Parent / Carer Support Group
Caring for a teenager with mental health problems can be very challenging for parents and carers, and is it all too easy to feel isolated and tired from dealing with daily tasks. All parents and carers have the opportunity for more support in caring for their teenager, by attending the Parents’ Support Group.
The group runs once a week over a seven week period and is a mix of discussion along with simple exercises that focus on finding ways to promote positive behaviour – with plenty of tea and cake to help us along!
The aims of the group are to:
- Share advice and information about parenting teenagers with mental health challenges
- Find and give mutual support through problem-solving
- Look at strategies that can help improve behaviour and the quality of family life
The programme follows the ‘Living with Teenagers’ course run by the Centre for Fun & Families. If you are interested, or would like to find out more, please call Tracy Bowler at the school on 0116 229 8137.