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Parent Infant Mental Health Support

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Welcome

Priory PIMHS (Parent Infant Mental Health Support) offers support to families around their emotional wellbeing. We can offer one-to-one support and counselling, or you can come along to one of our small, weekly antenatal or postnatal groups, where you can meet and chat with other parents/carers or seek the advice or help of our team of professionals. Most days of the week we run groups for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies, which your baby will love - but which can be therapeutic for the whole family. If you feel you could benefit from one of the services offered by the Priory PIMHS Team please speak with your Midwife or Health Visitor, who can make a referral for you, or contact our team directly using the number given. PIMHS is a specialist service which forms part of our wider Children’s Centre programme. This is available to collect from any of our Children’s Centres.

One to One Support

Contact: 01493 743066

Sometimes it can be hard to join a new group. We can give you one-to-one support on your own or with your baby - at home or in the Children’s Centre. If you would like to arrange an appointment please contact your Health Visitor.

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Baby Massage

Contact: 01493 743062

4 Week IAIM (Accredited Infant Massage Course) for mums, dads & babies. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

10.00-11.30

Baby massage can benefit your baby in so many ways: * Enhances parent/baby communication * Helps parents/babies to relax * May help to improve your baby’s sleep pattern * Aids your baby’s digestion and relieves wind and colic * Strengthens your baby’s immune system * Helps develop muscle tone and coordination.

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Baby Yoga

Contact: 01493 743062

For babies aged 12 weeks to pre-mobile. Runs half termly. It is beneficial to attend every session and comfortable clothing is recommended. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

TBC

Baby yoga is done with baby, not to baby, supporting to recognise baby’s cues. Moves are introduced for baby and mum, along with fun songs to aid the release of tension and stress in the body and to calm the mind. Benefits of Baby Yoga: * Promotes relaxation and enhances the bond between baby and parent in a relaxed, calm environment * Helps to settle babies and may enhance sleep patterns * Supports baby’s digestion and relief for colic * Strengthens the physical body and stimulates the senses * Balance and harmony of the body systems

Bump2Baby

Contact: 01493 743034

Weekly group for expectant and new mums with their babies. Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

1.00-2.30

Having a new baby can be an emotional time. Bump2Baby is a space for you to think about you and your baby and your future together. You will have the opportunity to talk to other new mums, and mums to be, about your feelings in those first months in a supportive and confidential way. 3


Circle of Security Contact: 01493 743061

A 9-week programme for parents. Runs from 23 Jan to 27 Mar. A crèche is provided. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

10.00-12.00

Research shows that children are happier, more sociable and have higher self esteem if they have a secure attachment with their parents. As parents, we can help our children to develop this emotional security by understanding what they need at different times. ‘Circle of Security’ is an established course that helps parents to better understand how to create a secure attachment with their children.

Exploring Play

Contact: 01493 743065

For children with additional needs aged 0-8. Mondays at Priory Children’s Centre. Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

12.30-2.00

A fun and engaging group which encourages social skill development through play alongside other children. The group is designed to help prepare children for the transition to nursery or school. The sessions focus on social skill development and communication development through planned and varied play sessions.

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Counselling

Contact: 01493 743063

Our counselling service is available for parents at both Priory and Seagulls Children’s Centres. Priory Children’s Centre Seagulls Children’s Centre

Mon

9.00-4.30

Fri

9.00-4.30

Wed

9.00-4.30

This service is FREE to parents of 0-8 year olds and delivered by trained counsellors, who have experience and expertise in working with a variety of clients, from diverse backgrounds and with complex needs. The counselling service will provide an initial assessment and, if appropriate, offer 6 sessions, with an option of a further 3-6 sessions in cases of real need. There are a number of ways you can refer into the service: * Pick up a referral form from Priory Children’s Centre * Call our counsellor direct: 01493 743063 * Email: lesley-houghton@gyctrust.co.uk

Family Guys

Contact: 01493 743063

For dads and male carers with pre-school children. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

1.00-2.30

We understand how important it is for children to enjoy time with their dads or male carers, so here is an opportunity for you to come and spend some quality play time with your little one. We have age appropriate toys for you and your children to play together. You will meet dads who like to come and enjoy quality time with their children. 5


Just 4 Dads

Contact: 01493 743063

Sessions take place monthly on a Monday at the Priory Chldren’s Centre. Please book for this group through your Midwife or contact our team directly at the number above. Priory Children’s Centre

Mon

1.00-3.30

The programme is divided into 3 sessions: Before the Birth Session 1 – What type of dad do I want to be? Session 2 – What does it mean to be a dad? After the Birth Session 3 – How does it feel to be a dad?

Music Nest

Contact: 07762 972032

Music Nest is held in the Priory Music Room. Groups run on Wednesdays for babies aged 0-1 year and children aged 1-5 years. Priory Children’s Centre

Wed

10.00-10.45

Ages 0-1

Wed

1.30-2.15

Ages 1-5

Music has a positive effect on wellbeing. Music Nest is a small group that offers families a supportive environment which gives time and space to follow the children’s interests, delight in achievements and to support empathetic responses at your child’s level. Some of the activities are repeated each week, becoming familiar to both parents and children/babies. 6


The Listening Project 1-1 support in the home for pregnant mums during the later stages of pregnancy and following the birth of their new-born baby.

Some women find pregnancy a difficult and lonely time, leading to low mood, anxiety and isolation. This can impact on the mum’s mental health and relationship with her developing baby. We will provide regular listening visits over a 12 week period to help these mothers to feel less isolated, supporting their well-being so they are more able to develop a secure bond with their baby.

Contact Susan or Kim: 01493 743034

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Portage Portage is a service for pre-school children with additional needs and their families, which helps to develop a quality of life in which they can learn and play together, participate and be included in their community.

Portage practitioners aim to empower parents to make informed choices about their child’s development whilst supporting them to feel confident in their own abilities. Traditionally Portage is delivered by Portage Home Visitors in the family’s home. Portage is by referral only. Contact Kim White, Portage Practitioner: 01493 743034/ 07956 839842 or Gemma Robinson: 01493 743004

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Programme Priory Children’s Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW MONDAY Counselling

Free to parents of 0-8 year olds

9.00-4.30

01493 743063

Exploring Play

For children with additional needs aged 0-8 years

12.30-2.00

01493 743065

Bump2Baby

For expectant & new mums with their babies

1.00-2.30

01493 743034

Pathway to Parenting

Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: Mon 4 Sept or Mon 30 Oct. Your Midwife will give you a booking form to complete

1.00-3.00

01493 660090

Just 4 Dads

Runs monthly on a Monday

1.00-3.30

01493 743063

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-1.00

07983 959975

Nurture Play

Individual sessions for families

9.30-4.30

01493 743065

Baby Massage

4 Week IAIM (Accredited Infant Massage Course) for mums, dads & babies

10.00-11.30

01493 743062

Baby Yoga

For babies aged 12 weeks to pre-mobile. Runs half termly

TBC

01493 743062

Circle of Security

A 9-week programme for parents. Runs from 23 Jan to 27 Mar. Crèche provided.

10.00-12.00

01493 743061

Family Guys

For dads & male carers with pre-school children

1.00-2.30

01493 743063

Baby Clinic

Drop-in for parents with babies 0-1 years

1.00-3.00

0300 300 0123

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-4.00

07983 959975

Music Nest

For 0-1 year olds

10.00-10.45

07762 972032

Nurture Group

An 8-week programme for babies & families who have spent time on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Baby Unit

TBC

0300 300 0123

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Speech & Language Therapy

There will be drop-in sessions for children aged 4 years & under on Weds 20 Sep | 18 Oct | 22 Nov | 13 Dec

1.00-3.00

01493 808630

Music Nest

For 1-5 year olds

1.30-2.15

07762 972032

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THURSDAY Treasure Baskets

For babies who can sit unsupported

10.00-11.00

01493 743062

9.00-4.30

01493 743063

FRIDAY Counselling

Free to parents of 0-8 year olds

Play Nest

For families with children under 5

10.00-11.30

01493 743062

Music Therapy

For children with additional needs

12.00-4.30

01493 743065

Seagulls Children’s Centre, Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP MONDAY Ante natal course for expectant mums (4 x 2hr sessions). Courses start: Mon 2 Oct or Mon 27 Nov. Your Midwife will give you a booking form to complete

2.00-4.00

01493 660090

Free to parents of 0-8 year olds

9.00-4.30

01493 743063

There will be drop-in sessions for children Speech & aged 4 years & under on Wed 27 Sep | Language Therapy 1 Nov | 29 Nov

9.30-11.30

01493 808630

Baby Clinic

For parents with babies aged 0-1 years

1.00-3.00

0300 300 0123

Midwife Clinic

Please call to arrange an appointment

9.00-5.00

07983 959975

Breastfeeding Workshop

For expectant mums, partners & supporters. 1st Friday of each month

11.00-12.30

01493 660090

Baby CafĂŠ

For breastfeeding and expectant mothers

1.00-3.00

01493 660090

Pathway to Parenting WEDNESDAY Counselling

FRIDAY

Cobholm & Lichfield Resource Centre, Pasteur Road, Gt Yarmouth, NR31 0DW THURSDAY Baby Clinic

1st Thur of the month. Drop-in for parents with babies aged 0-1 years

1.00-2.30

0300 300 0123

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Our Venues

Priory Children’s Centre Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth NR30 1NW

Our Team

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Seagulls Children’s Centre Magdalen Way, Gorleston, NR31 7BP


Music Therapy

Contact: 01493 743065

For children with additional needs. Weekly sessions available for individuals or groups on a Friday at the Priory Children’s Centre. Priory Children’s Centre

Fri

12.00-4.30

Individual and group sessions are run weekly during term time by a qualified music therapist. Music Therapy helps to improve and develop emotional expression and social interaction through the use of improvised music and song. It focuses on the spontaneous musical communication between children and their parent and adapts to their social needs.

Nurture Group

Contact: 0300 300 0123

An 8-week programme. Wednesdays at the Priory Children’s Centre Priory Children’s Centre

Wed

TBC

An 8 week intensive course for babies (under 6 mths) and families who have spent time on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)/ Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). A chance to share information, explore sensory stimulation, positive touch and encourage confidence in caring for your baby. Week 1 - Baby Communication and Play Week 2 - Baby Health Week 3 - Weaning Week 4 - Family Support Services Weeks 5-8 - Baby Massage 12


NurturePlay Family Sessions

(based on Early Attachment & Theraplay® Principles) Individual sessions for families at the Priory Children’s Centre. Sessions run on a Tuesday over a set period of time. Priory Children’s Centre

Tues

9.30-4.30

NurturePlay is based on Early Attachment & Theraplay® Principles. The sessions provide quality time to enjoy and try new experiences together, in a nurturing and safe space.

Contact: 01493 743065/34

NurturePlay can benefit children with ASD/ ADHD or additional needs. We aim to enhance the relationship between the adult and child, by offering weekly fun sessions, on a set day and time. Theraplay® is a registered service mark of the Theraplay® Institute, Evanson, IL, USA.

Play Nest

Contact: 01493 743004

A small group for families with children under 5. Fridays at the Priory Children’s Centre. Priory Children’s Centre

Fri

10.00-11.30

Sometimes joining a group can be hard. Play Nest offers a small, friendly, nurturing space for families to gain confidence and build independence. Designed to help with the transition to larger groups, nursery or school.

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Treasure Baskets

Contact: 01493 743062

For parents with babies who can sit unsupported. Weekly group takes place on a Thursday at the Priory Children’s Centre . Priory Children’s Centre

Thurs

10.00-11.00

A small nurturing group for you and your baby. Treasure baskets are full of natural objects with different feels and textures that stimulate your baby’s development.

Video Interaction Guidance Individual sessions for parents of pre-school children at the Priory Centre.

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is a tool through which we are able to improve the communication within relationships. It works by engaging parents/carers actively in a process of change towards realising their own hopes for a better future in their relationships with their children.

Contact: 01493 743066

Parents are guided to reflect on video clips of their own successful interactions. Looking at what works well can help you to understand each other and build a stronger relationship. 14


PIMHS Team

Nicky Fink Special Needs Coordinator 01493 743065

Monika KubickaGrove PIMHS Family Support Worker 01493 743062

01493 743034

David Harvey PIMHS Family Support Worker 01493 743063

Kim White PIMHS Portage Practitioner/ Listening Project 01493 743034

Gemma Robinson PIMHS Team Assistant 01493 743004

Mary Phoenix Counsellor 01493 743063

Jonathan Perkins Music Therapist 01493 743065

Lesley Houghton PIMHS Manager 01493 743066

Susan Robson PIMHS Family Support Worker/Listening Project

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Expectations at Our Groups Expectations of Parents * Mobile phones and cameras may not be used in any of our groups – please ensure your phone is off/on silent and out of the way during a group. If you are expecting an important/ emergency call please ensure you let a member of staff know and we will discuss with you how you can answer this out of the group. * We would like to remind you that children are the responsibility of parents at all times throughout the sessions and therefore, to ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that you stay with your child during our groups. * We enjoy seeing parents build relationships within our groups but please ensure you don’t forget to use this opportunity to play and have fun with your child. * We understand that some activities are difficult for parents, such as music time, and there is no pressure – if this is something you struggle with that’s fine, there is no pressure to sing, but can we ask that you join us in the circle with your child. * You are expected to adhere to our policies at all times and behaviour management techniques such as ‘smacking’ is not something we condone within our groups.If you would like some support/help around behaviour management techniques please speak to a member of staff about support that may be available to you from the Children’s Centre.

Expectations of Children * Children are encouraged to look at and play with all the activities we have planned for them. However, we are aware that every child is different and they may dip in and out of activities, such as music time – this is ok. * Children learn and develop in different ways and there is no expectation that your child has to engage with every activity/toy we provide in group. * Children are encouraged to share toys with other children during the session and to help with routines such as ‘tidy up time’. This is something that many children struggle to do, so please don’t worry if this is something your child is not great at. The group will help with giving your child the skills for when they transition to nursery/school. 16


Safeguarding Policy Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Children’s Centres have a ‘duty of care’ to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children. All staff, volunteers, students and consultants have a duty to keep children safe and protect them from harm. Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Children’s Centres have a ‘Safeguarding Children’ policy which outlines our ‘duty of care’ toward every child and family that accesses services at and through the Children’s Centres. If you would like a copy of this policy please ask a member of staff. If you are worried about a child or another adult’s behaviour please approach a member of staff or you can call Children’s Services on 0344 800 8014.

Confidentiality Everyone working for the Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Hopton Children Centres has a duty of confidentiality; however, in certain circumstances the law permits the disclosure of confidential information necessary to safeguard a child. All the information recorded is kept and stored confidentially. Parents or those who have parental responsibility for the child can request open access to their records. However, a family’s access to their records can be withheld if the sharing of specific information would be harmful to a child or other family member. No Mobile Phones In line with our safeguarding policy we ask that mobile phones and cameras are not used in our groups.

If you would like to make a Comment, Suggestion or Complaint The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Children’s Centres work in partnership with local agencies to provide services for children and their families. Some services are provided directly by the Children’s Centre teams. If you have any concerns about these services you should: * First talk to the person who is in charge of the group. He/she will listen carefully and take any action needed straight away. * If you are still not happy you must send your complaint in writing, giving as much detail as possible, to: Andrew Forrest, Executive Director, Great Yarmouth Community Trust, The Old Vicarage, 24 Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NW. * The Executive Director’s decision on any complaint is final and is given after consultation with the Trustees. You will be notified of any proposed action within 14 days. Your legal rights: None of the above affects your legal rights and, if you are still unhappy, you can seek advice from a solicitor or the Citizen’s Advice Bureau. 17


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PIMHS Welcome Booklet Autumn 2017  
PIMHS Welcome Booklet Autumn 2017  

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