Family Links

We are proud to be an Oak sponsor for Growing Families: Facts, Fiction and Other Stuff.

Family Links is a national charity dedicated to empowering children, parents, families and schools to be emotionally healthy.

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Our vision is a world where adults and children live flourishing lives, fulfil their potential and make a positive contribution to their community. Family Links believes that emotional health is a human right and that it is the foundation for achievement and happiness.

We deliver innovative, high quality training in the Nurturing Programme to health and social care services, third sector organisations, schools and universities. The Nurturing Programme is designed to provide adults and children with the understanding, skills and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships.

Our 8-week antenatal Welcome to the World programme contributes to increased empathic attunement and secure attachment; encourages positive adult and parent-child relationships; improves parents’ understanding of the benefits of breastfeeding; and increases awareness of perinatal mental health.

“It’s a journey of empowerment for the parents. The sensitive facilitation creates a safe space for them to reflect.” (Health Visitor delivering the programme in Northern Ireland.)

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