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Parental support workshops on offer for local families

23 May 2016
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Rochford parents are being invited to free sessions offering opportunities to share, explore and learn new parenting skills at Parentalk workshops.

Maureen’s Gift

Thanks to a £500 donation from Rochford Housing’s Maureen’s Gift Fund, local parents of teenagers are invited to come along to the programme taking place at Megacentre Rayleigh.

Friendly and informal

The course is set to deliver a range of sessions around issues that can have an effect on parenting a teenager, such as understanding their emotions, staying connected and managing communication and conflict.

Come along

The six-week programme will take place 12.30-2.30pm every Tuesday from 7 June at the Megacentre on Brook Road, Rayleigh, with local parents of teenagers welcome to book a place and come along.

“Support to residents in all age groups”

Emma Keegan, Rochford Housing’s managing director, said: “We want to make sure we offer support to our residents across all age groups and the Parentalk project gives us a fantastic opportunity to do that.

“Previous courses have proven to be very successful and I would urge all local parents with teenagers to book a place.”

“It’s about sharing and exploring what works well”

Jamie Sawtell from Megacentre Rayleigh added: “Everyone needs a bit of support sometimes, and we welcome people from all walks of life on our Parentalk courses. It’s not about being told what to do, it’s about sharing and exploring what works well.”

Any local parents of teenagers who are interested in booking a free place on the course can contact Julie Sawford at Megacentre Rayleigh by emailing julie.sawford@megacentrerayleigh.co.uk or by calling 01268 779100.

Maureen’s Gift funding supports charities, resident groups and voluntary organisations in need of donations to help deliver community activities. It was set up in 2011 in memory of local community champion and former chairperson of the Rochford Housing Association board, Maureen Vince.

To apply or find out more, contact the Rochford Housing office, quoting Maureen’s Gift on either 0300 1233511 or 0800 131 3348. Alternatively, email contactus@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.