About this service
Our aim is to help you to build on your strengths as a parent and help you to feel confident in solving problems and building your child’s self-esteem.
All our courses are delivered by experienced facilitators who are skilled in encouraging discussion around the modern struggles that parents and their children can face, for example; ADHD, worry and finding ways to give our children the special time they need from us.
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Our group sessions
We offer the following courses virtually on the Teams digital platform or face-to-face. Each session is two hours long and delivered during term times.
Courses are free and assistance with transport is available via the NHS Low Income Scheme if criteria are met. These details can be confirmed once a referral has been accepted. Parents/carers are encouraged to commit to the full programme and share their own skills to gain the most benefit. There are usually around 8-12 parents or carers on each course.
Certificates are presented at the end of the course. If you feel one of these programmes would help you and your child, please speak to your GP, school nurse or any other professional you have contact with and ask them to refer you:
Parents Plus Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children’s Programme
A course designed for parents or carers of primary school age children with either diagnosed ADHD or are currently going through the assessment process. The overall goal of this programme is to support parents bringing up a child with ADHD. We will provide a comprehensive parent and carers booklet to provide group discussion and structure.
E.B.S: Working to Encourage Behaviour Strategies
For parents and carers with children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) aged 3-16 years. A 12-week programme designed to support parents/carers who have a child with special educational needs and disabilities, either in a special school or have one-to-one full-time support with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in mainstream school.
Supporting Your Anxious Child
Designed for parents of children at primary school, this parent support group is based on the ‘From Timid to Tiger’ parenting approach programme. It is designed for parents/carers of children with mild/moderate anxiety disorders, including separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and specific phobias.
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Kaleidoscope Children’s Centre, Gloucester, GL1 3DN
9am-5pm Monday to Friday