BCM Parents' Support currently has offices in both Ards and Dungannon. The Parent Support Workers offer home based support, formal group work and informal peer support groups to parents. Advice and support are provided on all issues relating to parenting, for instance, healthy eating, personal care when pregnant, positive parenting techniques, stimulating play and challenging behaviour, child or parental disability and support networks.
The project has very strong community links and is able, with this support, to offer a wide range of activities and links to other appropriate services.
Parents' Support Ards, What we offer:
Being a parent for the first time can be very demanding. It can help to have someone to talk to about all the issues of pregnancy, birth and parenting as well as the practical things such as how benefits are applied for etc.
The Parents’ Support Project aims to help care experienced mums and dads (aged 16-25yrs) and their children (0-5yrs) by offering both emotional and practical support to assist you with developing your parenting skills. We will meet with you and agree the amount of support you think you need.
At times you want more support, for example, when your baby is born. At others times you may want less, for example, you could choose to only come to the groups.
BCM Parents’ Support Ards:
Liam Miley, Project Manager
Parents' Support Dungannon, What we offer:
Being a parent is the most rewarding job there is, it's also one of the most difficult. Parenting support is anything that helps parents in the most important job of bringing up their children. This support might be information about child development or help to access local services, advice and guidance about different aspects of parenting, monthly advice clinics and groups, assistance with practical tasks such as planning healthy meals, shopping, filling in forms, budgeting, health promotion advice and emotional support, as it can help to have someone to talk to.
We believe in offering accessible support, so we will meet with you in your own home and discuss your support needs (at a time that suits you) and you can tell us what you need help with to be the best parent you can be. We then signpost you, if required, to other specialist services and help you become involved in your community and this ensures all your parenting needs are met.
Referrals for our Parents' Support programme in the Dungannon and Armagh area must come through the local Dungannon and Armagh Family Support Hub, and the referral form for the family support hub is available on familysupportni.gov.uk
BCM Parents' Support, Dungannon:
Maria Killen, Support Worker