Lewisham Children & Family Centre

We are open and running a limited number of sessions from our centres.

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Jo Cooper

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This year the theme is Nature and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways. At…

Maternal Mental Health Week 2021

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 4th May 2021 We’ve all been talking about mental health during the pandemic but new Mums have definitely faced significant challenges over the last year, some of which have left them feeling a variety of feelings they weren’t expecting after the birth of their much longed for baby. Many women…

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Healthy Families Right from the Start

As parents, we want the best for our children, but its not always easy to know what they need to grow or to make healthy family choices. There isn’t only one way to bring up healthy children, and each family is unique and needs to discover what works best for them. , but with so…

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Half Full or Half Empty?

Taking a positive approach to parenting will make all the difference to how children behave. By taking a cup ‘half full’ approach, a decision has already been made to see the good in the situation. Parents and care givers need to always think about what they want their child to do. Very often, when presented…

Stress Awareness Month April 2021

Stress Awareness Month There’s no doubt that the last 12 months have increased our stress levels. Changing work patterns, family relationships, redundancy (or the threat of it), financial pressures, worries about your health and that of your family and juggling work, childcare and home schooling it’s safe to say that we’ve all been carrying more stress than is healthy. Not…

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Family Time Tips – a round up of free children’s activities to try

The Early Years Alliance Family Time Tips offer fun, practical tips and advice to promote children’s learning and development. Activities have been chosen to ensure they positively support your child as they learn through play. The categories include: Healthy Recipes Getting Creative with Nature Painting and Drawing Wellbeing Simply browse the categories on their website and…

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Praise helps children to feel good

Hello, I’m Melissa from the Early Years Alliance Parenting Team. The team run parenting groups in many of the children’s centres and schools across Lewisham borough. One of the programmes we offer is the Incredible Years Programme. The Incredible Years is a well-researched evidence-based programme that is used worldwide. It supports parents in using positive…

Routines

Routines Week  This week we are looking at routines. As Covid 19 restrictions change again our current routines will need to adapt, however, it is still important for us all to keep to some sort of daily and family routine. Managing the morning rush  For many parents the morning routine and getting children ready for school can be…

The Impact of our Domestic Abuse Recovery Support

We would like to share a short video with you that illustrates the impact that our domestic abuse recovery support – the Children Overcoming Domestic Abuse (CODA) Programme – has had on children throughout this challenging year.  Using the voices of the children, this powerful video encapsulates the child’s lived experience and what they have gained as a…

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