Families in Mind is a service for the whole family to access together whether that be as an individual family unit or alongside other families with similar difficulties. Families can work on communication skills, reducing conflicts increasing family connections and strengths
There are a range of services that can be provided to the family these can include those listed below as well as prioritised access to Counselling
Family solutions is a low level guided self-help service for families. Your family will work with a practitioner in a safe confidential environment to explore issues, set goals and build on your current strengths. The sessions are an hour long for up to eight weeks. The main area of focus for these sessions can be improving communication, reducing conflict, building strengths and understanding roles; however these session can be flexible to meet your family needs
To access this service your family will first need to attend a family assessment, this will help us to get a better idea as to the type of support that your are wanting as well as making sure that you are referred to the most appropriate services.
Families together is a group course for families to attend together with other families who are experiencing similar difficulties, this course runs for eight weeks. This is a course designed for families who are struggling with difficulties in relation to communication, conflicts and emotional well-being.
Parents and CYP (children and young people) Together
Parents and CYP together are two separate courses designed for family members who want to work on family issues but in a separate environment. Parents Together will focus on how to improve communication, conflicts and emotional well-being for parents as well as learning new techniques. CYP Together will provide an opportunity for CYP to explore their family issues with their peers and learn positive skills in a fun and engaging way.
All families will need to attend a family assessment. The appointment will last approx. 1 hour and will be with one of our family practitioners; it is an opportunity for your family to share the things they have been struggling with recently and explore the different services that we have on offer. Following the appointment your family will then be placed on waiting list for the service that you have chosen to access.