“I have learned so much about myself and what I need going forward to be the best version of me.” Participant Spring 2024 course

Parent carers face increased risks of mental and physical health problems. Often prioritising the health and well-being of their children to the neglect of their own needs.

The Healthy Parent Carers programme improves the health and well-being of parent carers by promoting greater empowerment, resilience and confidence.

The programme has been inspired and developed by parent carers working with the University of Exeter Medical School. The ‘small steps’ approach enables participants to feel in control and able to think outside of their caring duties in an encouraging and fun way. Participants create a new community of support and develop strategies to deal with the challenges that being a parent carer brings.

The Healthy Parent Carer Programme is based around the CLANGERS, a set of small and evidence-based actions that anyone can take, which have been shown to be associated with better health and well-being.

Connect

Learning

Active

N (take) Notice

Give

Eat Well

Relax

Sleep

“Just go for it you’ll finish every session feeling better, happier and you won’t feel alone.”

Participant Spring 2024 course

Autumn term course dates

Jane Ring (Parent Support Officer) and Jo Lomas (Project Assistant) from LOOK have been trained to lead the Healthy Parent Carers course.

The course will be held via Zoom on Tuesday mornings at 10am – 12pm on:

  • 17th September
  • 24th September
  • 1st October
  • 8th October
  • 15th October
  • 22nd October

One week break

  • 5th November
  • 12th November
  • 19th November
  • 26th November
  • 3rd December
  • 10th December

A maximum of 12 parents can join each session, although there is no fee for the course, we do ask that you commit to attending all of the sessions.

We understand that due to the nature of being a parent carer, unforeseen circumstances could arise and will be accommodated.

We want to give you the time and space to take stock, reassess and develop a tool kit that will support your mental well-being now and in the future.

“If you don’t see yourself as part of the equation for needing support, think again. We tend to put everyone and everything before our own needs, but this course helps you recognise that as the engine that keeps everything going, it is essential to make sure you look after yourself, to enable everything else to keep going, but also because we’re worth it.” 

Participant Spring 2024 course


To register your interest for the Autumn course please fill out the below form.