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.

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

Safe in Warwickshire - find out when the next course is running

Recovery and Wellbeing Academy

The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy offers a wide range of free courses and workshops to anyone over the age of 18 living in Coventry or Warwickshire. The main focus of the Academy is to support you to manage your own mental health and wellbeing, so that you feel stronger and in a better place to deal with family life and its ups and downs.

The courses are grouped into different sections such as:

  • living skills
  • taking power and control
  • finding support networks
  • physical health
  • addictions
  • identity and self-esteem
  • practical skills such as managing money.

The sessions are offered through a blended learning approach with some courses online via Zoom and some face to face in community venues across Coventry and Warwickshire.

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