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.
Stretch and Breathe relaxation classes for parents and carers.
Join Flamingo Chicks for a gentle unwind with our ‘Stretch and Breathe’ sessions for parents and carers. Free to access, these online sessions are a chance to shake-off the day and feel soothed and supported through some guided stretching and relaxation.
Stretch and Breathe 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!
Stretch and Breathe will be returning soon. Keep an eye on our social media for the latest information.
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.