New Course Offering Support For Acton Parents

'Mental Wealth' will help local carers of children with special needs

actongardenscomcentreActon Gardens Community Centre

A supportive health programme will be starting next month for parents/carers of children with disabilities and additional needs in Acton.

The community based course called 'Mental Wealth' has been founded by Paula Watson, Humanistic counsellor and Trustee of the Acton Gardens Community Centre in a bid to help in these difficult times.

It will last for 8 weeks from January 2021 and will be led by Samia Nelson, a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist, who has delivered this elsewhere in London.

The course provides a chance for parents/carers to build friendships and support networks and will focus on developing resilience within families and positive mental health for parents/carers and their children.

Themes include managing emotions; supporting behaviour; personal power; implementing boundaries; working with anger;  nurturing ourselves; and accessing services and support.

It's hoped the course can be delivered under socially distanced conditions at the community centre in Acton, but there are plans to move it online if necessary and a laptop and broadband will be made available for those that would be unable to participate otherwise.

Yardo offers self-selected fees from the following options:
£40/ £80 /£120 for the entire 8 week parenting programme. 

However, Yardo, the organisation providing the programme say no one will be turned away due to financial reasons. There are just 10 places.

Joining Details

  • Dates: Thursday 21 January to Thursday 18 March 2021
  • Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm at Acton Gardens Community Centre.
  • Register online


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15th December 2020