Groups for parents

Information and support

Parenting groups and programmes provide an opportunity for groups of parents to come together, share their experiences and receive knowledge, skills and advice to help them as a parent.

Although groups may be different depending on where you live, below are the different parenting programmes running across Worcestershire:

  • Birth and Beyond
    This is a 4-week antenatal class exploring getting to know your baby, changes for you/your partner, giving birth and meeting baby, parents' health and wellbeing and feeding, bathing and practical care.
  • Family Links
    This is a ten week nurture based programme that builds on the skills that parents already have and introduces lots of ways to improve family relationships and manage the behaviour of children of all ages.
  • HENRY (Health, Exercise and Nutrition for the Really Young)
    This is an eight week programme for parents with children aged 0 to 5 years, which provides solution-focussed support to enable parents to ensure their babies and young children have a healthy start in life, through developing: parenting confidence, physical activity for little ones, what children and families eat and enjoying life as a family. 
  • Mood Masters
    This is a set of four courses aimed at improving adult mental health run over 12 weeks. Mood Masters focuses on depression, worry, stress and control, anger and irritability and are run in hour long, bite sized sessions.
  • PEEP
    This 10-12 week learning programme is aimed at families with children to value and build on the home learning environment and relationships with their children, by making the most of everyday learning opportunities – listening, talking, playing, singing and sharing books and stories together.
  • The Incredible Years
    This is a 14 week programme and focuses on strengthening parenting abilities to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems.
  • Triple P - Ages 2 to 12
    This is a parenting programme designed to enhance parents/carers knowledge, skills and confidence. The eight week programmes provide solutions and strategies to help solve parenting problems and offers different ways to improve family life.
  • Triple P - Teen
    This is a parenting programme designed to enhance parents/carers knowledge, skills and confidence. The eight week programmes provide solutions and strategies to help solve parenting problems and offers different ways to improve family life.
  • Triple P - Stepping Stones
    This is an eight week specialist programme for parents/carers of children with additional needs/disabilities, focusing on specific strategies to support the individual traits of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, physical disabilities including the progression of language, family relationships, independence, communication and emotional/behavioural management.
  • Triple P - Seminars
    This is a series of 3 seminars which aim to build parents confidence and skills in dealing with teenagers or children aged 2-12. The seminars focus on general parenting issues and provide parents with strategies to deal with common behaviour and emotional difficulties, i.e. aggression and anxiety.
  • Triple P discussion groups
    These are short, small sessions run by a trained Triple P provider. Each session brings together about 10-12 parents who are experiencing the same parenting issue. You will be given tips and suggestions for dealing with your child's problem behaviour. Parents will be given a take-home work book with simple exercises and information to help them try out the new strategies at home
  • Understanding your child - Solihull Approach
    This is a ten week programme focusing on improving positive relationships between parents and children. It is based on the Solihull Approach model of containment, reciprocity and behaviour management

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Information for professionals

Download a booklet to find out more about the different groups for parents available in Worcestershire