Family support

On this page there is information on the support to parents available across Birmingham.

For more support for you and your young family visit our "Best start for life family support" pages which have more information on parenthood courses, food and money help and information on activities and local community groups.

Mental health support

Parents and carers can access more information and support for mental health on our "Mental health support for parents" pages.

Support and activities for parents

Approachable Parenting is an organisation focused on helping families by providing support. They offer various forms of assistance, including parenting programs (currently focusing on pregnancy to 3 years), one-on-one help from their sparklers (parent peer mentors), doula services (professionals who provide emotional, physical, and informational support to mothers before, during, and after childbirth), counselling, and relevant workshops. Additionally, they have perinatal peer support workers within NHS mental health teams.
Find more information about Approachable Parenting

If you need additional support in finding activities for parents and carers across Birmingham, visit the Support, activities, and resources for parents page.

Community support and groups

NHS Birmingham Women's and Children's Foundation Trust (BWCT)

BWCT provides non-violent resistance parent-carer resources for families as part of the #YouveBeenMissed campaign. The resources are for you to do with your child or young person to help support their emotional well-being.

Find more information about BWCT

In Our Place

In Our Place run the Solihull Approach Course all about understanding your teenager's brain (short course) the Solihull Approach supports mental health and wellbeing in parents, children, schools, older adults and high stress workplaces through an evidence based model in trainings, online courses and resources.

Find more information about In Our Place

A Father's Child Services CIC

A Father's Child Services CIC Young people are currently running counselling, mentoring and workshop programmes remotely.

Find more information about A Father's Child services

GBNFC Children’s Centre

GBNFC covers the Selly Oak District of Birmingham (Billesley, Bournville, Selly Oak and Brandwood Wards). Children's centre delivering fun activities and family support for children under five and their families.

Find more information about GBNFC

Bring it on Brum!

Bring it on Brum! is a programme funded by the Department for Education designed for families in Birmingham to help children, young people and their parents have fulfilling, active, fun-filled and healthy school holidays.

Find more information about Bring it on Brum

Kids Matter

Kids Matter run accessible and effective parenting programmes to parents and carers of children under 12. They come alongside families and equip them with practical parenting tools and ideas to help build strong families. The programme empowers parents, as well as offering friendship and community. Find out more in person at Gas Street St Luke’s B15 2AT or phone the team on 0121 820 5618.

Health and wellbeing

The Active Wellbeing Society

The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) is a community benefit society and cooperative working to develop healthy, happy communities living active and connected lives.

Find more information about the TAWS

Healthier Together

Healthier Together provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals.

Find more information about Healthier Together


PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Find more information about PAPYRUS

Page last updated: 21 March 2024

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