OPFS Dundee – Positive Parenting

Being a parent or kinship carer is one of the toughest jobs there is. At times it can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling that your children demand a lot of your time. You may be struggling with the breakup of a relationship or other family matters. You may be feeling a bit lonely and don’t know where to turn. A bit of help at times like this can do wonders to help you and your children get back on track, and look forward to a more settled future.

We can help.

The project offers support, information and guidance around the many issues that can affect family life such as:

  • separation matters
  • parenting
  • children’s development
  • family relationships
  • money
  • housing
  • legal matters

We can provide services to families by visiting them at home or meeting them at our offices or any other venue more suitable to them. Families can also attend our free weekly ‘Busy Bees’ Family Time Session’s. These are for any family with babies and pre-school children. Central to the group is having fun through playing together.

At different times of the year we also run a variety of group sessions which include positive and healthy lifestyles, building up your future prospects, child development, play, and positive sexual health.

Opening hours

We’re open Monday – Friday: 9am-4pm.

We have an answering machine to take your calls out with these times. This means you can leave a message so we can call you back.

Knowledge & experience

Our team of family support workers have a lot of knowledge, skills and experience of working with single parents and kinship carers on their own or in group settings. We can provide support and advice when you need it most at a pace that suits you and your family.

The types of support we can offer to parents can be things like helping you with your children’s behaviour, their routines and how to help them grow and develop in the best possible way. We can also give you information about activities you or your children might like and even go along with you at the start. Other things that might be worrying you could be about where you are living, money issues and things affecting you or your children’s health. We can help with these to.

We can also help with more difficult things like relationships with ex partners and family members, court cases, meetings and appointments. The most difficult times might be where other people have said they are worried about how you are looking after your children and when your children are no longer living with you. The 101 Project can work with you to help you to try and make the changes needed so your children are safe and well cared for.

Get in touch

Please get in touch to speak to one of our friendly family support workers if you want to know any more, give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll get back to you. If you don’t feel able to get in touch yourself, someone else can do this on your behalf like your health visitor, housing officer or any other person who knows you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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