All Parents discovering their child has a special need or disability should have access to emotional support. We can support you in a range of different ways.
Parent/Carers can be supported through sessions with our Family Support Worker. We can offer one to one emotional and practical support and advice for up to six sessions on a range of topics including Parenting strategies, boundaries, behaviour and school issues.
Face 2 Face Befriending Service
The Face 2 Face befriending service is a unique one to one befriending service offering emotional support to Parent/Carers discovering their child has a disability. Every Face 2 Face befriender is a Parent too, someone whose own child has a disability.
Family Support Worker Drop in’s
We are currently developing an opportunity for Parent/Carers to access a Parent Support drop in service at Virginia House. The Drop ins will run fortnightly throughout the year for 2 hours, offering Parents an opportunity to meet with others in a safe, confidential environment to share ideas and concerns. These sessions will be facilitated by Nicky our Family Support Worker. For further details, please check the website.
If you would like to access Family Support or the Befriending Service, please complete the referral form above and return to Nicky Harris, Family Support Worker.
“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”
– Gareth Allen (parent)