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Parenting groups and courses

We run a number of free courses and groups to support parents in a range of venues across Westminster.

Published on: 16 February 2021

Last updated: 16 February 2021

Mellow Parenting


Mellow Parenting is a 13-week programme which supports families facing relationship problems with children aged 5 or younger.

Meeting once a week, the programme combines personal support on parenting problems through videos and direct work with families.

The programme consists of:

  • an emphasis on parental engagement and empowerment
  • separate groups for parents and children
  • shared lunch time for children, parents and staff
  • lap games and songs to promote mutual enjoyment
  • individual analysis of video tape showing family mealtime
  • activities and outings to practice and build up new skills
  • structured parenting workshops
  • homework practice to reinforce new skills
  • built-in objective and subjective measures of change