Infant Mental Health (0-5's)

The First five years of a child’s life are fundamentally important to their long term health and wellbeing. We work collaboratively with parents to help under 5’s develop healthy and secure relationships that lead to positive behaviour and the ability to learn and thrive both now and in the long term.

Some of the things we can offer support with include behavioural difficulties, sleep, toileting, feeding issues and emotional concerns (including anxiety). We also offer parent support the parents’ emotional wellbeing, to increase understanding of child’s non-verbal communication, to offer insight into the child’s needs and associated behaviour and offer effective solutions to prevent or reduce challenging or difficult behaviour.
We work therapeutically with individual families and groups.

We work therapeutically with individual families and are trained to deliver the incredible years parenting programme to groups of parents.

THE INCREDIBLE YEARS PROGRAMME FOR PARENTS

Providing parents tools to help their child learn and succeed at home and at school. Supporting them to:

• Want to build a more positive relationship with your child?
• Looking for more effective discipline when your child says “no,” hits or refuses to listen?
• Need new ideas for helping your child grow and learn?

Our parenting programme will provide you with answers to these questions and more.

(1-1 family work in the home or community setting)

6 sessions (in the first instance) @ £52 per session

 

Incredible Years – group work over 12 weeks 

Programme as outlined above.

  • a closed group with up to 12 families to learn, develop, share strategies and develop a positive parenting network.

 2 hours a week for 12 weeks @ £25 per family, per session

If you’d like to know more, contact: sblackford@nessieined.com

Video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline (VIPP-SD)

  • Focus on building attachment between the child and a primary Carer.
  • Support to recognise child’s non-verbal communication and increase understanding of their needs and behaviour.
  • Detailed observations and tips on child development.
  • Effective solutions to prevent or reduce challenging or difficult behaviour
  • We use reflective video technique to enable us to capture moments of positive attachment between parent and child.

(in the home) 

Up to 14 sessions through home visits or remotely @ £52 per session

THE POSITIVE PARENTING VIPP FOR ADOPTED FAMILIES

As above targeting:

  • Therapeutic support for families with adopted children or children under a Special Guardianship Order
  • For a child aged 6 months – 6 years
  • Ideally 3-12 months after placement

(in the home)

 Up to 14 sessions through home visits or remotely @ £52 per session

    If you’d like to know more, contact: sblackford@nessieined.com