Parenting classes and support
Programmes for parents/carers 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.
for online chat with other parents (ALL parents/carers not just mums)
Changes Activity Sessions
Free stay and play session for families living in Sandwell
Free online courses for all parents, carers, grandparents and teens
Sandwell Council has partnered with the Solihull Approach to offer free access to expertly designed online courses for parents, carers, grandparents and teens living in the region.
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!
a 3 week session for parents-to-be led by experienced staff, midwives and health visitors
sessions that provide top tips for creating a warm, loving, safe environment for your little ones to talk, grow, learn, play and develop.
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.
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.
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.
Sessions are currently being delivered online, using Microsoft Teams. A printed handbook will be delivered through the post to support the session.
Virtual Breastfeeding Antenatal Workshop
FREE 2 hour course for all Sandwell parents run by the Breastfeeding Peer Support Service in Sandwell