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 - Supporting your Child’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Who is the course for? The parents/persons with parental responsibility of 5-12 years old children.

Dates: Monday 10th December 2018

Venue: Derg Valley Healthy Living Centre

Times: 7 pm – 9:30 pm

Cost: FREE 

This programme is delivered to parents/guardians in a range of settings such as community organisations and schools and lasts approximately two and a half hours.It highlights the need for parents/guardians to look after their mental health in order to be able to support their child’s emotional health and wellbeing.

It gives participants skills and knowledge which can be used to maintain or regain good mental health and build resilience to deal with life’s challenges. In addition it gives participants problem solving knowledge, skills and top tips to help deal with unhelpful behaviour in children.

It also features the ‘Take5 for Your Emotional Wellbeing’ which focuses on the five most evidenced ways of looking after our mental health i.e. Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give and encourages participants to use Take5 to improve their mental well-being and that of their children.

To register contact Carmel Rooney via email or call 07773220818. Alternatively you can complete the expression of interest form on this page.

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