Building Relationships for Stronger Families
Being a parent can be challenging – but when your relationship with your partner, or your ex-partner, isn’t going well it’s even tougher.
There are times when we are all under stress but while conflict is part of family life for everyone, sometimes difficulties between parents – whether they are living together or have separated - can get in the way of being able to manage life at your best.
The Building Relationships for Stronger Families Programme offers support to parents who are struggling with their relationship with their partner or ex-partner and provide one to one Zoom sessions with a practitioner.
Online Information & Resources
Relationships aren’t built on the expectation that you’ll be spending all day, every day with that person. Please find advice about how to give yourself a break and develop a new ‘normal’ during these circumstances to help make your relationship a bit smoother.
You can watch the experiences of children and young people who have parents that don’t get along in this five minute video. The stories explain the impact of different types of parental conflict, from parents arguing, to a lack of warmth to fraught contact arrangements.
See It Differently have 4 short videos that demonstrate how small changes can make life easier for everyone in the family, reducing the impact of arguments on children. They also offer a secure web chat session with one of their listeners.
In addition, here you can access guidelines for parents of children or adolescents with violent or distructive behaviours.
Other useful links
For Baby’s Sake
For Baby’s Sake is a programme for expectant parents, whether together as a couple or not, who want to bring an end to domestic abuse and create the best possible start in life for their baby.
For Baby's Sake helps both parents to make the lasting changes that they want for themselves and their family.
For Baby’s Sake could be recommended if:
- pregnancy is ideally before 28 weeks
- both parents are willing to co parent – they do not have to be in a relationship or live together to take part in the programme
- both parents are aged 17 or over when baby is born
- the female co parent/baby lives within the three boroughs (Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea).
Telephone: 07702 538 100
Information Advice Support Service (IASS) for Children & Young People with SEND and their parents.
Information Advice Support Service (IASS) is a free confidential service for parents, children and young people who live in the City of Westminster. We provide access to impartial guidance and support on matters relating to the law, local policy and practice, the local offer and Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessments. Contact your local IASS on firstname.lastname@example.org or advice line 020 7641 5355. Visit the IASS website for further information about their service.
NAS Teen Life
A programme for parents and carers of young people aged 10-16yrs old on the Autistic Spectrum. The programme consists of six sessions.
Aim: To empower, inform and equip parents/carers.
Provides strategies and ideas on how to support autistic young people through their teen years.
Bookings for the course will be made at the information session.
For more information contact
Fiona 07971 026 766 / email@example.com
or Mimi 07807 159 919 / Mimi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Posters for the information session and course can be found in the 'downloads' area to the right of the page.
Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling. The issues we support families with include family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.