Support for families

mental health support for families

Are you a parent feeling low, isolated, anxious or suffering with depression? We can help you cope with family life.

The Families in Mind services are working in partnership with Children and Family centre staff and health teams to improve the mental health and well-being of parents of young children. We offer support for parents prior to having a child, once their child is born and then until their child and or chidren reaches school age. Also, giving support to the partners of anyone with a mental health problem if required.

Near you: 

Tracy or Sarah from Coastal West Sussex Mind and a Family Support Worker are available during these times for advice and support. For all parents of children of pre-school age.

Bognor Regis

The Treehouse Children and Family Centre BerstedIndividual Support                                                                                                          

Tracy Ashcroft from Coastal West Sussex Mind, is available, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Appointments can be made for support and advice, at the centre or your home.  

Play and chat

Wednesdays from 1200pm to 2pm. We would like to invite you to the centre for a play and chat. Tracy, and a Family Support Worker are available during this time for advice and support.  

Enjoy your baby

Five friendly discussion sessions. Wednesdays 11am to 12.30pm. Every Wednesday during term time we run supportive sessions which will help parents make positive changes. Please contact Tracy as spaces are limited.  This is for parents of 0 to 2yr old children.  Please see the next page for details. 

Contact Details: Tracy Ashcroft -  Please contact me, leave a message or text on 07918643208      

Chichester

In the Chichester area, at the Chichester Children & Family Centre 01243 642950 we offer the following:  

Individual support  

Tracy Ashcroft from Coastal West Sussex Mind, is available on Friday mornings for advice and support, where appointments can be booked. Please contact her on 07918643208 to make an appointment. 

Enjoy your baby  

Five friendly discussion sessions. Starting 10.30am to 12.00 noon       Every Thursday during term time we run supportive sessions which will help parents make positive changes. Please contact Tracy as spaces are limited.  This is for parents of 0 to 2yr old children.  Tracy is around till 1pm for a chat afterwards.  We do not have creche.  Please see the next page for details. 

Bump baby and you

Five friendly discussion sessions Starting 1.30pm to 3pm.  Every Thursday during term time we run supportive sessions for expectant parents who are concerned about their thoughts and feelings towards becoming a parent.  Facilitators:  Diana Crump PNMH Specialist and Mind's Tracy Ashcroft. First session due to start Thursday 3rd May 2018 

Contact Details:    Tracy Ashcroft Please contact me, leave a message or text on 07918643208 

Littlehampton            

In the Littlehampton area, Littlehampton Children and Family Centre. Wickbourne Centre, Clun Road, Littlehampton, BN17 7DZ  01903 276840 are offering the following: 

Enjoy your baby

5 friendly discussion sessions. Monday 10.30am to 12.00 noon. Every Monday during term time we run supportive sessions which will help parents make positive changes. Please contact Tracy as spaces are limited.This is for parents of 0 to 2yr old children. There is no crèche. Please see the next page for details. 

Play and chat

Monday from 1200pm to 2pm. We would like to invite you to the centre for a play and chat. Tracy and Kristina are available during this time for advice and support. 

Worthing

Play and Chat  

Mondays 10am to 2pm Footprints Children and Family Centre Lyndhurst Road, Worthing 01903 270424 and Tuesdays 12noon to 2pm Goring-by-Sea Methodist Church Hall Bury Drive, Worthing 01903 245799. This group is for all parents of children of pre-school age. So, pop in and join us for a cuppa, lunch and a friendly chat, whilst the little ones play.

Enjoy Your Baby

Thursdays 1pm to 2.30pm Footprints Children and Family Centre Lyndhurst Road, Worthing 01903 270424. During term time we run supportive 5 friendly discussion sessions which will help parents make positive changes. Each session will have a subject to focus our discussion on. This is for parents of 0 to 2yr old children. Please contact Sarah for details and how to book a place.

Building Bonds with Bumps & Babies

Wednesdays 10.30am to 12noon Maybridge Children and Family Centre and Community Church, The Strand, Worthing 01903 700522. A safe place to have a chat, play with baby and a cuppa, whilst receiving support for stress management, anxiety management, building self-confidence, positive attachment and social connectivity. For pregnant or new mums with a baby up to 1 year.

Mindfulness for Parents

Mondays 1pm to 2pm at Footprints Children and Family Centre Lyndhurst Road, Worthing 01903 270424. Offering a chance to learn to live in the moment, accept your emotions and to be kind to yourself. There will be relaxing guided meditations and explore other mindfulness activities to help you to improve your mental health.                                        

*All Groups Are Subject to Change*

Contact Details: Please contact, Sarah Blackman-Easton: leave a message or text on 07534101361 or Tracy Ashcroft on 07918643208        

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A key part of our services is the support we provide to carers. Whether you are caring for an older person with dementia or are the parent of a young person struggling with anxiety, you may want advice and support. We offer respite services, friendly relaxed group and social activities, tips on coping and the opportunity to get support through sharing experiences with others.

To find out more, please click the links for carers of older people or carers of young people

You can also find out about local carer support services, along with contact details, in our Useful information section.

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