Best Beginnings programme for young Glasgow parents
When and where does this support take place?
The new group starts on Tuesday 26th September
Then every Tuesday from 10-2pm for 10 weeks
Barrowfield Community Centre, 67 Yate St, Glasgow G31 4AQ
Introducing our exciting project for young parents in Glasgow!
Best Beginnings is designed to provide support and resources to young parents between the ages of 16 and 25, who are raising children under the age of 3.
- The group starts on Tuesday 26th September
- Will take place every Tuesday morning – 10-2pm, for 10 weeks in a safe and supportive environment.
- Completely free with travel costs covered, lunch provided and a creche too.
The programme will focus on empowering young parents to build the skills and confidence they need to provide for their families and to create a brighter future for themselves and their children. We will include a variety of activities such as workshops, support groups, and one-on-one mentoring sessions.
One of the key elements is the opportunity for young parents to connect with other young parents who are going through similar experiences. We will provide a space where young parents can share their challenges and successes and provide each other with support and encouragement.
Mental health and wellbeing are also an important focus of the programme. We understand that being a young parent can be challenging, and we want to provide support and resources to help young parents take care of their mental health. We will provide workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions on topics such as stress management, self-care, and coping strategies.
Child development and parenting skills are also an important aspect of the program. We will also provide resources and support for young parents to develop their own parenting style and build their confidence as parents. Including parent and child play sessions.
We provide resources and support for parents to move on to positive destinations including support from OPFS Employability project where appropriate.
Overall, Best Beginnings is designed to provide young parents with the support and resources they need to build the skills and confidence they need to provide for their families and to create a brighter future for themselves and their children. We invite young parents in Glasgow to join us and take advantage of this opportunity.
Spaces are limited so get in touch to book your space as soon as you can.
NB organisations can refer young parents to the project directly or ask them to self-refer on the details below.
Other support for single parents
Find out more about One Parent Families Scotland’s local services in Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, and Lanarkshire.
You can contact our national Lone Parent Helpline via webchat or on 0808 801 0323, any time between 9.30-4pm on Monday to Fridays.
How can I or a parent I work with access this programme?
The programme is open for single parents to get in touch to refer themselves, or professionals can make referrals on behalf of parents.