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Weekly Events

These events run every week across Torbay.

Chat, Play, Read Champions workshops

    Chat, Play, Read Champions workshops

    November 29, 2023 (Wednesday) - December 13, 2023 (Wednesday)
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    The Echo Building, St James Rd, , Torquay , TQ1 4AZ

    • Booking Required
    • Free

    Are you someone that’s that loves chatting, playing and reading to your children, grandchildren, friends children or volunteer in your early years setting or school?

    We are looking for some ‘champions’ to build ‘Chat, Play, Read’ into daily routines so can make a real difference to a child’s learning and positively impact their future.

    The four short sessions are fun, interactive, and a great way to get to know others in your community. The first three workshops will last for 1.5 hrs and the fourth workshop is 1 hr.

    29th November 2023 1 – 2.30pm at Together Church, Torquay
    13th December 2023 1 – 2.30pm at Together Church, Torquay
    11th January 2024  11am-12noon at Torquay Library

    To sign up complete this simple form https://form.jotform.com/232693317660055 or email familyhubtorbay@actionforchildren.org.uk to find out more.

    Anxiety and School (EBSA) - for parents/carers (Webinar)

    November 30, 2023 (Thursday) - November 30, 2028 (Thursday)
    All Day
    • Anxiety
    • e-learning
    • EBSA
    • Educational Psychology
    • Foster Carer
    • Graduated Response
    • parenting support
    • SEMH
    • SEND
    • SFVT
    • Webinar

    Please note: The webinar recording is still to be added here – after the in-person and online events are concluded.

    In collaboration with SEND Family Voice Torbay, this recorded webinar and accompanying materials on the topic of School and Anxiety (EBSA) are brought to you as part of Torbay’s ‘Bridging the Gap’ series for parents and carers – presented and recorded by Harry Morse from the Educational Psychology & Specialist Teaching Service, Torbay Council Children’s Services.

    The following accompanying materials have been made available to support you and your young person’s learning in this area:

    For further information on Torbay’s SEND support and provision – please go to SEND Support and Provision – Graduated Response – Family Hub.

    For further information about SEND Family Voice Torbay – please go to SEND Family Voice Torbay or Contact — Family Voice Torbay.

    Thriving Child

    December 4, 2023 (Monday)
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Upton Vale Baptist Church, Torquay, TQ1 3HY

    • Drop In
    • Free

    A welcoming group where children aged 0-3 years can experience fun activities which help their physical and mental wellbeing. A space for your child to Thrive. A weekly focus designed by you and supported by the 0 to 19 team – Community Nursery Nurses and Children’s Centre Workers. No booking required.

    Gender and Identity

    December 4, 2023 (Monday)
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Zig Zags, 32 Market St , Torquay, TQ1 3AQ

    A short introduction to gender and identity and the topics our children and young people may be facing.

    We will discuss theories and topics around gender and how best to support a child who may be gender questioning for parents and carers only.

    This will be delivered by Dr. Kate Gribble, Educational Psychologist

    Wellbeing/Mental Health drop-in service

      Wellbeing/Mental Health drop-in service

      December 4, 2023 (Monday)
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

      Checkpoint, 7 Victoria Road, Torquay, TQ3 3DZ

      For Children, Young People aged 8 – 18 years and their parents or carers if they’re on a

      • Child Protection Plan
      • Cared For
      • Care experienced

      One of our school nurses is available at the same time so anything physical health need i.e. sexual health, weight problems etc can be discussed with her while you’re at Checkpoint.

      Call 01803 200 100 or call/message 07843 975 648.


      School Nurse Drop-In

      December 4, 2023 (Monday)
      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

      Yes Brixham, Bolton St, Brixham, TQ5 9DH

      • Drop In
      • Free

      If you are 11 to 19 years old you can talk to your school nurse at our new drop ins. FREE and confidential advice we can support young people with all kinds of things. From changes to your body, to emotional wellbeing, sex, smoking and alcohol. More info:
      School Nurse Poster Sept 2022

      Breastfeeding masterclass

      December 4, 2023 (Monday)
      5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

      The Beehive Family Hub, Bishops Place, Paignton, TQ3 3DZ

      • Booking Required
      • Breastfeeding
      • Free
      • masterclass

      An antenatal education session which focuses on breastfeeding for women, their partners, family and friends, everyone is welcome to come along.

      This workshop will benefit mothers (birth partners welcome) considering breastfeeding their first baby, as well as experienced mothers who may have had problems breastfeeding previously, or may never had breastfed before.

      The session covers

      • A basic guide to breastfeeding.
      • Best ways to establish a good milk supply.
      • Breastfeeding positions and how to get your baby to latch.
      • How to know if baby is getting enough.
      • When and where to get breastfeeding
      • Expressing breastmilk for your baby.

      To book your place click on the book now button.

      Part of the Torbay Family Hub, start for life offer.

      Phab Torbay

        Phab Torbay

        December 4, 2023 (Monday)
        7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

        Phab, Barton Baptist Church Hall Happaway Rd Torquay TQ2 8EU, Torquay, TQ2 8EU

        • Phab

        Phab club nights, every Monday and Wednesday for ages 14 and up for children of all abilities.

        Subject To Change – Feel Happy To Speak To Steven Scott Young Peoples’ Chair If You Have Further Ideas, Always Welcome.
        Please Check Program Prior To Coming As Subject To Change From Time To Time.
        Most Club Nights We Will Have Sports, Arts And Crafts.

        We Also Have A Tuck Shop At The Club On Both Nights
        Club Nights Are Subject To Change To Fit In Trips And Additional Activities.

        Cost £4
        On The Last Monday In Every Month We Have A Late Night For 18 Years And Over – 9pm – 10pm At The Prince Of Orange Pub!

        For more information about Phab click here 

        Child Health Clinic

        December 5, 2023 (Tuesday)
        9:15 am - 12:15 pm

        The Barn, Brixham Enterprise Estate, Rea Barn, Brixham, TQ5 9DF

        • Booking Required
        • Free

        We are offering appointment only clinics for people who are worried about their baby or child’s development and for those that need to see a health visitor. Please give us a call or email us. Depending on your needs you will receive phone support or be seen face to face. You can also find lots of helpful information, advice and support on our Family Hub website.

        Tel: 0300 333 5352 (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm)
        Email: publichealthnursing.torbay@nhs.net

        My Developing Baby

        December 5, 2023 (Tuesday)
        9:30 am - 10:30 am

        The Beehive, Paignton Enterprise Centre, Bishops Place, Paignton, TQ3 3DZ

        • Drop In
        • Free

        A session for parents with babies 0 to 12-month-old. A place where parents can link with other parents and normalise childhood development. Opportunity to discuss key issues with Support Workers, experience and understand the benefits of play. No need to book, just drop in.

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