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.
Challenging Intergenerational Adversity: Promoting Emotional Health for All
Family Links held an event in Edinburgh on 13 March 2019.
During the event we:
- Heard stories from parents attending a group of the Nurturing Programme and practitioners delivering it
- Learned more about Emotional Health and its importance for parents, children and teachers
- Heard about Family Links work
- Shared challenges and good practice with colleagues
These are the videos we showed on the day:
- Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
- Muslim fathers share their experience of attending a Nurturing Programme group
- Welcome to the World Programme in Cardiff
- Never too soon, never too late – Sonia’s Story
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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
Youth in Mind Conference – Oxford
We were delighted to take part in this excellent conference organised by Oxfordshire Youth and Oxfordshire Mind with over 400 delegates coming together to think about young people’s mental health.
Upcoming training courses:
- PGL training in Birmingham May 2019
- PGL training in Oxford June 2019
- Working with Families with Complex Needs training in London July 2019
Go to our training calendar
Family Links seeks a Executive and Office Administrator (maternity cover)!
A terrific opportunity has opened up to join a leading charity and social enterprise, working at the heart of the organisation to support the CEO and Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the day-to-day functioning and operations of the charity, and gain insight into the governance, management and operations of a well-established and impactful organisation. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled, organised, articulate and proactive individual to have a major impact on the organisation at many levels. We invite you to explore our website and consider how your skills could support and empower the CEO and Senior Leadership Team to reach even more children, families and schools.
Closing date for applications – Midnight, Sunday 21st April 2019