The environment that a child grows up in and the relationships that a child has with their parents in the first five years of life is very important to the development of a child’s long term positive mental health. 

National Parents Council has worked in partnership with St Patricks Mental Health Services to develop a programme to support parents to support their young child’s positive mental health at home.

The key elements of this programme are

•        Meeting your child’s needs- how everyday life can impact positively on your child’s mental health
•        Coping when things don’t go your way! Helping your child understand and manage their emotions, dealing with challenges
•        Developing and nurturing your relationship with your child
•        Resilience, how to support your child to build resilience
•        Children’s Rights - Giving your child the opportunity to live a mentally healthy life
•        Five Ways to Wellbeing

 This programme is developed to empower and give parents information on how they can support their children’s positive mental health through everyday interactions with their child.

NPC will be running information sessions on this transition on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 12th of October 2022. If you would be interested in attending one of these sessions please register your details here.

Please note places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.