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 aims to improve the mental health and well-being of parents of young children. We offer help 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.

We support mums and dads of children from nought to five in Bognor, Littlehampton, Worthing and Adur with:

  • one-to-one appointments to discuss your concerns around mental health and emotional well-being
  • a structured, friendly five-week programme Enjoy Your Baby (available in person or online for parents of children aged nought to two). Supportive sessions to help parents make positive changes.
  • play and chat sessions.

Check out dates and venues for your area below.

Bognor Regis

  • One-to-one appointments: Please contact Tracy on 07918 643208 to arrange.
  • Play and chat drop-in: Wednesdays, 12.30am-3pm, the Treehouse Children and Family Centre, 1 Laburnum Grove, Bersted, Bognor, PO22 9HT. Tracy is available for advice and support.
  • Enjoy Your Baby: Thursdays, 10.30am-12 noon, from June 6 to July 4, Open Gate Church, 71 Victoria Drive, Bognor, PO21 2TD. Please call Tracy to join. Next course starts September 13. Venue to be confirmed.

Littlehampton            

  • One-to-one appointments: Tuesday mornings, Littlehampton Library, Maltravers Road, BN17 5NA. Please contact Tracy on 07918 643208 to arrange.
  • Play and chat drop-in: Mondays, 10.30am-1pm, Littlehampton Children and Family Centre. Wickbourne Centre, Clun Road, Littlehampton, BN17 7DZ. Tracy is available for advice and support. Please bring lunch for you and your child.
  • Enjoy Your Baby: Mondays, 1.30pm-3pm, from June 3 to July 8 (skipping June 24). Please call Tracy to join. Next course starts September 9. Venue to be confirmed.

 

 

 


 

Worthing

  • One-to-one appointments: Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm, the Community House, 25 Dominion Road, BN14 8JZ. Please contact Sarah on 07534 101361 to arrange.
  • Building Bonds with Bumps and Babies: Wednesdays, 10.30am-12 noon, Maybridge Community Church and Children's Centre, 77 The Strand, BN12 6DR. A safe place to have a chat, play with baby and have a cuppa, whilst receiving support for managing stress and anxiety, help with building self-confidence, positive attachment and social connectivity. For pregnant or new mums with a baby up to one year.
  • Play and chat drop-in: Wednesdays, 12.30-2.30pm, Maybridge Community Church and Children's Centre and Thursdays, 10am-12 noon, The Sydney Walter Centre, Sussex Road, BN11 1DS
  • Enjoy Your Baby: Tuesdays, 10am-11.30am, Maybridge Community Church and Children's Centre.

Adur

  • One-to-one appointments: dates and venues to be announced
  • Play and chat drop-in: dates and venues to be announced
  • Enjoy Your Baby: dates and venues to be announced

Please call or text Sarah on 07534 101361.

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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