Families are often on the front lines when an individual is struggling with complex life events.
We offer comprehensive support and education for people affected by violence, domestic violence, mental health issues, imprisonment, gangs and violent extremism.
Our innovative family counselling approach helps families and loved ones cope better with the impact of complex events, helps those affected to stay safe and guards against other family members being drawn into the same behaviours.
We work with statutory bodies taking referrals and also directly in the community offering drop-in sessions and workshops.
Who we work with:
We provide confidential individual and family therapy on a short or long-term basis. Sessions are available at our offices, over the phone, on Skype or at home.
Our specialist services support recovery from mental health problems including depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addictions and Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
We also provide:
Our qualified, experienced therapists are accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) and work to the ethical framework for Good Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
If you would like know more about Families for Life’s counselling services get in touch.
Our tailor-made workshops, training and presentations presentations to schools, colleges, children’s services and community and faith organisations aim to raise awareness and improve mental health in the wider community.
Our workshops take place in a safe, trusting and confidential environment.
Mental health and wellbeing
At every stage of our life, our emotional wellbeing is just as important as our physical health. This workshop equips people, families and communities with better awareness of how to stay mentally healthy. It helps people build stronger copying skills and strategies to manage daily stresses, which can undermine wellbeing.
Being able to recover from experiencing traumatic events is at the heart of resilience. We offer workshops to two different groups: parents and carers and teachers and educators. Our sessions develop people’s existing strengths to empower them with the awareness, knowledge and skills to help younger generations stay safe and healthy and build better resilience in the face of hardships.
Dealing with violent extremism: families, friends and communities
Often friends and family are the first to suspect someone they know is involved in or planning an act of violent extremism. They are crucial to preventing these acts – but most are not naturally equipped to to confront these complex issues. They can often occur alongside other daily hardships, including mental health issues and feelings of exclusion, low self-esteem and lack of purpose.
Mentoring for Life provides a safe space for girls and women to connect and share their common experiences.
Our mentors support girls as they navigate the challenges of their teenage years, helping them to gain the knowledge to look after their mental health and wellbeing.
We work with 16-19-year-old girls because evidence shows that they can struggle with issues related to body image, self esteem and their physical and mental health.
They can also need extra support because of systemic barriers to their personal growth, including poverty, racism and sexism.
Girls who participate in this programme may experience more confidence, healthier relationships and a greater sense of belonging.
If you would like more information please visit our Mentoring for Life website:
Families for Life welcomes referrals from practitioners in the NHS and the educational sector, as well as from counsellors and psychotherapists.
If you are unsure if your client would be a good fit for our services, please get in touch for advice.
To make a referral please download the form below, fill in it and email it to email@example.com