The Cherished Family Project is based in Birmingham
The Cherished Family Project believes in cherishing all families by working with them collaboratively and holistically, co-creating environments where children and parents thrive.
Our team of dedicated professionals include:
Speech and language therapists
Specialised support workers
Working together, we aim to provide tailored and individualised support for the whole family
We work short, medium and long term up to 18 months. The cherished family project offers, a rich tapestry of support to match the varying needs of families including:
Specialised support for ADHD and Autism
Specialised support for families affected by disability
Home and community support
Support with employment and housing
Signposting and liaising with other agencies
We offer a range of psychological therapies to fit the family. Therapies with different family members may run concurrently for maximum impact. For example, it may be agreed that we provide couple counselling and one on one child counselling or couple counselling and family therapy, depending on what the need is.
Family (Systemic) Therapy
Here the whole family attend. The focus is usually on dynamics within the family, relationships and the roles different people play. This is an opportunity to notice how you work as a family and also communicate to one another in a healthy and contained way. Sometimes, unhealthy interactions get repeated or important issues go unspoken which can have a negative effect on the way the family work and live.
One on one therapy for children which is usually highly creative. The therapy draws on music, drama, art and ‘therapeutic play’. This helps children safely and non-threateningly work through and process difficulties, past and present in their life.
This is therapy that involves both parents, looking closely at their relationship. This might involve looking at patterns, ways of relating and how they parent as a team. Sometimes, couples we see have been in conflict for some time, often this is difficult for the whole family making the already tough task of parenting even tougher! Our couples counsellors help pave the way for clearer communication and to support couples in resolving underlying conflicts they may have.
One to one therapy for adults which might involve resolving issues from the past, increasing self-awareness and improving the quality of relationships that you have. Therapy might include understanding negative automatic thoughts, decisions and assumptions that might give rise to anxiety and depression. It might also look at ways in which to overcome obstacles to stresses in life and be more fulfilled.
The Incredible Years
The Incredible years is an evidence based and well established parenting programme aimed for parents of children aged 0-12 years
The Friendship Circle
This is a weekly, one hour social group for mum’s and dad’s, with a crèche provided. This is a chance to bond with each other and make new friends.
Cooking with Cath
A fun, 8 week course with our expert cook. Through a combination of doing and showing our parents cook eight simple, nutritious and cheap meals from scratch.
Aimed at parents whose children, aged 0-3 years, are showing early signs of struggling with social-emotional communication.