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Parenting programmes provide you with the opportunities to learn and improve your parenting skills, helping you understand your children's needs and helping you cope with present and future difficulties.

They also provide you with a chance to meet and share experiences with other parents and make new friends.

Families living in Sandwell can access free parenting support including Changes ,The Solihull Approach and Triple P

Parenting Support in Sandwell

Solihull Approach

Triple P Parenting

Net Mums 

for online chat with other parents (ALL parents/carers not just mums)

Changes Parenting Sessions

Families living in Sandwell can access FREE support and guidance to help improve parenting skills, giving them the opportunity to understand children’s needs and helping families cope with present and future difficulties. From antenatal sessions, to support for families with teenagers, we can support you every step of the way. We are also there for grandparents!

Changes Antenatal

a 3 week session for parents-to-be led by experienced staff, midwives and health visitors

Changes: The Early Years

sessions that provide top tips for creating a warm, loving, safe environment for your little ones to talk, grow, learn, play and develop. 

Changes: The Primary School Years

sessions designed to navigate primary school life. Includes establishing routines, tips to support learning, managing behaviour and ideas on how to be a healthy family.

Changes: The Secondary School Years

sessions with tips on how to support a teenager as they grow and move into the big wide world

Bump to Baby

Are you pregnant or a new mom or dad?

Are you interested in giving your baby the best start in life?

This session delivered in conjunction with Speech and Language Therapists from Sandwell and West Birmingham will:

 

  • Raise your awareness of why talking to your child from bump onwards is very important.
  • Increase your knowledge of speech language and communication norms / development
  • Provide ideas of how to support language development at home with everyday interactions.

 

 Book a Place

to book onto a two-hour online Bump to Baby session or Changes Antenatal Session 

Bump to Baby

Grandparents to be antenatal session

Sandwell’s Changes Antenatal offer – a two hour session specifically designed to support grandparents-to-be or other family members.

Research with new parents in Sandwell tells us that the first person they ask for advice about their new baby is a family member.  As you know, advice for looking after a new-born baby is updated regularly and we want to make sure that family members are giving the best advice and supporting current safety messages.   Topics covered included supporting well-being, feeding options, safer sleeping advice.

 

Booking is quick and easy; either online or through Healthy Sandwell. 

 

Sessions are currently being delivered online, using Microsoft Teams.  A printed handbook will be delivered through the post to support the session. 

Grandparents to be antenatal session

Virtual Breastfeeding Antenatal Workshop

FREE 2 hour course for all Sandwell parents run by the Breastfeeding Peer Support Service in Sandwell

The Breastfeeding Network Sandwell

The Breastfeeding Network

An Introduction to the Family Information Service

An opportunity to talk to one of the team in the Family Information Service about what services they can offer including childcare options.

Book an Introduction to the Family Information Service Session

Introduction to FIS Online