In Ealing, there are a number of various groups , workshops and activities available for parents and carers who would like some support with parenting or who simply want to learn new skills to help build positive family relationships.
The Ealing Parenting Service runs and organises many programmes throughout the year, free of charge for parents and carers living in Ealing. The courese and workshops provide the opportunity for parents and carers to share their experiences , learn from each other, and find out about strategies to build healthy and positive family relationships.
Parent Gym consists of six, two-hour sessions, packed with practical techniques to make family life easier and to help children thrive. All sessions are designed to be highly interactive and participative.
Parents/carers can attend fun, interactive sessions covering a different topic every session, focusing on learning various strategies such as establishing boundaries, building self-esteem and independence, developing effective communication, and supporting children to learn and explore.
The programme is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 2-11.
Sessions are held at children centres within the Ealing borough.
Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a community based programme that trains and supervises local parents to lead parents’ groups in schools, children’s centres and other community centres. It is a structured parenting programme designed to promote warm, nurturing and effective parenting.
EPEC combines peer-led parenting groups with training, organisational support and supervision, provided by specialists in child development, well-being and parenting. It is specifically designed to improve the scale, access and effectiveness of parenting support available to all local families who live in Ealing and Hounslow.
As part of thier Being a Parent Course, trained parent facilitators deliver eight, two-hour structured group sessions, in accessible community settings within Ealing.
The content is focused on:
- Improving parent-child communication
- Understanding children’s feelings and behaviour
- Effective strategies to promote children’s positive behaviour and development.
The Early Start SEND Inclusion Team run various workshops for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 with social communication needs.
The workshops provide parents and carers with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain practical strategies to support their child with toileting, sleeping, eating, as well as understanding sensory differences.
If you are a parent/carer , you can book onto a workshop by getting in touch with a member of the Early Start SEND Inclusion team, view the timetable for more information.
Family Lives have various parenting resources online such as parenting videos, courses and links to various organisations supporting with specific issues such as self harm, domestic violence, bereavement and pregnancy.
Family Lives also offers a confidential helpline service which is free from landlines and most mobiles (previously known as Parentline).
You can get in touch on 0808 800 2222 for information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.