Our Space programme has 22 first time parents and their babies wanting to join a support group and we would like to begin in the next couple of weeks. We know there will be more and would really like to be able to support them. Being for first time parents they only have one chance to attend these programmes. These parents want to be the best parents that they can be and we would like to assist them. Not only does the programme support their first baby but also any future children. We have trained facilitators to lead the groups but they need a support person with them. Ideally we do not like to have more than 15 new parents and babies in a group as this enables each person to receive the support and encouragement that they need. It is great for each of them to be able to share any issues for them and to know that they need. Both the facilitators and attendees really enjoy the sessions and get a lot out of it both the giver and the recipient. Main criteria to be involved is to like people and to want to be able to support others resulting in a stronger community.
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