In person and online practitioner led parenting sessions
Midwives and health visitors
Midwives and health visitors offer specialised programmes for expectant and new parents which include baby steps, young mums, getting to know your baby and early breastfeeding support.
- Information and support for expectant and new parents
- Information and support for children’s health and development
Children and family centres
All the children and family centres offer a range of activities and support, either virtually or face-to-face. More information and centre activity timetables can be found on the children and family centre pages.
Early Help parenting courses
The Early Help team offer a range of courses to suit your needs, from two-hour workshops on a specific theme right through to eight week parenting programmes. If you are short of time and just want the basics, then sign up to a two-hour workshop - you can have your screen turned off and just listen if you prefer. If you want a more in-depth course, there are a range of four, six or eight week programmes which involve a greater degree of group participation. To get the most benefit from these courses, you would need to have your screen on and take part in group discussion.
The courses are offered on a rolling programme:
Rise themed sessions
Rise offer themed sessions on areas of early mental health and wellbeing concerns parents and carers may have about their children.
Standing in the Gap
Standing in the Gap is a child mental health charity supporting families with pre-school and primary aged children. They have developed a range of resources and workshops designed to support emotional wellbeing in children.
Current workshops include:
- Managing the wibbles and wobbles of anxiety for 4-11-year-olds
- Understanding your 4-year-old and getting them ready for school
- Preparing your child for secondary school
Workshops, digital resources, and worksheets can all be found on their website.
Warwickshire family and community learning
Family Learning offers workshops for families on a range of topics:
Parenting Project workshops
The Parenting Project have developed a Parenting in Mind programme, which offers a variety of solutions to identify and meet the challenges parents may be facing. Workshops and support offered include Learning Together sessions to support parents learning and playing together with their children, anxiety and mindfulness workshops for parents and the Sensitive Parenting Programme for expectant and new parents. Family wellbeing practitioners are also available in some areas who can offer emotional support, signposting and advocacy.
Keeping your family safe online
This is a free two-hour session suitable for parents and carers of older children and teenagers. It covers:
- how young people are groomed online
- how we can keep young people safe online
- how we can monitor the websites they are looking at
- how parents can apply security measures on young people’s devices to keep them safe
Recovery and Wellbeing Academy
The Academy offers a wide range of courses and workshops designed to empower your mental health and wellbeing provided by several partner organisations working together. Courses are delivered face to face and online via Zoom. All academy courses and workshops are completely free of charge and open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Coventry and Warwickshire who wants to better manage or understand their mental health and wellbeing. Friends, family, staff, and carers are encouraged to attend as they strongly believe in learning together to get the most out of the courses on offer.
HENRY is a free programme for families with children under five years old that uses a holistic solution focused approach to support the whole family to make positive lifestyle changes, creating healthier and happier home environments and building healthier communities.