Family Wellness Project

Family Wellness Project

The Family Wellness Project is an early intervention mental health project for children aged 5 – 12 and their families. It has been awarded five years funding from the Big Lottery Fund under the Reaching Out Supporting Families programme. The five year project, led by MindWise in partnership with Action Mental Health, AWARE, Cause, Parenting NI and the Trusts’ Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), will support 500 families in the Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trust areas. The aim of the project is to support children aged 5-12 years who are experiencing emotional health and well being difficulties. 

 Upcoming Programmes - Click here for a list of upcoming programmes 

This programme has been developed with AWARE to raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health, highlighting the risk factors for, and symptoms of, anxiety. It aims to help to reduce stigma, provide information about treatments available and promote self-help strategies for regaining and / or maintaining good mental health. Incorporating basic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concepts, the programme teaches participants how our thinking and behaviour can affect how we feel, physically and emotionally and providing participants with the tools to help themselves and children they care for and finally signpost participants to sources of support.

For more information and useful resources, visit the Family Wellness Project webpage.

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