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4th Jul, 2022

'Strengthened Families' project to focus on mental wellbeing in Warwickshire

A NEW project called Strengthened Families aims to support wellbeing among children and parents in Warwickshire.

It will be managed by the Parenting Project – a voluntary organisation working with children and young people, including those with special educational needs and disability (SEND), and their parents.

The Parenting Project will be offering one-to-one counselling sessions for parents, which are confidential and aim to explore strategies to help them.

Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) families spokesman Jeff Morgan said: “I am really pleased to see these funds used to support children and families across Warwickshire and Strengthened Families will feed into the council’s aim of ensuring that all our children and young people can lead a fulfilling life and be part of their community.

“This is complementary support that will take place alongside the positive work ongoing through the council’s SEND and Inclusion Change Programme.”

The project is one of 36 funded through WCC’s Covid-19 Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Fund that has awarded £750,000 to support community groups and businesses.

Parenting Project CEO Elaine Johnson said: “The Parenting Project is delighted to be able to support the council in their aim to ensure that all children and young people can lead a fulfilling life and be part of their community. We are honoured to be awarded the funding to enable us to extend our work to families who need us the most.”

Counselling sessions can be accessed via phone, virtual sessions through zoom or face to face. Parenting Project can offer up to 18 sessions of counselling.

Email counselling@parentingproject.org.uk for more information.

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