Family Support Service


suport-of-familyFamily Support is a style of work and a wide range of activities that strengthen positive informal social networks through community based programmes and services.  The main focus of these services is on early intervention aiming to promote and protect the health, well-being and rights of all children, young people and their families. At the same time particular attention is given to those who are vulnerable or at risk.


Types of family support available through the Family Support Team at St Andrews include:

- Parent Education programmes - one to one and group parenting programmes     

  •             Regular Parents Talks

  •             Drop in Parents clinic

- Personal Support - each situation is different and requires different interventions

  •             Counselling

Counselling service in St Andrews with experienced highly trained counselling psychotherapists, play therapists and art psychotherapists

  •             Advocacy        

  •             Support Planning

- Therapeutic supports for children

  •  Play therapy   

“Enter into children’s play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.” - Virginia Axline

  •  Art therapy

  •  Sensory Groups for Neurodiverse Children

  •  Anxiety Supports for children

  •  Mindfulness for children

  • Infant Programme

  •  Baby Massage

  • Mum and Baby Yoga

  • Mum and Baby fitness

- Support Planning and working to develop support networks for individuals

- Inter Agency work supporting families




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