Family Hub

Welcome the the Lincolnshire Recovery College Family Hub!

Free courses for parents and expectant parents to support mental health and wellbeing.

The Family Hub Programme provides short courses for individuals who are within the perinatal period (pre-natal or postpartum) with a child who is up to 2 years old.

The courses, aimed to help support you with your wellbeing and mental health, will be delivered in bite sized sections lasting one hour and are run by people who have real life experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges related to the perinatal period alongside healthcare professionals and educators.

The courses include signposting and support, are relaxed and informal and children are welcome.

These courses are free to attend and will be held in the Children's centres across Lincolnshire that have been designated as Family hubs. We will also offer the sessions online via MS Teams.

Family Hub courses

Let’s talk about it: Depression

Has becoming pregnant or been a new parent got you running on empty? All of us experience times when our mood dips and we lose our sparkle. However, it is ok to not be ok and sometimes it can be hard to accept. Throughout this course we will explore the differences between low moods and depression, support available, some of the challenges parenthood brings and discover ways to help manage our mood. It is always important to kind to ourselves especially during parenthood!

Let’s talk about it: Anxiety

Do you often feel you have to paint on a happy face? Feeling drained inside? We are all familiar with the feeling’s anxiety can bring about, especially during pregnancy and when becoming a new parent. Many thoughts race through our minds and this can become challenging. Throughout this course we will explore what anxiety is and at what point it can become a problem. Understand how you manage your symptoms could in fact fuel anxiety. You will discover ways in which you can self-manage your feelings and discover what support there is available. 

Living more in the Moment

Finding it hard to find time for yourself after becoming a new parent? Are all your ‘to do lists’ during your pregnancy becoming overwhelming? Throughout this session we will explore the ancient practice of mindfulness. We will share some basic activities which will help to keep you grounded and enjoy the special moments pregnancy and parenthood has to offer. You will rediscover the little things we forget about which could remind us to be present in the precious moments.

5 Ways to Well-being

This introductory session for new and expectant parents will offer some basic top tips in maintaining your well-being during these challenging and changing times. We will briefly explore themes around sleep, exercise, connectivity to others, kindness to ourselves and the importance of structure and routine in managing our own well-being.

Family Hub locations

  • Lincoln North Children’s Centre, Welbourn Gardens, Lincoln, LN2 2DD
  • Lincoln St Giles Children’s Centre, Lamb Gardens, Lincoln, LN2 4NP
  • Gainsborough Market Arcade, Market Arcade, Heaton Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2DY
  • Birchwood Children’s Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Birchwood, Lincoln, LN6 0JE
  • Sleaford Children’s Centre, Money's Mill Complex, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW
  • Swingbridge Children’s Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ
  • Skegness Children’s Centre, Brunswick Drive, Skegness, PE25 2QT
  • Mablethorpe Children’s Centre, Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe, LN12 1DP 
  • Norfolk Lodge Children’s Centre, 27 Norfolk Street, Boston, PE21 6PW
  • Spalding, Banks Avenue, Spalding, PE11 2JG

 

Family Hub timetable

Course Date Time  Venue
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Anxiety (2 sessions) Monday 8th July & Monday 15th July 10am-11am Family Hub - Birchwood
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Anxiety (2 sessions) Thursday 27th June & Thursday 4th July 1.30pm-2.30pm Family Hub - Lincoln North
Family Hub - Living more in the moment (3 sessions) Thursday 4th July, Thursday 11th July & Thursday 18th July 10am-11am Family Hub - St Giles
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Depression (2 sessions) Thursday 11th July & Thursday 18th July 1.30pm-2.30pm Family Hub - Lincoln North
Family Hub - Living more in the moment (2 sessions) Monday 22nd July & Monday 29th July 10am-11am Family Hub - Birchwood
Family Hub - Living more in the moment (2 sessions) Thursday 25th July & Thursday 1st August 1.30pm-2.30pm Family Hub - Lincoln North
Family Hub - 5 ways to wellbeing (3 sessions) Tues 30th July, Weds 31st July & Thu 1st August 2pm-2.45pm Online via MS Team
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Anxiety (2 sessions) Weds 7th August & Thu 8th August 10am-10.45am Online via MS Team
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Depression (2 sessions) Weds 14th August & Weds 21st August 7.30pm-8.15pm Online via MS Team
Family Hub - Living more in the moment (2 sessions) Thu 22nd August & Fri 23rd August 10am-10.45am Online via MS Team
Family Hub - 5 ways to wellbeing (3 sessions) Monday 9th September, Monday 16th September & Monday 23rd September 11am-11.45am Family Hub - Birchwood
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Anxiety (2 sessions) Thursday 12th September & Thursday 19th September 11am-11.45am Family Hub - St Giles
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Depression (2 sessions) Friday 13th September & Friday 20th September 1.30pm-2.15pm Family Hub - Lincoln North
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Depression (2 sessions) Thursday 26th September & Thursday 3rd October 11am-11.45am Family Hub - St Giles
Family Hub - Living more in the moment (2 sessions) Friday 27th September & Friday 4th October 1.30pm-2.15pm Family Hub - Lincoln North
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Anxiety (2 sessions) Monday 30th September & Monday 7th October 11am-11.45am Family Hub - Birchwood
Family Hub - Living more in the moment (2 sessions) Thursday 10th October & Thursday 17th October 11am-11.45am Family Hub - St Giles
Family Hub - 5 ways to wellbeing (3 sessions) Friday 11th October, Friday 18th October & Friday 1st November 1.30pm-2.15pm Family Hub - Lincoln North
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Depression (2 sessions) Monday 28th October & Monday 4th November 11am-11.45am Family Hub - Birchwood
Family Hub - 5 ways to wellbeing (3 sessions) Thursday 31st October, Thursday 7th November & Thursday 14th November 11am-11.45am Family Hub - St Giles
Family Hub - Let's talk about it - Anxiety (2 sessions) Friday 8th November & Friday 15th November 1.30pm-2.15pm Family Hub - Lincoln North
Family Hub - Living more in the moment (2 sessions) Monday 11th November & Monday 18th November 11am-11.45am Family Hub - Birchwood