Neonatal playgroups

Parents can often feel isolated when they leave the neonatal unit. Which is why with the support of the neonatal teams at North Durham, James Cook and Darlington Memorial, we are able to provide three playgroups.

Each group offers parents a safe space to get support, bond with their baby and experience a more ‘normal’ side of their maternity or paternity leave.

The James Cook Neonatal Playgroup runs the first and third Wednesday of the month from 12:30-2pm at The Beacon in Coulby Newham.

The Darlington Memorial Neonatal Playgroup is the 1st Monday of the month at 12noon at The Dolphin Centre sensory room.

The North Durham Neonatal Playgroup runs the last Wednesday of the month from 12-2 at Dream Big Role Play Centre.

Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Leo’s saw a 337% increase in need due to COVID-19

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

Leo's Neonatal

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