Family Support

Raising children can be a physical and emotional rollercoaster and that’s why parents and carers need all the support they can get!


Here’s a selection of services and support available locally and nationally to help you to build a healthy family.  Information on this page will be updated regularly.

Parent Survival Guide

This information from Young Minds is really helpful.  It offers an A-Z of really useful information, advice and guidance and also signposts to other support that is available for many different mental health issues and life events that might impact on children and young people.  


Young Minds


Parenting Plus Adolescents Course

Parenting Plus Adolescents is a course for parents of children aged 11-16 years.  The course is run over 9 weeks which includes an induction week (the course does not run in school holidays), is free to attend and refreshments will be provided.

The program is evidence-based and considers how parents can connect and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives.

The topics that will be covered include Understanding teenagers, Connecting with your teenager, Communicating positively and effectively, Building your teenager’s self-esteem and confidence, Negotiating rules and boundaries, Teaching teenagers responsibility, Positive discipline for teenagers, Managing conflict, Solving problems together.


If you would like further information or to be referred to this course please contact Carolyn Davenport  -

Uniquely Me - A Parent's Guide to Building Girls' Body Confidence - link


Other websites providing information and support for families


Action for Children


Care for the Family


Family Lives


Young Minds