We provide a number of services and supports for parents from all over Northern Ireland. Whether you would like to try peer support, counselling, one of our wellbeing programs, or whether you just want to meet people who understand how you feel, we’ve got you covered.
We run a series of face-to-face and online peer support groups. These groups are run by trained peer support volunteers who have all had their own experiences with mental illness. We can also offer one-to-one peer support where we match you up with a trained peer supporter who can talk with you once a week via phone, chat, text or email.
While it can be daunting to join a new group, all our peer support groups are very friendly and welcoming. We keep them small (less than eight people per session) to allow everyone a chance to talk and make friends.
You don’t have to talk if you don’t want to, sometimes just being with people who have had a similar experience can help.
As well as our peer support groups, we offer parents the opportunity to take part in a range of other programs that help promote wellbeing, build confidence, and make new friends.
These programs can range from fitness programs to crafting, and personal development.
We also host coffee mornings and toddler groups so that you will always have a place to go with your child to try something new or seek support.
The Parent Rooms have partnered with Relate NI to deliver counselling to parents referred through our services.
Depending on our level of funding we may be able to offer counselling services for parents struggling with mental health issues. This is offered through a qualified counselling partner and is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
We can offer up to 6 sessions of counselling and most parents will be contacted within two weeks of their referral.
We may also be able to offer counselling in-house with one of our student counsellors depending upon availability and suitability.
If you would like to be added to be considered for counselling please complete the registration form using the button below.
If, for any reason we are operating a waiting list for counselling, we can offer you other services while you wait such as peer support and WRAP planning.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well, and make their life the way they want it to be.
WRAP Will Help You:
WRAP is for anyone, any time. It will support you in being the way you want to be and doing the things you want to do.
Our trained peer support workers can work with you to develop your own WRAP plan which you can then use to promote and protect your wellbeing.
We rely on your generous donations to allow us to deliver all our services and supports to parents and their families. A regular monthly donation will help us reach more parents across Northern Ireland, ensuring that no parent is left to struggle alone.