesday of the month,1pm - 2pm
Balsam Multiples, 1pm - 2.30pm EVERY 1ST WEDNESDAY of the month
Healthy Child Clinic, DAISY CHAIN, TEMPLECOMBE VILLAGE HALL, 1ST THURSDAY of the month, 9.30am - 10.30am
Buggy Walks, 10.30am Stourhead, every other Thursday - PLEASE REGISTER FIRST
Bumps and Babies, 10am - 11.30am
Healthy Child Clinic, QUEEN CAMEL SURGERY, 1ST and 3RD THURSDAY of the month, 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Healthy Child Clinic, MILLBROOK SURGERY, CASTLE CARY, 2nd and 4th THURSDAY of the month, 11.00am - 12.30pm
Youth Drop-In Cafe, 3.30pm - 6.30pm AT THE CAMELOT ROOM, MILBORNE PORT VILLAGE HALL
Swimming, 10am - 11am
Lushtums Pregnancy Yoga Class, 10am - 11.30am
Midwives Clinic, 1pm - 3pm
A support group for breastfeeding mums. Come and share any tips to help other mothers and talk through any problems. Trained breastfeeding peer supporter volenteers run these sessions in the Veronica Room.
More tips and advice on the NHS website.
Every Monday, at The Balsam Centre, 10.30 - 12 noon.
Our Buggy Walks are back! Stourhead - every other Thursday, 10.30am, for a walk around the gardens, and Wincanton Buggy Walks, every Tuesday, 1.30pm, from The Balsam Centre, walking through Wincanton.Please register at the Balsam Centre first.
Stourhead, every other Thursday, 10.30am
Wincanton, every Tuesday, 1.30pm
Come along to this informal friendly swimming session. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce your child to swimming and gain water confidence.
Meet at Wincanton Sports Centre.
No need to book; just pay the receptionist £2.50 per adult for a Children’s centre swim.
Every Friday, 10am - 11am
Many new parents have no family living near by, and if you're new to the area you might not have your friends here either. Making friends with other parents and having a support group is invaluable!
Come along and meet other new mums and mums-to-be for supportive advice and a chance to chat.
Every Thursday morning, 10am - 11.30am during term time.
The Midwives now run a clinic from The Balsam Centre.
If you would like to talk to a midwife or make an appointment, call 01935 384449
Every Friday, 1pm - 3pm at the Balsam Centre
Do you have twins, triplets or more?
Join us for a chat, support, advice and time to relax. Meet other parents who understand.
For more information call Emily on 07514268567
First Wednesday of the month, 1pm - 2.30pm
The cost is £1.50 for your first child, 50p for extra children.
A friendly playgroup for your children and a great opportunity to meet and chat to other parents and carers - for you and your child to make new friends.
For more information, please contact Nicola 01963 31842
Parents/guardians are required to stay with their children and help them to have fun with games, arts, crafts and toys. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children at all times.
Now in large room next to reception -The Shed - where the Health Visitors will run their clinic so you can have your baby weighed at the same time!
Join us at our Pregnancy Yoga Classes and take some time out to stretch out, relax and focus on you and your baby.
Our tailored classes will teach you breathing and movement practices to help strengthen your body, calm your mind and relieve any aches or pains, as well as prepare for labour and birth. And it's a great way to make new friends too.
Fridays 10am - 11.30am
I’ve practiced yoga for ten years, and it has always held a special place in my heart and been a key source of inspiration and strength to me. Particularly during my pregnancy when yoga was a friend by my side throughout, teaching me to listen to and trust my body and instincts. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and empowering women during this magical journey into motherhood and beyond, so they go on to have the best experience and start available to them – however it unfolds. Emma Henderson, class teacher.
For more information visit www.lushtums.co.uk/somerset
Booking is essential; contact Emma Henderson - emmaREMOVEREMOVEREMOVE.REMOVEREMOVEREMOVEhendersonREMOVEREMOVEREMOVE@REMOVElushtumsREMOVE.REMOVEcoREMOVE.REMOVEuk or book online
A social cafe for all teenagers!
Not interested in the outdoor activities? Then step inside and join the Youth Cafe
This is a social group for teenagers to get involved with activities like Graffiti Art and games.
If you are interested in taking part, contact Claire 07484174675 for more information
Enabling young people to learn more about the life after school and how to live a happy and healthy life
Cooking - come and learn how to cook basic meals that are quick and on budget
Budgeting - find out how to budget and keep on top of bills and spending
Personal items and personal hygiene - how DO you use a washing machine - do you know what the labels on clothes mean?
Cleaning - keeping your home clean and safe
For more information, contact Claire at The Balsam Centre 01963 31842 or 07484174675.
Run by the Health Visitors based at the Balsam Centre, here you can talk to someone about developmental stages and the health of your baby in a friendly, relaxed and informal session.
1st and 3rd Monday of the month, Milborne Port Surgery, Gainsborough, Milborne Port, 1.00pm - 2.30pm.
2nd Tuesday of the month, Bruton GP surgery, 2.00pm to 3.30pm.
Every Wednesday, at The Balsam Centre, 10.30am to 12 noon but the first Wednesday of the month - Weaning Group - invite only.
1st Wednesday of the month, Happy Feet Toddler Group, Henstridge Village Hall, 1pm - 2pm.
1st Thursday of the month, Daisy Chain, Templecombe Village Hall, 9.30pm - 10.30am.
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, Queen Camel Surgery, West Camel Road, Queen Camel, 1.30pm - 2.30pm
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, Millbrook Surgery, Castle Cary, 11am - 12.30pm
The Balsam Centre is an independent charity set up by local people for local people.
Whilst the work of the Centre is long term, funding for its projects and services is all too frequently short term.
It is largely thanks to help from a fund created by a legacy left by one person, that the Balsam Centre has been able to continue its mental health work over the last few years. The help that this has given hundreds of people is a permanent and living memorial to that person’s generosity.
If you are thinking of donating, have you considered becoming a Friend of the Balsam Centre? This is a commitment to regular giving of any amount, at any interval, by standing order, and even better, if you are a UK tax payer and you ‘tick’ to say so, we can claim another 25% on top of your donation to support the work of the Centre. Become a Friend here!
We now have a Virgin Giving charity page where you can donate directly, and Virgin will collect the tax for us! Just click on the button below.