Our New Way of Working With Parents
The Parent Rooms aims to support parents experiencing mental health difficulties by creating a circle of support, providing a safe space for you to explore how you are feeling, make friends with others who just ‘get it’ and learn tools to improve your wellbeing.
Our main goal is to empower you to take control over your own journey and we’ve been working hard over the summer to re-work how we do these based on what parents like you are telling us.
Our new three-stage model Engage.Evolve.Empower. meets you where you are in your mental health journey and provides a clear pathway for wellness.
How does it work?
Step 1: Engage
The first step is for you to register with us for support either by referring yourself here or by having a professional such as a GP or midwive refer you here. Once you’ve registered, you will be matched with a Parent Advocate who will be your guide throughout the whole process.
Your Parent Advocate will work with you to create a Wellness Plan that will help you identify the areas you want to improve and what supports might work best for you. You can find out more about this stage here.
Step 2: Evolve
Once you have created your Wellness Plan, the next step is to begin learning tools and techniques to improve your wellbeing. You will create a self-help toolkit and might engage in extra supports such as counselling or one-to-one peer support. Your Parent Advocate can help you decide what will work best for you.
In this stage you will also have access to a range of programs and activities such as yoga, baby massage, art therapy, gardening and more to help you sustain your wellbeing.
You can find out more about the Evolve stage here
Step 3: Empower
Once you reach the Empower stage you should be feeling happier, healthier and more resilient. You might want to do something to help others who are just starting their journey to get to where you are now.
You might want to volunteer, host social groups, fundraise for us or raise awareness through story-telling and campaigning. We will provide all the training and support you will need.
You can find out more about the Empower stage here.
Putting You In Control
As you can see, our new model puts you firmly in control of your well-being and how to move beyond your personal struggles and into a place of health and happiness.
Our team will walk with you along the way and help you connect to others who understand what you are going through, to create a supportive community where you can feel you belong.
If you have any questions about Engage.Evolve.Empower. please get in touch:
T: 028 95 38 04 04