PARENTS AND CARERS

A vital peer-to-peer support network

Flamingo Chicks is committed to supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of disabled children and their families. Our co-supportive peer-to-peer network is here to welcome you to the Flock!

Below you’ll find links to online resources and activities, in addition to our very own amazing virtual classes, as well as links to practical information and advocacy work that we do.

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NEW Stretch and Breathe classes for parents and carers.

Join Flamingo Chicks for an evening unwind with our new, weekly ‘Stretch and Breathe’ sessions for parents and carers. Taking place on Monday evenings over Zoom, these free 30 minute sessions are a chance to shake-off the day and feel soothed and supported through some guided stretching and relaxation. You can choose to come to as many sessions as you would like. 

The sessions will be centred on gentle stretching and relaxation techniques and will be run by Emily, one of our Flamingo Chicks teachers. Please ensure you’re wearing comfy clothes that allow for stretching and gentle movement and you may want to have a drink of water to hand too!

Monday evenings during lockdown: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November.

Stretch and breathe flyer reads '8 to 8:30pm every Monday evening during lockdown, free to take part. Via Zoom'

Where to get support and advice

Mums, Dads, Carers – we salute you!  We know just how hard it is to make time for yourself but if you can, do check out our relaxation video for parents/carers – it’s great for restoring a sense of calm. 

We also recognise the toll this challenging time has taken on many of our families and relationships can feel the strain. If you’re going through something like this we wanted you to know that you are not alone and to reassure you that there is great support out there including Relate and Contact A Family (freephone helpline: 0808 808 3555). 

Do check out our advocacy work – particularly our Dad and Me report- and online activities below for activity tips or to find out more about our campaigns to support parents.

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