LOCAL SUPPORT

Local contacts are ARM members who volunteer to provide information on the local maternity care situation and help with midwifery or maternity care queries and concerns. Many of the contacts are also local group facilitators and organise local support meetings.

Do get in touch with your local contact if you need help or information about your local situation or would like to come to the meetings.

If you would like to be a local contact or set up your own group please email the local group-coordinator Irene.

Local Contact + Local Group local groups

East Midlands

Local Contacts:

Nicky Grace – Nottingham
Email Nicky
Sarah Marsden – Sutton-In-Ashfield
Email Sarah

Support Group:

Contact: Sarah Marsden

Meet up with local midwives, doulas and others for friendly support.
ARM can be a life-saver for those feeling overwhelmed by issues in the maternity services whether as a midwife or a service user. We can help, and we value your contribution. All members are welcome and non-members may attend a taster meeting to see if you like us!

East Midlands ARM has meetings the first Monday of each month, alternating between a Derby venue and a Nottingham venue. Please contact Sarah if you’d like to attend and we’ll be in touch to confirm the address. (We tend to meet in people’s houses so we don’t always advertise the venue.)

Bring and share veggie snacks or cakes/biscuits and enjoy a good chinwag.

South Cheshire/North Staffordshire

Local Contacts:

Bev Jervis – Shavington
email Bev

Support Group:

Facebook Group

Sheffield

Local Contacts:

Hilary Rosser – Sheffield
email Hilary

Support Group:

Meetings in alternate months (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov.)

West of Scotland

Local Contacts:

Kate Mackay – Oban
email Kate
Nicola Sowerby – Ardlamont
email Nicola

Support Group:

ARM West Scotland Facebook Group

North East Scotland

Local Contacts:

Andrea Lawrie – Stonehaven
email Andrea
Sarah Humphrey – Belhelvie
email Sarah

Support Group:

North East Scotland Facebook Group

Calderdale

Local Contacts:

Kelly Reayner
email Kelly

Support Group:

Calderdale Facebook Group

Bradford & Leeds

Local Contacts:

Claire Harbottle – Leeds
email Claire

Support Group:

Monthly meetings every 4th Tuesday of the Month, 7pm – 9pm.
The locations of meetings vary. House address and telephone numbers of hosts will generally not be posted – the location will be sent via the group email.
If you would like to join please send an email to above e-address.
Facebook group: Association of Radical Midwives Bradford and Leeds BLARM.

Wigan

Local Contacts:

Michelle Beacock – Ormskirk
email Michelle

Support Group:

We are a group of midwives,student midwives, doulas and women who have an interest in midwifery and maternity matters.We meet monthly in members homes usually in the evenings. We discuss and debate current midwifery issues, birth stories and research. A doll and pelvis and an endless supply of tea and coffee and cake complements the caring and sharing and excellent conversation. For the last eight years we have planned and organised an annual ARM study day. These have been very popular and evaluated very well. All members are included in this and themes for the day are based on the views of the group. New members to the group are very welcome.
Facebook group: Wigan Support Group.

Somerset

Local Contacts:

Joy Horner – Glastonbury
email Joy

Support Group:

Meeting in Glastonbury on the first Thursday of each month 19.30 to 21.30 for support and stimulating discussion about pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Local Contact local contacts

Hexham

Local Contacts:

Katherine Hales – Hexham
email Katherine

Troon

Local Contacts:

Linda Wylie – Troon
email Linda

Skipton

Local Contacts:

Emily Hill – Skipton
email Emily

Shermanbury

Local Contacts:

Angie Barrett – Shermanbury, Horsham
email Angie

Local Support

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