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.

Are you pregnant, just had a baby or are you running around after a toddler? If you're struggling with how you are feeling, contact us for a friendly chat, support and advice.

Our Families in Mind project, run in partnership with children and family centre staff and health teams, aims 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 until their child or chidren reach school age. We also support partners of anyone with a mental health problem if required.

Bognor Regis

The Treehouse Children and Family Centre, Bersted. Tracy Ashcroft from Coastal West Sussex Mind is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Play and chat

Wednesdays from 12pm 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 children aged nought to two. Contact Tracy Ashcroft. Please leave a message or text on 07918 643208.

Chichester

At Chichester Children and Family Centre we offer: 

Enjoy your baby  

Five friendly discussion sessions, every Thursday, 10.30am to 12noon 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 children aged nought to two. Tracy is around till 1pm for a chat afterwards. We do not have a creche.

Bump, baby and you

Five friendly discussion sessions, every Thursday, 1.30pm to 3pm, during term time. We run supportive sessions for expectant parents who are concerned about their thoughts and feelings towards becoming a parent. Run by Diana Crump, postnatal mental health specialist and Mind's Tracy Ashcroft.

Contact Tracy Ashcroft. Please leave a message or text on 07918 643208.

 


 

Littlehampton            

At Littlehampton Children and Family Centre. Wickbourne Centre, Clun Road, Littlehampton, BN17 7DZ, 01903 276840, we offer the following: 

Enjoy your baby

Five friendly discussion sessions, Monday, 10.30am to 12noon. 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 children aged nought to two years. There is no crèche.

Play and chat

Monday from 12pm 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  

Footprints Children and Family Centre, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, 01903 270424, Mondays, 11am to 2pm and at Maybridge Children and Family Centre, Durrington, Wednesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm. 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

Footprints Children and Family Centre, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, 01903 270424,Thursdays 1pm to 2.30pm. During term time we run five supportive, 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 children aged nought to two years. Please contact Sarah for details and how to book a place.

Building bonds with bumps and babies

Maybridge Children and Family Centre and Community Church, The Strand, Worthing, 01903 700522, Wednesdays 10.30am to 12noon. 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 one year.

*All Groups Are Subject to Change*

Contact Sarah Blackman-Easton. Please leave a message or text on 07534 101361 or Tracy Ashcroft on 07918 643208.  

Christmas parties

Check out our Christmas parties in Bognor, Chichester, Littlehampton and Worthing here.

 

Mental health support

Support for carers

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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