Family Links has been working throughout the UK for over 20 years to support children, parents and teachers with their emotional health and wellbeing, with an emphasis on early intervention.
We aim to empower children, parents, families, schools and workplaces to prioritise positive emotional health, by delivering innovative, high quality training to health and social care services, third sector organisations, schools and universities. We aim to reach parents and their families whether they are at home, at school or at work.
Our Nurturing Programme, which underpins all of our work, is designed to provide adults and children with the understanding, skills and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships.
Case Study of Family Links work with Pegasus School on the FEA Annual Report
Family Links and Emotional Health at School work with the Fair Education Alliance (FEA) to campaign for change in our Education System. Leading the work of ‘Impact Goal 3: Ensuring Social and emotional competencies, good mental health and wellbeing’ for children in schools, we have worked with over 100 other organisations to identify the key policy changes needed.
Read the 2018 Report Card launched today and look out for the case study of our work with Pegasus and the Blackbird Academy Trust on pages 16 and 17.
News & Blog
Frontline: Parenting, Culture and Religion – Working with Muslim Families
We enjoyed working with Frontline to deliver training to help student social workers explore the differences between culture and religion, and the impact of culture on parenting as well as on our own practice and safeguarding.
The students were very engaged with the content which stimulated interesting and thought provoking discussion. These are some of the thoughts they shared with us after the training:
“I have worked extensively with other cultures and so it was great to have these discussions and be reminded about things that I’d forgotten. Rowen was really great, a great facilitator and he put the information across really well. Thank you.”
“Amazing session, thank you. We can take lots of new knowledge away with us and work on putting our own stamp on this when working with families.”
“Engaging session, enjoyed the activities to make you aware of your own thoughts and how these may impact your work.”
Frontline is a charity with a mission to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Visit their website to find out more: thefrontline.org.uk
We offer innovative, high-quality training courses around the UK for those working with children, parents, families or in schools.
We can come to you to provide in-house training courses for a group or team or you can join us at one of our training venues around the country.
The best training ever. Can’t wait to get started. This training has been life changing for me and I know it will have the same effect on parents too!
North East, 2015
Promoting Emotional Health for All
York, Thursday 6th December 2018
Thank you all for coming to our event, and for sharing your knowledge about what really works for families and schools in the North East area.
During the event we:
- Heard stories of success from those working with families in the North East
- Learned more about Emotional Health and its importance for parents, children and teachers
- Heard about Family Links work, locally and nationally
- Shared challenges and good practice with colleagues from around the North East
As always, feel free to contact us or call our main office on 01865 401800 if you have any questions or comments.
Family Links seeks a Research Lead!
A terrific opportunity has opened up to join a leading charity and social enterprise, working at the heart of the organisation to learn from research and evaluation from the inception of the charity, through independent research and routine monitoring of data to assess outcomes for parents and children.
We are looking for an individual to further develop its research and evaluation strategy to provide both qualitative and quantitative evidence of the impact of the programmes, to generate learning that can be used to improve Family Links programmes and their implementation, and to further understanding of emotional health and its importance as an individual, organisational and societal level.
Closing date for applications – Midnight, Sunday 27th January 2019