Free activities on offer to mark Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

Infant mental health awareness week

This week is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week and Hull City Council’s Early Help teams are hosting a series of free events for parents and children.

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10 to 16 June and this year’s theme is ’Speak up for Babies’.

Infant mental health is an often overlooked and misunderstood subject - people may wonder how mental health issues can affect those so young. Infant mental health describes the social and emotional wellbeing and development of children in the earliest years of life. This includes their ability to form close relationships, recognise and express emotions and explore and learn about their environment. Research shows that the experiences and relationships babies have in the earliest years of life influence their development. Having a positive start in life brings benefits that can be seen in a child’s later life.

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week provides the opportunity to discuss the importance of supporting babies’ mental health and wellbeing.

The 0-19 Health Visiting team are available for any families who are worried about their baby’s development or their relationship with their baby. They have child health clinics across the city in infant mental health awareness week and beyond and families can contact their named health visitor or our single point of contact (01482 259600). Look out for further information on social media throughout the week.

Timetable of events to mark Infant Mental Health Awareness Week at your local Family Hub, please call for further information or email


Family Hub


Tuesday 11 June
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Rainbow Family Hub, Wheeler Street

Telephone: 01482 502 466

Rainbows and Sprinkles session

Tuesday 11 June

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Marfleet Family Hub, Preston Road

Telephone: 01482 705 333

Baby massage

Thursday 13 June


Parks Family Hub, Courtway Road

Telephone: 01482 803 978

Tiny Explorers

Play Session

Thursday 13 June 10.30am to 12.00 noon

Priory Family Hub,

Priory Road

Telephone: 01482 305 770

Sensory session, massage, Grobrain and relaxation

Thursday 13 June


Fenchurch Family Hub, Fenchurch Street

Telephone: 01482 587 550

Baby massage

Thursday 13 June
10.00am to 11.00am

Lemon Tree Family Hub, Lothian Way

Telephone: 01482 828 901

Messy Play session for children aged 6 months to 2 years

Friday 14 June

10am to 12.15pm


Acorns Family Hub,

Nestor Grove

Telephone: 01482 708 953

Discover and Play 0-1yrs 10-11am

Little Explorers sessions offering baby massage and GroBrain tasters 0-2 yrs 11.15 to 12.15pm

Friday 14 June
10.00am to 12.00 noon

Little Stars Family Hub, Preston Road

Telephone: 01482 790 277

Baby yoga


Published: 7th June 2024