Community and Parent Support
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Grace Mary Parent and Toddler Stay & Play
Being held every Friday (term time only). Please come and join us!
Raising a family is one of the most challenging things any of us will ever do.
Children need love, attention, patience, meals, clothes, guidance and boundaries - often all before 8.30 in the morning!
Sometimes as parents we have our own issues to deal with, or circumstances such as disability, moving to a new area, or family conflict which can make the challenges even greater.
Our vision for effective parenting is that there will be no stigma attached to parents seeking help to strengthen their parenting skills in order to support their children and raise aspirations. Most people become parents with excitement and anticipation, but the pressures of today's world can make parenthood difficult and isolating. Parenting programmes provide opportunities to learn and improve skills, often problems arise, or indeed, before becoming a parent. They also provide a chance to meet and share experiences with other parents and make new friends.
Murray Hall Community Trust
'Valuing People, Valuing Communities.'
During these unprecedented times, Murray Hall want to reassure all our local children, adults, communities, partners and funders that we remain committed to providing ongoing essential support to our local community whilst ensuring the safety of our staff and volunteers
Sandwell Council Family Information Service
Sandwell Family Life
Supporting young people and families to get the best from life. Click here to be taken to their website.
There is lots of information on the website to help with things such as Counselling and Listening, Exercise, Sport & Recreation, Holiday Activities, Emergency Help and Managing Your Money to name a few.
Rowley Family Hub
Sandwell Talking Healthy Minds
Sandwell Healthy Minds provides both psychological therapies service for people who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress as well as supporting people on their personal journey towards a meaningful and satisfying life, where hope, opportunity and choice are the key elements through our Recovery College.
The Service is open to anyone who is age 16 and over and registered with a Sandwell GP.
Cost of Living - Family Support Services
Please find below links to an updated Cost of Living family support services sheet which has information on a whole range of support services for families including energy bills, debt advice, food, financial, mental health and emotional support, unemployment and getting a job support.
Parent Handbook - Cost of Living Support
Cost of Living - Family Support Services
Sandwell Cost of Living Help
The local foodbank to Grace Mary Primary School is run by Black Country Food Bank and is open every Wednesday morning 10.00am – 12.00noon
Holy Cross Church
Internet Safety at home
Lots of information can be found on our website under 'Information for Parents - E-safety at Grace Mary' or by clicking here
Skips Safety Net
There is a real and growing concern of how many young people find it ok to share inappropriate images online. It is leading to so many becoming vulnerable to potential exploitation, blackmail and harm from a young age, leaving a lasting digital footprint. If you share it, you are involved.
The poster below reinforces online safety practices and encourages open conversations among parents, caregivers, and colleagues on this sensitive issue.
Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
Please see the below information on a fantastic opportunity for parents and carers of children aged 8 – 16 in Rowley Regis to attend a fully funded Youth Mental Health First Aid course on the below four dates, all of which are 10.00am – 2.30pm at Cradley Heath Community Centre, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JG.
Friday 2nd Feb
Monday 5th Feb
Friday 9th Feb
Monday 12th Feb
The course will give parents the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to help and support the children in their families to develop and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing while effectively managing any struggles the children may experience.
The course is fully funded so is FREE to all parents and carers attending.
Following the course all parents will receive 6 group mentoring support sessions from trained professionals to help them put their new skills and knowledge into practice, share experiences and deal with any challenges or questions.
Places are limited so please can parents either email TCE@kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk or call 0121 565 5605 and speak to the training team to book a place.