What's makes Family Group special?

Family Group provides a supportive, confidential and positive environment where change can happen.

Weekly one-to-one time to re-connect with your child

We work as a group

We figure things out together 

It's safe

We develop new skills each week

 

"Some of the most comforting words in the universe are
'me too'. That moment when
you find out that your struggle is also someone else's struggle, that you're not alone, and that others have been down the same road."

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Who comes to Family Group?

Family Group parents all share the same common goal of wanting the best for their child.

 

We all want our children to be happy, to enjoy learning at school, and ultimately to grow into independent, resilient adults. That's what brings us all together in Family Group.


Many of the parents in Family Group have children who are:

 

  •  Unhappy at home or in school

  •  Don't want to attend school

  •  Being bullied

  •  Presenting behavioural difficulties in school or at home

  •  Having problems making friends

  •  Anxious or withdrawn

  •  Difficult to understand


Whilst all children who attend Family Group face their own unique challenges, working together in a supportive environment means difficulties can be worked on and solutions found to make life easier for everyone.

 
Why come to Family Group?

If your child is struggling in school or with any aspect of family life then Family Group can help.

Everyone can get a little stuck from time to time and we can all benefit from the support of others.

Family Group is all about change.

Some of the changes parents and teachers have

noticed in children coming to Family Group include:

  • Increased confidence

  • Feeling happier

  • Finding friendships easier

  • Fewer difficulties in school

  • Completing more work in class

  • Better concentration

  • Improved behaviour

Family Group provides a safe, supportive, confidential and positive environment where change can happen.

Family Group benefits everyone. Parents report that Family Group helps them improve their relationship with their child.

Family Group also helps parents to:

  • Feel safe

  • Feel heard

  • Form trusting relationships

  • Grow in confidence

  • Feel closer to their child

  • Learn new skills

  • Understand their children’s needs/anxieties

  • Recognise their own need

  • Manage rather than react to challenges

 

Time together

 

Family Group provides an opportunity to spend some quality time with your child, away from the stresses of everyday life and to work through the things that are difficult for you both.

Family Group is unique

Unlike other forms of therapy that focus only on helping the child, we believe it’s important to support parents as well. As parents, you are your child’s best resource. We have parents, therapists, children, and school leaders all working together in the same room at the same time. By working together this results in the most positive outcomes for everyone.

To find out how Family Group has benefited parents like you, read some of the feedback we have received on 'Our Families' page.

Children who attend Family Group have:

More

confidence

Find friendships easier

Fewer difficulties in school

Complete more work

 
What happens at Family Group?
  • Between 5-8 families meet together weekly in school with a therapist and a member of the school staff. 

  • We talk, play, listen, have fun and work on change.  

  • Families help families, sharing ideas, sorting problems and learning from each other.

  • The sessions use targets and games as vehicles for change. Targets are worked on at school and at home.

A relaxed and friendly group

We know that it can be daunting to attend a Family Group at first. There is absolutely no pressure to share anything you don’t want to with the group. In fact, we encourage you to just come and observe to start with so you can get a feel for the group and how it works. You will still benefit from the one to one time with your child in the group.

Mark Griffiths

CEO & Educational Psychotherapist

We’ve put together a list of commonly asked questions about Family Group. If you have a question that’s not on the list, then feel free to send us a message. We’re happy to answer any questions you have.

 

Make a small change today, contact us to find out more about attending a Family Group.

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