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HOPE Harrow

HOPE offers a wide range of parenting support: parenting groups, courses, workshops and one to one parent mentoring in English and also community languages.

For professionals, HOPE can provide workshops and training sessions on any of the topics listed below, focussing on communication skills, improving behaviour in the classroom and motivating students to learn.

PARENT MENTORING
For parents who would like individual support around parenting issues.
A trained parent mentor visits the parent/carer in their home or a community venue, where they can share their concerns about their family in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The mentor will help the parent/carer to explore effective parenting strategies to meet their family’s needs.
This service is free to Harrow residents and is supported by the John Lyon’s Charity. The cost is £40 per hour for non-Harrow residents.

MOTHER TONGUE PARENTING SUPPORT
Culturally sensitive parenting support, courses and workshops for parents in their first language  - by arrangement in schools and in the community (Tamil, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Kurdish, Greek, Chinese, and Arabic).

EFFECTIVE PARENTING
An 8 week course where parents/carers learn practical communication skills and positive parenting strategies for everyday life to develop their abilities to bring up confident, happy, and co-operative children.

LIVING WITH A TEENAGER
An 8 week course covering the issues and challenges presented by pre-teens and teenagers. Topics include: 
- Understanding and acknowledging the needs of adolescents
- Practicing ways of negotiating and setting limits
- Finding different ways to communicate effectively
- Explore peer pressure

ANGER MANAGEMENT
Courses and workshops for parents/carers and children separately or together to develop strategies to manage anger in the family

WORKSHOPS
Topics include:  Sibling Rivalry, Anger Management, Conflict Resolution,
Living with Toddlers, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Bullying, Speakeasy, Stress Reduction, Positive Discipline, Ages and Stages of Development, Parenting Pre-Teens, Bedtime struggles, Internet Safety,  Social Media Safety, Setting Limits, Homework strategies and motivation in school, Transition to Primary or Secondary School, Bullying, Successful Routines, Family Meetings, Successful grandparenting.

Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of parents and schools, just ask.

HOPE’s Facilitators are trained in the following evidence based parenting programmes: 
- Family Links Nurturing Programme
- Speakeasy Sex & Relationship Education
- Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme
- Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities
- WhyTry
- Mellow Parenting
- Working with Parents

Address:
The Lodge, 64 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HZ
Umbrella org:
Registered as Harrow Family Learning Network
Area serviced:
London Borough of Harrow and neighbouring boroughs
Telephone:
020 8863 7319
Opening times:
10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, during term-time
Who is it for:
All parents and carers
Languages:
Parenting courses are currently available in Tamil, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Kurdish, Greek, Chinese, and Arabic
Disabled access:
Meeting rooms can be arranged providing access for people with disabilities
Charges:
Mentoring is free, courses and workshops are charged (concessions available)
How to apply:
Self referral, statutory referrals, referrals from schools, referrals from children’s services, health referrals, referrals from other agencies
Buses:
140, 182, 183, 186, 340 and H18
Train/tube:
Harrow-on-the-Hill (Metropolitan, National Rail)
Parking:
Free parking is available near the office
Sector:
Voluntary
Last updated:
23/02/2018