EARLY YEARS SERVICE
There is a lack of support for new parents, who often feel isolated and anxious. Parents may have concerns about their child or have suffered a birth trauma but are unable to access the support they need.
In response and in consultation with local families, we created a safe and non-judgemental space, where parents and carers can share their experiences with our therapists and other families, as well as forming bonds with each other.
Our Early Years Project differs from other Parent and Baby/Toddler services within the community because they are delivered our team of specialist psychotherapists. In its current form the project currently consists of two weekly drop-in and group sessions and one-to-one ‘Listening Space’ sessions.
All sessions are provided to families free of charge and are funded by the kind support of donors, fundraisers, and grant-makers. This means that there is no financial barrier, which is extremely important given the increasing financial pressures that families are under. We want to ensure that families can access support from us without any additional anxiety or stress.
Group sessions take place in term time in Shrewsbury, Pontesbury and Telford.
On a Monday we run Talk and Play in the Bell Tent in Shrewsbury at the Quarry Park between 10am-3pm. Therapists Becky and Sara run the session, which is aimed at parents and carers with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
On a Tuesday we run a Drop-In session in Telford Town Park in our bell tent between 10am –2pm. This session is for parents and carers and babies and toddlers 2 years and under. It is supported through the Best Start for Life Project through Telford and Wrekin Council. The sessions are delivered by therapists Katie and Ally.
On a Wednesday we hold a Family Drop-In at the Pavillion Community Hub and Library in Pontesbury between 10-12. Becky, Sara, Olga and Therese deliver these sessions, which are aimed at parents and carers of babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. Here we always have a craft activity so children can get creative too.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more about our Early Years Service.