Ready Steady Mum’s – FREE Buggy Walk

We run 3 in different areas of Basingstoke. City centre, Tadley and Beggarwood.

More details are available on the posters below. Even though the classes have already started, you can still join them using the contact details in the posters.

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Domestic Violence in North Hampshire

Louise recently asked the NHM Community on “Louise nhm Smith” for advice for a local lady suffering domestic violence and in need of support.

The responses were heart-warming, and the offers of individual help were amazing to read. In the hopes that this information can help others who find themselves in a similar situation, this post has been put together.

Please note that we are not experts in Domestic Violence and have only tried to put together the information that the NHM Community provided us with, in the hope of helping others in this awful situation.

Thank you to all those who provided input and for showing true community and thank you to J who put this post together on NHM.

Immediate Assistance

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. They offer a Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge – 0808 2000 247. Their online services also include The Survivors Forum and The Hideout.

Refuge is a national charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence with a network of refuges across the country. They offer many services including child support workers and outreach services (for women who choose not to go into a refuge or leave their home). Their Freephone Helpline is in partnership with Women’s Aid above.

Domestic Abuse Support Hantsweb is a confidential help service for women, men, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse in Hampshire, available on the council website.

Victim Support, Hampshire and Isle of Wight is an independent charity funded by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police Commissioner.

Support and Information

The Survivor’s Handbook is an online guide on the Women’s Aid website providing practical support and information for women experiencing domestic abuse, with simple guidance on every aspect of seeking support.

Further Support

Taking Steps is a local charity based project, founded by a lady called Gerrie Jordan, offering support for men and women who have experienced domestic abuse.

The You Trust is a charity working in Hampshire and Dorset in a number of specialist areas, from Learning Disabilities to Mental Health and Domestic Violence and Abuse.

North Hants Domestic Violence project on Sarum Hill, 01256 816004.

Practical and Legal Advice

Basingstoke and Tadley Citizens Advice Bureau offers free, independent, impartial and confidential advice.

Assistance with Family Life

The Safe is a local charity offering practical, emotional and social support.

Home Start is a family support charity, with local offices helping families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them.

Counselling

There are many counselling services across North Hampshire, the above organisations should be able to put you in touch with those most relevant. There are also a few examples below:

Relate is a charity aimed at helping people make the most of their couple and family relationships, past, present or future. There is a fee involved, although there is also a free online Live Chat service.

Cedar Tree Counselling is a counselling service located in central Basingstoke, providing affordable, professional counselling for the whole community.

Top Tips

It’s worth considering clearing your browser history after researching your options.

If deciding to leave, do not be alone when breaking the news, or leave when they are out. Make sure there are people with you either way.

Reach out to your local community centre, there may be groups behind the scenes who may be able to offer support.

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Kids Kan Dance: Father’s Day Class

Kids Kan Dance Present………

A Special Class for Daddies and their Daughters or Sons. Come and experience a Kids Kan Dance class with a special Fathers Day Twist !!

Saturday 17th June and Sunday 18th June – @ Moniton Trading Estate, Basingstoke.

This hours class is just £6 per child and will be a fun packed hour of dancing, games and FUN FUN FUN !!!!

Superhero and Princess Fancy Dress encouraged (for the kids, or daddies too if you wish!) Mummies also welcome!!

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL @
https://www.kidskandance.co.uk/join-us
Please complete the form and select ‘Fathers Day Dance’ in the class options.

Happy Dancing everyone x

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Thrive Massage Therapy

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When did you last feel deeply relaxed? I’m guessing that if you are reading this via NorthHantsMum, you are a mummy, daddy or carer of children and therefore it may have been some time ago!

My name is Nicola Bates and I set up Thrive Massage Therapy (www.thrivemassage.co.uk) after having my second child. I offer quality massage therapy which can give both physical benefit and the opportunity to mentally relax and unwind.

I am an ITEC and BTEC qualified massage therapist, fully insured, DBS checked and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and Complementary Therapists Association (CThA). I offer holistic body massage, deep tissue therapeutic massage and Indian head massage from my purpose built home therapy room in Chineham, Basingstoke. I have also undertaken specialist pregnancy massage training and can offer massage for mums-to-be.

My aim is to offer a ‘spa level’ professional, yet personal experience, with bespoke and effective treatments, so that my clients can feel a real benefit from their visit. People come purely to relax and indulge in some rare ‘me time’, or to feel relief from specific aches and pains. Every treatment and person is different, and although I describe treatments on my website to give an overview, each massage is specific and tailored to the individual.

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Here are just a few review  from my clients:

‘The treatment was so relaxing and beneficial, you were so professional and the room was lovely’.

‘The knowledge and adaptability of the massage was amazing and I was put at ease straight away. Explanations were brilliant. Very  comfortable.’

‘I have had numerous massages over the years and by far Nicola was the best! Very professional and more to the point Nicola knows what she is doing. I have recommended her to others.’

‘A lovely treatment room,  a warm and welcoming massage couch.  A professional, unhurried and relaxing  massage. Time stood still. Thank you Nicola’

‘I would highly recommend Nicola. She provides a friendly and very personal service taking into account your individual needs in a relaxed and welcoming environment.’

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‘Nicola is fantastic and I would highly recommend her.  Her therapy room is beautiful and so relaxing – such a comfortable massage bed! Nicola is very knowledgeable and full of great ideas. She immediately makes you feel welcome and puts you at ease. I see my sessions with her as a real treat and a break from my busy life with two young children! It’s heaven. Thank you Nicola’

To see more comments from my clients or to find out more about how massage therapy could help you, please see my website www.thrivemassage.co.uk or you can contact me by email: Nicola@thrivemassage.co.uk or telephone: 07468 858 512. Please like and share me: facebook.com/ThriveMassageTherapyBasingstoke/

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Dads’ Club – 21st January 2017

The next Dads’ Club will take place on Saturday 21 January at Oakridge Hall for All between 10 & 11 am (in the Youth Wing).

This a regular monthly event (every 3rd Saturday) giving Dads the opportunity to spend quality time with their children with other Dads and a variety of toys and activities.

All Dads are welcome but as these events are so popular, we are asking participants to book their place.

Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, we may have to turn away parents and children that have not booked.

To book please call the Family Support Service on 01256 776189 or email Tracey.Peacock@hants.gov.uk with the following information:

Your name:

Names of children:

Ages of children:

Your mobile number:

As always donations on the day are welcome. These enable us to pay for the hire of the venue and to purchase resources.

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Flexible futures-offering one day retreats and 1-1 career coaching

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Hello, I’m Joanna Jacobs, previously a Chineham resident we moved down to Alresford 8 months ago. I am a mum to a 3 year old girl, as well as a coach, facilitator and HR consultant, and I am thrilled to be bringing the Instant Pause to Hampshire on Saturday 13th August.

The Instant Pause, designed by International Board Level coach Danielle Marchant, is a one day pitstop for busy people , like you, who need a day to focus on themselves and their life.

You might be a busy parent, considering career options after having a family, an entrepreneur, experiencing change in your work, home or family, approaching retirement, leaving college, or simply need time to stop.

The day includes a reflective activity in the morning, before getting creative in the afternoon in designing a vision board, setting your intentions for the future. There will be time for a delicious, healthy lunch and opportunity to spend time in the lovely surroundings of the yurt.

Take a look at this short film to find out more about the day and what other people’s experiences have been.

https://daniellemarchant.wistia.com/medias/iqn79a59or

I attended the Instant Pause myself in London in January 2016 when I  was experiencing challenges in finding relevant work that used my previous skills and experiences that fitted around my daughter’s preschool hours. By the end of the day, I had real clarity on my life and career priorities, and felt rejuvenated, inspired and determined to succeed.

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As a direct result of the retreat, I am launching my own business, Flexible Futures, providing 1:1 coaching for individuals experiencing transition particularly around their career, and hosting the Instant Pause retreats.

The first Instant Pause in Hampshire is taking place on Saturday 13th August 2016 from 10am-5pm at the Riverside Yurt Cafe, near Barton Stacey, just off the A303 on the way to Finkley Down farm, just 20 minutes from Basingstoke.

There is a special offer for the August event, priced at £99 (normally £129) including refreshments, lunch and all materials.

For more information and to book, connect with Jo at Flexible Futures facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flexiblefutures/ or http://www.lifebydanielle.com/retreats/instant-pause. Jo can also be contacted directly on 07584 329179.

P.S. if you haven’t visited the Riverside Yurt Cafe before, do make time to stop off and sample their delicious teas and cakes, or attend a yoga, pilates or another one of their events. There’s so much on even for children! Connect with them at https://www.facebook.com/riversideyurtcafe/

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Father’s Day Fun for Children’s Hospice in Aldermaston

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Roaming Star Wars stormtroopers, glitter tattooists, a petting zoo and vintage tractors are just a few of the attractions expected at a Family Fun Day hosted by EllisKnight Recruitment on Father’s Day (Sunday 19 June).

Hundreds of families are expected to enjoy the event at Wasing Park, Aldermaston, in aid of Naomi House Children’s Hospice.

For the energetic, there are 5km and 10km runs for adults through the beautiful park woodland as well as a 1km Superhero Dash for children.

Dave Holby-Wolinski, who lives in Bramley and is a director at EllisKnight is well known for his fundraising antics. He spent 2.5 years rowing round the world on a static rowing machine in Basingstoke town centre for Breast Cancer Now.

Dave said: “We visited Naomi House recently and were deeply moved by what we saw, especially because most of us are fathers ourselves. It made us all the more determined to put on a day to celebrate the strength of family and raise much needed funds to support this wonderful charity and the comfort they bring.”

The children’s Super Hero Dash will be started by another popular Basingstoke fundraiser, Mike Wilson, who became SpiderDad after a video of him donning a Spider-Man costume and surprising his terminally ill son, Jayden, five, became an internet sensation.

Other family attractions include:

  • Great food including clay oven pizza, roasts and burgers
  • Face painters and glitter tattooists
  • Bouncy castles
  • An owl display
  • A petting zoo with farm animals
  • Military tanks
  • Roaming Star Wars Storm Troopers
  • Classic cars
  • Vintage tractors
  • A fire engine
  • Ice cream and candy floss
  • An open-top red London Pub Bus selling cider and local ales
  • A grand raffle with prizes including weekend hire of a beautiful Morgan Classic Car
  • Craft and food stalls from jewellery to fudge and tutus to ginger marmalade
  • Traditional fun day games including Skittles, Coconut Shy and Hoopla

Gates open at Wasing Park (Wasing Lane, Aldermaston, RG7 4NG) at 9am with free parking.

The 5km and 10km runs through beautiful woodland start at 10.30am. The Super Hero Dash starts at 1pm. All finishers will receive bespoke medals and goodie items.

Entry costs £5 for adults, £2 concessions, £1 to runners signed up for the 5km and 10km and free entry for under 12’s.

You can find more details about the event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1512366855733294/

For more information visit knights4charity.org

Help the Basingstoke Round Table!!

Are there any 18-45 year old men that read NorthHantsMum, or women who “own” an 18-45 year old man that they would like to get rid of for an evening a couple of times a month? 😀

Basingstoke Round Table are in desperate need of new members to keep things like the Santa Sleigh going.

If you would like to find out more, please message Jason on the following facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BasingstokeRoundTable93?fref=nf

 

Hatch Warren Community Centre Part Time Job's

I don’t want NorthHantsMum to become a “job advert board” but I’ve had another request to let you know about some jobs that might be suitable for Mum’s who need the flexibility to fit work in around their children.

Hatch Warren Community Centre

We have positions within our Warren Youth Club and our After-School Club: http://www.hatchwarren.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=42&Itemid=531

Closing date for all is the 10th July.

Application forms and full job descriptions are located on the website.

Please email office@hatchwarren.org if you are interested

All roles are part time and permanent. The After School Club roles are term time only.

Mum’s and Dad’s new to Basingstoke and North Hampshire

Are you a Mum or Dad that has just moved to the area? (If you are, welcome to the area!! :-D)

Are you looking to meet other Mum’s and Dad’s in Basingstoke and North Hampshire?

I have set up a secret Facebook group for Mum’s who have moved to the area and are looking to make some new “Mummy or Daddy friends” (God, I hate that phrase! lol).

If you would like to be added to this group, please message me at NorthHantsMum@gmail.com or send me a private message on FB and I will add you into the group.

I won’t be administrating this group, so whomever is added, you will need to reach out to each other.

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