Our groups have just returned from the Easter Holidays and we have a busy term planned for both groups. Mental Health First Aid will be offered at our Wardieburn group. This will be a challenging but rewarding piece of group work for our young parents. Our Muirhouse group kick off the term with a Living Life to the Full course. This course will aim to give our young parents the life skills and tools to support them to improve theirs and their children’s well-being and develop resilience. Our programme this term also includes literacy, arts and crafts, massage and health and well-being work.
Our Introductory group made the most of having the Royal Botanic Garden on our doorstep recently by going along to their Easter egg hunt. Whilst the weather didn’t manage to stay dry all day, both the parents and the children enjoyed exploring the grounds together.
Four of our young parents have just completed the Raising Children with Confidence course. This course is 7 weeks long and aims to increase parents knowledge, confidence and skills to promote positive mental health in themselves and their children. All four parents felt that the course has had a positive impact on the relationship with their children. Feedback included:- ” The course has helped me have a better understanding of my children’s brain development and emotions” and ” I have learned new ways to help my kids cope with their emotions, I feel I understand my children better and have more patience with them”.
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Stepping Stones has applied for funding through the Choose Youth Work funding stream. We are hoping to expand our sexual health and relationships workshops that we have been delivering to a local high school. If successful this funding would allow us to reach out to even more young people.
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