Parenting Programmes


Children don’t come with an instruction manual, so when it comes to parenting, how do you know what is best and what works? 

Our Family Hubs offer a variety of sessions to support you and your family as you navigate through your parenting journey! 


GroBrain Baby course is for parents of babies pre-birth to 12 months and consists of four sessions, lasting around 2 hours each. The course focusses on bonding and brain development, and the vital part parents and carers play in ‘wiring up’ the connections in their baby’s brain in the first 1001 critical days of life. This ‘brain wiring’ lays the foundation for emotional wellbeing and the way emotions will be handled in later life.

To book your place on this course, pop into your local Family Hub or call us 0800 783 4645. You can also email us at


What happens in childhood has lifelong effects on our health and wellbeing. Our HENRY programme and workshops supports families to provide the best possible start in life for babies and children.

Henry Programme

Healthy Families Right From The Start (0-5 years)

This eight-week programme helps the whole family to adopt a healthier lifestyle, creating more opportunities to play with your children, and helps parents to support their children’s health and social development. HENRY workshops include understanding behaviour, looking after ourselves, healthy teeth, eating well for less. and starting solids. See where and when they are running at the bottom of this page.

HENRY Preparation for Parenthood (Antenatal)

A six-week programme to help expectant parents develop a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their baby whilst preparing for birth and caring for a new baby.

Solihull Approach

Free online courses for all parents, carers, grandparents and teens on a range of topics for all residents living in South Tyneside. All courses support emotional health and wellbeing and cover topics including

  • Antenatal and postnatal bonding
  • Understanding your child or young person
  • Your child or young person with additional needs
  • Teenagers feelings and brain development

To access the online courses, follow this link and use the ‘ForEveryFamily’ as the access code.

The Solihull Approach is a framework of support that aims to increase the emotional health and well-being of both children and families. It is based on an integration of well-established theories, to support parents and children to understand how to contain their emotions and respond reciprocally to each other’s need. As well as the online courses above, you can access face to courses by completing a request for service form or popping into your local family hub for more information.

Triple P


Triple P is a parenting programme, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.



The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable.

Triple P helps you:

Raise happy, confident kids

Manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more. Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows. Encourage behaviour you like. Take care of yourself as a parent. Feel confident you’re doing the right thing.