Offering parents a safe space to be listened to without an agenda. Somewhere to belong where they can share their ideas and burdens with parents in the same position as them.
“We get launched into parenthood with the expectation that we know what we are doing and the whole thing’s a given. But growing a small human is tricky, and helping them grow themselves into bigger humans can be a serious challenge.” (Shona, Family Support Team Leader)
Groups meet once a month to catch up, share their struggles and support each other. For some it is the only opportunity they get during the month to take a step out of their busy and often complicated lives to take time for themselves.
“It’s not just about helping people become better parents, we aim to help people reach their full potential in all aspects of their life helping them find their identity again, reminding them that they aren’t just ‘mum’ or ‘dad’.”
This gift will be used where it is most needed in The Door’s Family Support Service.