Nurturing and Supporting Mental Wellbeing

Children 1st – Family Wellbeing Service


The Family Wellbeing Service provides help and support to families where there is a child aged 8-18 experiencing emotional distress. The distress that the child is experiencing may be due to relational disconnection and trauma. The Family Wellbeing Service is able to offer families space and time to talk through their experiences and their feelings. The team gets alongside the whole family to help them make sense of what’s happened; to identify and connect with their own strengths and abilities; to strengthen their relationships and reduce emotional distress. Staff build relationships with families to best understand what they would like to be different and to agree on how this could be achieved.

• Support and help is offered to families where and when suits them best.

• Staff can meet with family members individually or as a family group.

• Peer group supports and befriending support is also offered to families.

• Support is flexibly tailored to enable families to get the help they need.

Support is not time limited and will be offered for as long is needed. The Family Wellbeing Service can be accessed through a direct referral from the family’s GP. Staff will contact the family within 2 weeks of being referred by their GP

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