It is clear that this pandemic is having an impact on us beyond 2021. As we continue to adjust and readjust, parents have found it helpful to come to a safe space to share strategies to build resilience.
Headstart are ready to begin recruiting for our online Being a Parent group, which commences in May 2021. The e-flyer is below, and they will be running 3 virtual groups.
Being a Parent Group
The Being a Parent Group is a weekly space for parents with children aged 9-16 to come together to share experiences and learn tried and tested approaches that can help us navigate this difficult time. Many parents have already benefited from this course, and Headstart want to reach as many parents (grandparents, aunts, uncles, and carers too) as possible.
All parents will need to register for a place as the group has limited capacity. Parents can sign up via the link on the flyer or https://www.headstartnewham.co.uk/get-involved/sign-up-to-headstart/
We have a short video about our groups which can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAV-db8TJVA&feature=youtu.be
Virtual Coffee and Chat
This is an opportunity for parents and carers can come to a virtual space to connect and learn, as well as an opportunity to discuss the high and lows of being a parent in lockdown. Monthly on Every 2nd Wednesday at 10am and every 3rd Wednesday 6pm. Please see flyer attached, and again, parents can sign up here https://www.headstartnewham.co.uk/get-involved/sign-up-to-headstart/
Parent Befriending (Strengthening Families)
A bespoke parenting befriending service for parents/carers of children and young people aged 0-16 years who need a space to talk and think through the ways that they are coping in the circumstances and practical suggestions to manage challenges such as their young person’s behaviour, anxiety and worries, family relationship challenges and a young person’s screen time.
For further details and to request this service please see the documents below