Who’s it for?

The Family Wellbeing Service offers early intervention and support to families living in Cardiff with children up to the age of 25 and that have an identified need for support in relation to emotional and mental health and wellbeing but below the level where they would be entitled to specialist health service and/or statutory care and support.

What support is offered?

Using systemic approaches, we work with individuals in families or whole family groups, providing a range of bespoke interventions, this flexible approach enables us to work at the families pace, we undertake thorough assessment using baseline measurements enabling us to apply the most appropriate intervention at the most appropriate time for them.

We provide a range of individual support which includes;

Therapies, Counselling and Family Practitioner support are appropriate for adults, children and young people respectively; we provide these improve individual wellbeing and improve family functioning and resilience.

We provide a range of therapeutic/supportive group interventions which includes:

Side by Side is a group that runs for 3-4 weeks. It is suitable for Children/young people aged 6-10 and their families. It is for those having difficulty in family/peer relationships, emotional skills and social skills. It can be used where there has been a significant event such as a bereavement loss or trauma and is based on five ways to wellbeing. Children and young people and adult groups run simultaneously. With family sessions then, joining the children and young people and adults together.

 

‘Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine’ is a bereavement and loss group that runs for 6 weeks. It is for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one and is delivered to groups of 4 children /young people due to the nature of the group.

 

Coping with bereavement and Loss is a group sessions that spans half or a full day, it’s a group that is delivered on special occasions such as Christmas time and looks at different ways of coping with the feelings children tell us they experience after a death at these times.

 

Art Therapy is a group that runs for 8 weeks. It is suitable for children/young people aged 11+ and offers a creative space to express difficult emotions and underlying anxieties. Using art materials to show themselves and other people how they are feeling.

 

Bounce is a group that runs for 7 weeks it is suitable for children age 7-11 and delivered to targeted groups of 6 during the school day. Bounce is a group for children who have experienced family breakdown; who may be struggling to deal with their parents separating, and therefore    loss of a family member (parent, sibling, grandparent, etc). Currently on hold due to Covid 19

 

Bright Stars is a group that runs for 8 weeks it is suitable for children age 7-11 and delivered to targeted groups of 6 during the school day.  All group members will have been identified as having low self-esteem or a lack in confidence. Currently on hold due to Covid 19

 

Friendship Circle is a group that runs for 7 weeks it is suitable for children age 7-11 and delivered to targeted groups of 6 during the school day. All group members have been identified as having difficulties making and maintaining friendships. Currently on hold due to Covid 19

 

Girls Talk is a group that runs for 8 weeks it is suitable for children age 9-11 to provide factual information and guidance on issues around growing up.

 

Happening is a group that runs for 8 weeks it is suitable for Young People age 12-15 and delivered to targeted groups of 6 during the school day.   All group members will have been identified as having low emotional wellbeing, difficulties regulating emotions, low self-esteem, a lack in confidence, or difficulties making and maintaining friendships. Currently on hold due to Covid 19

 

Reboot is a group that runs for 7 weeks it is suitable for children who are experiencing anxiety and helps to learn techniques to cope with these anxieties.

 

Back To School Group is a 4 week programme delivered to targeted groups of no more than five young people suitable for 11 – 16 year olds where members have been identified as having increased anxiety affecting their return to school following COVID 19.

How to make a referral?

Referrals can be made via the Cardiff Early Help referral Gateway Tel: 03000 133 133 or via their website contactFAS@Cardiff.gov.uk

For more information

If you require further information please e-mail: cardifffamilywellbeing@barnardos.org.uk or call 02920 577074

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