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.
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).
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
Courses and workshops for parents/carers and children separately or together to develop strategies to manage anger in the family
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
- Mellow Parenting
- Working with Parents
The Lodge, 64 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA1 4HZ
Registered as Harrow Family Learning Network
London Borough of Harrow and neighbouring boroughs
10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, during term-time
Who is it for:
All parents and carers
Parenting courses are currently available in Tamil, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Kurdish, Greek, Chinese, and Arabic
Meeting rooms can be arranged providing access for people with disabilities
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
140, 182, 183, 186, 340 and H18
Harrow-on-the-Hill (Metropolitan, National Rail)
Free parking is available near the office