Group Support We are a gateway to lots of great island-wide support services.

Group Support

If you feel you would benefit from one of our referred services then please come and talk to us and we can put you in contact with them.

Mellow Parenting
Mellow Parenting groups run from the antenatal period into toddlerhood. The antenatal group called Mellow Bumps is a 6 week course. Mellow Mums and Dads is a 14 week course after baby is born. These courses are run in partnership with a range of professionals.

Mellow Bumps is a six-week group antenatal programme, each week’s session lasting 2 hours. The programme decreases stress levels of mums-to-be in pregnancy. It is to help understand that babies are prepared for social interaction from birth and emphasises the importance of early interaction for brain development. Each week there are activities for mums-to-be to support emotional containment and stress reduction, and activities to raise awareness of the social capabilities of babies and the value of early intervention.

The Dads-to-be programme is intended to decrease the isolation and stress of Dads-to-be and help them to support and understand their pregnant partner. The programme will help them understand that babies are prepared for social interaction from birth and emphasises the importance of early interaction for brain development.

Mellow Mums is an attachment and relationship-based group intervention for mums who have babies and young children. A typical Mellow Mums group will run for 14 weeks term time on Fridays between 10am and 2:30pm. Children participate in a children’s group while the parents meet together. Over snack time and lunch time, the parents and children eat together and participate in a joint activity.

In the personal group, parents discuss and reflect how their own experiences of being parented affects their relationships with their children now. In the afternoon, the parents participate in a parenting workshop where strengths-based video feedback of the parents own videos helps them build on their existing skills and practice new ways of relating to their children. Parents are also encouraged to “HAVE A GO!” at home, putting into practice the things they have learned.


Postnatal support – Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue provides a support service to families affected by and experiencing anxiety and depression through pregnancy and up to 2 years after the birth. 1-1 support is also available.


Dads support – Just Dads
Just Dads is a small, informal seven-week parenting group for fathers. The sessions, which run on an evening from 5.30pm to 7.00pm, cover a different topic each week and include a light snack. Read more…


Born Ready
This is a referred programme supporting parents to-be. Contact Bright Beginnings on 244919 for a referral form.


 

Booking

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Call: 01481 244 919

Please note that not all of these classes and services are run by Bright Beginnings.