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Meet The Young Families Team

Shelly Crocker

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Young Families Coordinator

Experienced Early Years Professional & Developmental Baby Massage Practitioner.

Niah Hardcastle

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Young Families Ambassador

& Peer supporter for The Breastfeeding Network

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Young Families Ambassador

About The Young Families Project

Nurturing and supporting young families in Portsmouth; we work towards tackling isolation and building a supportive network of parents aged up to 25 years old. The Young Families Project promotes positive parenting, with the wellbeing of children and parents at the heart of all we do.


We run free to attend weekly drop in groups from our Parenting Hub located within the Portsmouth Guildhall and also from Landport Family Hub. These groups are for pregnant mums, and for parents with babies and young children.


  • Peer support groups for young parents
  • Pregnancy drop In group
  • Stay and play for parents and babies (from birth)
  • Online peer support and outreach
  • Young families ambassadors scheme
  • Free Therapeutic Developmental Baby Massage courses for our young families
  • Support and advice from Portsmouth Breastfeeding Volunteer


We also offer an outreach service, and work collaboratively with Dadzclub to engage and empower young Dads.


Parents and professionals can refer to us by getting in touch with us directly.

Our Groups

The Parenting Network Blog

Referral Form

Files coming soon.

Contact The Young Families Project!

Young Families Project

The Parenting Network, Portsmouth Guildhall

02393 870 198

Hours

Mon

Closed

Tue

Closed

Wed

09:30 – 16:30

Thu

09:30 – 16:30

Fri

09:30 – 16:30

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed