Parenting scheme to help ease family lockdown stress

Friday 29 May 2020

Local families are being offered access to a proven parenting programme to help tackle lock down arguments, anger and anxiety between parents, carers and children.

Solihull Online is a programme that helps parents and carers to learn about what their child may be going through and helps them develop nurturing and supportive relationships.

Councillor Jim Clocherty, Convener of Inverclyde Council’s Education & Communities Committee, said, “Living on top of each other for weeks on end can put a strain on even the closest relationships. When you add in the fact that many parents are trying to work from home, while also helping their children with school work, then things can get really tense.

“People also have very real concerns about catching Covid 19. The uncertainty about when lockdown will end and when things will return to normal is also very stressful.

“This programme offers vital support to everyone’s mental health and helps to preserve and strengthen crucial family relationships at a time when we all need to be there for each other.”

The scheme is funded by the Scottish Government and parents and carers can access Solihull Online through the parentclub.scot website.

 

Page last updated: 29 May 2020