Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sensational Kids parents support

A free parents support group service is being set up by the Sensational Kids charity to help deal with the challenges of raising children with additional needs, writes Brian Byrne.

It will meet at the charity's centre in Kildare town the first Tuesday of every month, beginning on 2 February. It will run between 7-8.30pm.

The group is facilitated by an experienced childcare consultant, therapist, and a parent. Each group session will include topical discussions on relevant issues. An emphasis on parents’ own self care is central to the group.

The group aims to give quantities of support that a spouse, relative, or friend can’t easily provide.

“As a parent of children with additional needs myself, I feel our ‘Support Me’ group will be an informal setting to meet other parents in the same boat and share hope, insights, tips and experiences of accessing services," says Karen Leigh, founder of Sensational Kids. The group offers parents a space to problem solve and encourage each other."

For more information, please phone 045 520900.