Family Wellness Project-Parent/ Carer Support Groups


Next Date - Parent/Carer Support Group in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen


Monday 21st August - 7-9pm

The Family Wellness Project is an early intervention project for children aged 5-12 who are experiencing emotional health & wellbeing difficulties, and their families. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out: Supporting Families fund and is delivered by MindWise in partnership with Action Mental Health, AWARE, Parenting NI, CAUSE and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams within the Western (Fermanagh & Omagh only) & Southern Trusts.

The project aims to enhance the emotional health & wellbeing of children (aged 5-12) and their families.

What service does CAUSE provide to the Family Wellness Project?

CAUSE facilitate Support Groups for parents/ carers of children experiencing emotional health & wellbeing difficulties such as anxiety, anger or low self- esteem

For more info on CAUSE visit: http://www.cause.org.uk/

 

What is involved at the Support Group meetings?

The Support Group meetings are held on a weekday evening, once a month for approximately 1.5 – 2 hours in a local community setting in your area.

Meetings are an opportunity to share experience and knowledge with other parents and carers in a similar position in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment. Various topics on positive parenting approaches will be covered at each meeting including:

• Self-care

• Managing stress and identifying negative triggers

• Positive parenting strategies

• Wellness Tools

• Developing resilience

And any other topics that may arise during group discussion.

 

The Support Group meetings are focused on examining what tools are available to prevent further emotional health and well-being difficulties from arising, through developing skills and knowledge from others under the guidance of a facilitator. It’s an opportunity to share information and learn what works for others!

 

Is it for Me?

• Do you have a child aged 5 – 12 years who may be experiencing emotional health and well-being difficulties such as low self-esteem, anger or anxiety?

• Do you have 1.5 -2 hours free on one evening each month to share experiences and gain knowledge with other parents and carers in a similar position, in a relaxed, safe and confidential environment?

Then maybe our Support Group is something you should consider.

 

How do I find out further information?

If you are interested in attending one of our groups in your area, please contact Charmaine McCorry (Family Wellness Project Support Group Facilitator) on T: 07740410169 or E: charmaine@cause.org.uk to complete a referral form.

Visit our website for more information on the Family Wellness Project & to access resources on children’s emotional health & wellbeing http://www.parentingni.org/family-wellness-project