*PLEASE NOTE THIS FORM IS FOR PARENTS TO SELF-REFER. IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL REFERRING A PARENT, PLEASE USE OUR PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL FORM HERE.
Why do I need to register?
In order to ensure you get the best possible support, we need some information. This will allow us to form a picture of what you’ve been experiencing and helps to to start the conversation about what we can offer. Please note that currently, we can only offer support to parents who are based in, or can travel to Belfast.
What if I just want counselling?
We understand how useful counselling is in helping you to feel better but experience has taught us that it is just one part of a bigger picture. In order to fully improve your wellbeing, there is a big element of self-help, connection to others, and learning new skills. Therefore, we only offer counselling as an additional element for those who are taking part in our programs and social connection activities and don’t take referrals for counselling alone. What that means is that when you come to our programs, if you feel you could benefit from counselling we can pair you up with one of our in-house team who will provide this for you.
What happens after I complete the form?
Once we have received your form, it will be processed and one of our team will call you to chat about what you’ve been experiencing. Depending on your needs, you will be given some options for things you can try. This could be wellbeing programs such as yoga or art, social activities such as our drop-in coffee mornings, or a place on our transformational Space For Me program. We provide free on-site childcare for children under three years old for most of our programs and can arrange a visit for you to meet the childcare team to make sure you feel confident and safe leaving your child.
You might want to come visit our Wellbeing Hub and find out more about what we do. If you need additional support, you can sit down with one of our team to create your Wellbeing Plan together. You will be given a copy of your plan to take away with you.
Your Parent Advocate is the person who will be your point of contact throughout your journey. They can answer any questions you have, help you to find resources you might need, or work on your behalf with other agencies to help you with other areas of your life. However, it is important to note that your Parent Advocate is not a counsellor. If you need counselling we will endeavour to arrange this for you though you may need to wait a while. You can expect to meet with your Parent Advocate roughly every 4-6 weeks to discuss your progress.
We look forward to walking alongside you on your road to wellbeing.
Just £10 a month will help us to deliver vital peer support to parents who are struggling.