This FREE programme is for all families with a young person aged 10-14 years and is designed to run for two hours, one evening a week, for six weeks.  The sessions are split into two – In the first hour the parents / carers and young people work in separate groups and in the second hour they come together for family activities. Youth sessions focus on strengthening goal setting, dealing with stress and strong emotions, communication skills, increasing responsible behaviour, and improving skills to deal with peer pressure.  Parents’ topics include making house rules, encouraging good behaviour, using consequences, building bridges, and protecting against alcohol and substance misuse.  Families come together for the second hour to have fun with activities and games, to discuss what makes a family strong and solve problems.

We want every family to come if they want to. The evening starts at around 5.30pm with an informal get together with snacks and refreshments for everyone, as we understand that evenings are busy and not everyone will have chance to eat before attending.

We can help out with travel costs to attend the programme, either public transport or as a contribution to fuel costs. For those families with younger siblings we can also contribute towards costs incurred for baby-sitting. Please ask.

Who can refer?                                                                                             

This programme is open to all families. Parents or young people can refer themselves onto the programme by contacting us, or by speaking to the school practitioners they are already working with.

If you have any questions please contact Lynne Rockey or ring 01305 262440.

To find out more about our programme, please click below:

Programme Training Dates

Download our family referral form

Download our family referral information form