Parents Supporting Parents

Parents Supporting Parents Project is for any mum, dad, grandparent or carer with babies and young childrenunder 5 years old, who want to help themselves and others by setting up different types of peer support that fit in with their lives and circumstances, living in the rural South Lanarkshire area.

What’s On Offer?

Parents Supporting Parents offers support to parents and carers to enable them to make their ideas a reality. Some of the things we have already helped with include buggy walks and baby yoga classes.

We have worked with 101 parents and 112 children in the first year of the project and developed groups and activities across the following villages: Kirkmuirhill, Douglas, Carnwath, Rigside, Quothqaun, Smyllum, Forth and Carstairs Junction. 

Feedback from evaluations shows that:

  • 93% stated that being involved in the group had helped them to meet other parents
  • 97% stated that being involved in the group had helped them to increase their social contacts
  • 63% stated that being involved in the group had helped them to become more confident

Current Parent Peer Support Groups running in Clydesdale supported by Healthy Valleys are:

Rigside Pre 5 Group- Rigside Hall- Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 3pm

Carstairs Junction Pre 5- Carstairs Junction Primary School- Wednesday from 9am to 10am

Carluke Peer Support- Carluke Leisure Centre (outdoors every 2nd week)- Tuesdays from 11:30am to 1pm

Smyllum (Lanark) Peer Support- Smyllum Resource Centre- Wednesdays from 1:30pm to 3pm

Contact Healthy Valleys for more inforamtion about these groups and/or if you would like to attend. 

Peer Support Groups who have been supported by Healthy Valleys and are now running independently:

'Giggle Tots' Forth Pre 5 Group - Forth Library- Mondays 2pm to 4pm. Contact SPELL for more info on 01698 768933.

Tinto Acorns- Quothquan Village Hall- Thursdays 1.30 to 2:30pm and Fridays 9:30am to 11:30am. www.facebook.com/tintoacorns

How do I get involved?

For more info contact Healthy Valleys on 01555 880666

Thanks to our funders The Cattanach Trust.