Being a parent is hugely rewarding role – but it can also be a challenging one. Whether you are a mum, dad, step-parent or grandparent, raising children can be the greatest joy in the world, but it’s not the easiest of jobs.

Parenting Matters is a 16-hour course, tailored to meet the needs of today’s parents. On the course we work with parents to look at the issues that are important to them. Together we explore strategies and approaches that can be used in the real world when parenting.

All of our facilitators are parents themselves and have been on the Parenting Matters course, this is because we know that the best people to help parents are other parents. We all develop skills and expertise as we bring up our children. Our facilitators give parents the opportunity to share these skills and learn from each other in a more focused way.

Parents who participate in our Parenting Matters course also have the opportunity to become a Licensed Parenting Matters Facilitator or undergo training and support to run a parent support group in their local community.

Emergency Support

If you are in a crisis and in need of immediate support you can contact: