Parenting Support Programmes

Being a parent or carer is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but we also know that it can be difficult at times, especially if there are other things going on in your life. It can be normal to find parenting challenging and at some point, nearly all parents and carers will find their child’s behaviour confusing or difficult to manage.

Parenting programmes help parents and carers to explore the challenges they are experiencing in their parenting and allows them space to think about what they might like to do differently in future. The programmes help parents and carers to understand the different behavioural and developmental stages of their baby, child or teenager and support parents and carers to become more confident in their parenting role.

The parenting programmes in Oldham are based on evidence that they make a positive difference for parents. They are delivered by experienced, trained practitioners who are able to provide support, advice and guidance to parents to help them find ways to deal with challenging behaviours, reduce stress and have strengthened relationships with their children. The programmes also help parents and carers to build upon their existing skills and learn from each other.

Parenting programmes are delivered throughout the year, across Oldham with morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available.

Baby Bonding (0-1yr)

Baby Bonding is 5 week course for parents of babies from 28 weeks conception to up to 1 year (providing baby is still non mobile) to learn about how they can develop a strong bond and build a relationship with their baby from before they are born and through the early stages of their life.

Each hour long session will  help parents learn about their baby’s brain development and ways to understand and communicate with their baby through fun activities. Its particularly helpful if parents are feeling anxious or worried about their new baby.

To apply for this programme please email parentsupporthub@oldham.gov.uk. To find out when the sessions are happening, see the Parenting Support events page.

Triple P Discussion Groups (2-9yrs)

Triple P Discussion Groups are 2-hour workshops for parents of children aged 2-9 years who want to learn skills to manage common behaviour problems including not listening, fighting, and aggression, and managing situations such as going on outings with children, mealtimes, and bedtimes.

During the workshop, parents will talk about typical situations that they may experience at home and think about how they can use the skills that they learn about to help manage those situations.

To apply for this programme please email parentsupporthub@oldham.gov.uk. To find out when the sessions are happening, see the Parenting Support events page.

Youth Connect 5

Youth Connect 5 is a course for parents of children aged 8-16years. The course last for 5 weeks and parents attend for 2 hours each week to develop knowledge and skills that will support them to understand their child, help them to build a stronger relationship with their child and learn ways to help their child cope with difficult situations.

To apply for this programme please email parentsupporthub@oldham.gov.uk. To find out when the sessions are happening, see the Parenting Support events page.

The Nurture Programme (2-12yrs)

This is a 10-week programme for 2.5 hours a week for parents of children aged 2-12yrs. The programme promotes emotional health, relationship skills and positive behaviour management strategies. It aims to help adults understand and manage feelings and behaviour and become more positive and nurturing in their relationships with children and each other. It encourages an approach to relationships that provide adults and children with the understanding, skills, and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships.  

To apply for this programme please email parentsupporthub@oldham.gov.uk. To find out when the sessions are happening, see the Parenting Support events page.