This project deals with the isolation of parents with children under the age of 5 who have an identified mental health problem and the impact this has on children leading to developmental delay. This can lead to a cycle when low GCSE's mean a lack of employment which can then lead to mental health problems in them.
Peer support could have a positive impact on mental health problems. The ability to cope will improve mental health and benefit family life overall.
Our Volunteers who have had mental health issues themselves, will complete the Big Hopes, Big Futures School Readiness training and provide 1:1 support to pre school children. The children will then find themselves more ready for school and the parents will have increased confidence.
Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.