This group offers mental health support to parents of children aged 1-5 who would like support with the emotional challenges of parenting. The group supports parents, who experience low mood or anxiety, to feel less isolated through the sharing of ideas and experiences with other parents. Children will be supported to develop good routines, manage their emotions and build positive relationships. Delivery includes group discussion, use of video and ‘have a go’ tasks to try out at home. Sessions include a morning and afternoon session (during which, children are in a crèche). Children re-join parents at the lunch break when they share a lunch together and play fun activities and sing songs.
Length of programme: 17 weeks. Each session is 5 hours (9.30am-2.30pm).
Lunch and Crèche are provided.
Taxis to and from the sessions are provided.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This group is for parents of children aged 1-5 years. Parents must live in Islington or have a GP in Islington. A maximum of 10 parents will be accepted onto each group.
- Increase positive parenting skills and confidence as a parent.
- Improve relationships between parents and children.
- Enhance children’s development and improve behaviour.
- Reduce stress and anxiety and improve parent’s mood.
- Help you improve and enjoy your family life.
- Support around sleeping and feeding.
WHERE & WHEN ARE THE GROUPS DELIVERED?
Programmes are typically delivered in Islington Children Centres. Programmes are delivered on a regular basis across the borough (term time only).
Refer to the parenting programme timetable for details of the next programme. www.islington.gov.uk/parentingprogrammes
HOW DO I GET ONTO THIS GROUP?
Parents should speak to a professional (e.g. GP, Health Visitor, Nursery Staff) about being referred to Mellow Parenting. Parents referred to this programme will be invited to meet with a Growing Together group leader who will decide if this is the best group for the mother. If it isn’t, they will help find an alternative group.
Professionals should download and submit a completed Growing Together referral form to the Growing Together email address below. For a referral form contact the Growing Together Team or download the form online.
WHO DO I CONTACT?
Growing Together Team - 0203 316 1824 email@example.com
More information can be found here: https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/default.asp?c=27147