We recognize that some parents from time to time experience periods of despair, this often leads to physical and emotional setbacks, including depression, anxiety, social isolation and feelings of low self-worth, creating real mental health issues. Their levels of self -esteem at this point may be very low and help often seems a long way away.

The ‘Reflect’ program has been designed to encourage participants to identify issues surrounding self-esteem, self -image and identity and develop a greater awareness of their own issues, making positive changes, thus promoting greater inclusion. Through Mindfulness, Aromatherapy, Mediation, combined with care guidance and support from trainers, this program encourages clear aspirations to develop, leading to improved Emotional Well Being and a more positive outlook on life.
  • To develop raised levels of self-esteem through a progressive program
  • To identify where their strengths lie and how best to use them
  • To help parents see where they fit into the bigger picture
  • To create positive hopes and dreams for their future.
  • To build strong inter personal relationships
  • To improve levels of isolation
Expected outcomes
  • Participants have an improved perception of themselves; this is impacting on their social and emotional Well- Being.
  • Participants have an increased appreciation of themselves and their family and friends whilst relationships are strengthened because of this.
  • Participants report they feel more able to cope with times of stress, anxiety and challenge. The strategies they have learnt are being adopted in daily living.
  • Participants are able recognize the impact their behaviours have on those around them, including family, friends.
  • Participants’ general health is improved.
  • Participants have an increased ability to be able to shoulder responsibilities.
This program has been successfully running for 12 years and has helped numerous parents to develop a range of coping strategies to support their everyday challenges.
Mindfulness is now recommended by N.I.C.E as a very real way of dealing with mental health issues.
       Making positive changes