Families Together

Families Together is a partnership project between Parenting NI and New Life Counselling and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund NI Reaching Out Supporting Families programme.

Families Together aims to help improve family lives by making support more accessible for parents/carers and children in schools, in the community and in the home.



Healthier, improved relationships

More confidence in parenting skills

Skills to help manage family difficulties

What we offer

Wee Workshops

1-2 hours

- Explore topics of interest
- Get information and tips
- Meet other parents

Time for Parents

- Providing a listening ear
- Support for you
- Come and have a chat about any parenting issue

Time Together

1.5 hours for 6 weeks

- Group workshops for parent & child
- During school hours
- For up to 8 families with children of similar age

Parenting Platforms

- Interested in joining a Walking Group or Parenting Café?
- Have you got another idea for a Parent Group?

Parenting Apart

2 hours a week for 6 weeks

- Group programme
- Get information and tips
- Meet other parents who have separated

Time for Children

- Child counselling for children who may need additional support expressing themselves
- Uses art, music, play and drama

Time for me

- Informal chat about anything that you want to discuss
- School or at home
- Signposting to appropriate services


Fun Events

- Annual event
- During Parenting Week (end of October)
- Family Friendly
- Activities and support

Want to get involved?

If you are living in Antrim or Strabane and are interested in accessing any of the services provided by Families Together, call freephone 0808 8010 722 or text 078 8742 9054 for a call back.