Parent & Carer Support Groups


Support Groups will meet face-to-face or virtually via Zoom


Are you worried about your child’s mental health, emotional well-being or behaviour?

Parenting can be hugely rewarding but it can also be really hard work, especially if you think your child is unhappy or you are worried about them.


Various locations across Gloucestershire and also online using Zoom

For parents or carers of young people aged 11-18 living in Gloucestershire struggling with mental health, emotional well-being and behavioural issues.

Groups are weekly for six weeks and last 1.5 hours – daytime and evening groups available.

Each group will be led by 2 facilitators who are fully-trained and experienced in parenting and young people’s mental health. Parents/carers are encouraged to commit to all 6 sessions to gain the most benefit out of the group.

Developed by TIC+ Senior Counsellor Romina Bacon, the group is designed to inform and support parents and carers, helping them to understand their child’s distress and discover effective strategies to improve their resilience. The group is also an opportunity for parents and carers going through similar experiences to encourage, support and learn from each other in a safe and friendly environment.

To reserve your place on one of our groups please complete the online Parent Support Group Referral Form. 

Please note: due to limited places:

  • Groups must be booked in advance
  • Parents and carers are encouraged to commit to all 6 sessions to gain the most benefit out of the group.
  • Each group will close to new members after the second session.
  • Only one parent/carer per family can attend each group. (Please note this also includes via zoom)

If you have a young person aged 9-21 who would like counselling and you would like to make a referral to our young people’s counselling services on their behalf, please select an option below.