Community Family Care’s grant from the Thomas Wall Trust will enable it to launch an art journal project for parents struggling to cope with the demands of family life.
The aim is to help build their confidence and self-esteem by allowing them to explore their thoughts and feelings, using art journals as a coping tool. The pilot course will run for six weeks, starting in February.
Sasha Hart, manager of Community Family Care said: “Parenthood isn’t always plain sailing and finding yourself unable to cope can bring some mums and dads to a state of near helplessness.
“We have run art journal courses for children with a lot of success. This grant will enable us to use many of the same techniques to help their parents.”
The Thomas Wall Trust, established in 1920, provides grants to charit ies that can make a real impact in improving the lives of local people.