Families with young children

Are you a parent feeling low, isolated, depressed or anxious? We can help you cope with family life. Support is available in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton and Bognor

Our Families in Mind project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of parents of young children. We offer help for parents prior to having a child, once their child is born and until their child or children reach school age. We also support partners of anyone with a mental health problem if required.

We support mums and dads of children from nought to five in Bognor, Littlehampton, Worthing and Adur with:

  • weekly informal play and chat groups in which parents and carers can share their mental health concerns in a safe space while their children play
  • regular well-being walks and meet-ups at various venues, such as libraries, local parks and other community spaces. This supports parents and carers to build their confidence and to connect with other sources of community support
  • one-to-one sessions to explore your needs and introduce you to our groups
  • an in-person five-week course, called Enjoy Your Baby. These supportive sessions help parents to make positive changes and to discuss challenges as new parents.

We help parents with issues, such as postnatal depression, postpartum anxiety and isolation, and offer support for those struggling to cope with family life.

Our Families in Mind project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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"Since being with Families In Mind, I feel more at ease with what I am doing with my baby. And the staff have always been so lovely and accommodating. It is always such a friendly, welcoming atmosphere" - Families in Mind service user

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If you're interested in getting support with Families in Mind, please contact our Help Point on 0300 303 5652 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 4pm) or email helppoint@westsussexmind.org. You can also complete our support request form below. We aim to get back to you within two weeks of receiving this form.

Support request form

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