ParenTalk Virtual Peer Support Group

Are you a parent with mild-moderate anxiety, depression or low mood, with a child under five years of age? The ParentTalk group is here to help – Dad’s Groups and Mum’s Groups

“Join the new virtual peer support group for parent and infant wellbeing support. The group explores the emotional wellbeing of both parent and infant, supports healthy parent/child relationships and encourages parents to connect with and support each other. The aims of this informal group are to:

  • reduce isolation among parents with children during COVID-19
  • improve emotional wellbeing of parents
  • facilitate parent discussion around parent and infant emotional health
  • encourage parents to set up their own ongoing support group.

The group of 6-8 parents or carers is facilitated by a health visitor and community nursery nurse or a colleague from BCP Early Help Family Hubs via Microsoft Teams. Each session lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.

The course takes place digitally over a six-week period and each week focuses on a different aspect of parent and infant wellbeing.

In the pilot sessions mums’ said that it was “comforting to hear others have the same experiences” and feedback from dad’s was that “it was very helpful to discuss things with other dads.”

If you are interested in attending, contact your local health visiting team and inform them that you would like to attend Parentalk. A health visitor will then contact you to discuss the group with you and arrange to complete a referral with you or suggest another service.”

Telephone contact for North Dorset (and Dorchester!)01305 361 071

Dad’s group

The next dad’s group starts on Wednesday 2 March at 6pm.

Mum’s group

The next mum’s group starts on Wednesday 2 March at 10am.

Go to the website link above for course content and more information.

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