Just Drop-In feels like a safe & welcoming space it always feels like people have time for you. Being able have direct to access the service without having to be signposted or referred by GP is a massive benefit with mental health issues as time is of the essence and from initial contact we were dealt with promptly without months of waiting. As a parent this is a massive relief as you want your child to get help asap – thank-you
Parents and carers
Due to our confidentiality policy, we do not discuss your child’s care with us, unless they specifically ask us to or if we have a significant concern around their welfare.
We do however know that being a parent of a child or a young person who is struggling can be really worrying and difficult time so we aim to support parents and carers in other ways. Click on the buttons below to see if we can help:
Mental Health First Aid for Parents
We offer a two-day course covering all aspects of youth mental health. This course is accredited and certificated for anyone who successfully completes the training. Our courses are free and take place throughout the year. Priority is given to the parents or cares of children who are attending Just Drop-In. More information is available from https://mhfaengland.org However, booking is strictly via Just Drop-In.
Triple P for Parents
We run Triple P groups throughout the year – usually 1 evening a week for 8 weeks. The Positive Parenting Programme is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent, as well as manage behavioural and emotional problems in children and young people.
Providing parents with the skills and confidence, the programme enables parents to be self-sufficient and manage family issues without ongoing support. There is a real focus on developing positive relationships within the family home helping young people to realise their potential.
Being able to do the MHFA course was a lifesaver for me. Having struggled for years, without support, not knowing whether what I was doing (for my son) was the right thing and feeling quite alone and 'at sea' I found JDI and their wonderful offer of not only support but empowerment too, through the MHFA Cert course. To meet so many other people on the course, who just 'got it' when I shared my experience was life changing. I definitely walked away much richer in knowledge and confidence than I arrived.
One to One Signposting and Support
We can provide one off face to face or telephone support for parents. Get in touch if you would benefit from signposting and support. Other parents have told us that they have also found the following sources really helpful
Just Drop-In is a Fantastic service; they do a brilliant job. I would Just like to say a big thank you to you all, I don’t know what we would have done without you