The family centre team have a wealth of skills and experience which they are keen to share with families and carers. We offer a variety of sessions and courses which are based on strong evidence of having positive outcomes for family life. Some of these courses are:
An engaging and interactive course based on how you can become a reflective parent instead of just reacting to situations as they happen. The course is about making the often small changes in how you relate to your child, that can result in dramatic transformations in your family life.
Parenting when separated
A six-week programme for parents who are going through separation and are experiencing isolation and conflict. It can help parents to personally cope, and to co-parent effectively, to ensure their children cope and thrive.
This programme is practical, solution-focused and draws on parents’ strengths. It is suitable for parents who are preparing for, going through or have gone through a separation or divorce. Some of the areas covered in the programme include: solving co-parenting problems in a positive way which focuses on the needs of their children, creating practical arrangements for children that minimise stress and conflict and improving communication with their children and with their children’s other parent.
Welcome to the World
An 8-week group for parents expecting a baby. Parents attend the group from approximately 24 weeks of pregnancy. Topics include empathy and loving attentiveness, infant brain development, healthy eating choices, breast-feeding, infant care, managing stress and difficult feelings, promoting self-esteem and confidence, and the couple relationship.
Parenting Puzzle – (10 & 4 week courses)
A parenting programme which aims to give the parents a new insight into how they parent their child/children and to offer suggestions to support a happy family life.
- Our next 10 week Parenting Puzzle course will be running via zoom and will be starting on Tuesday 20th September until Tuesday 29th November 7pm – 8.30pm (No session during October half term)
A 4 week programme focusing on relationships within the family, communication, negotiating, decision-making and strategies to reduce conflict.
- Our next Talking Teens course will be delivered from our Addlestone centre starting on Thursday 23rd February – Thursday 16th March 2023 12.30pm-2.30pm.
National Autistic Society drop in sessions
We are now running monthly drop in sessions with Family support wellbeing coordinators from the National Autistic society. These sessions are 25 minutes per family and offer the opportunity to speak with someone who can provide practical ideas, guidance and support for parents/carers with children with autism or autistic traits. We alternate these sessions at our Hythe and Addlestone sites. Please call or email us to book your slot.