Join this short parenting course in Brighton & Hove.


Discover ways to handle the tough times with your baby or child including how to reduce anxiety and stress levels so they don’t impact your family relationships. Explore ways to connect with your child even when you’re stressed or busy so you can respond calmly instead of reacting.

Suitable for parents, carers and grandparents of babies and children from birth to 10 years.


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COURSE TUTOR: Agnes Munday

DURATION: 2 sessions

DAY: Thursday

TIME:  10.30am-12.30pm

WHEN: 7 & 14 November 2019

WHERE: Hove Library

COURSE FEE: £25 / £15 / FREE


To be offered a free place you need to be:

  • 19 or older
  • Living in the EEA for at least 3 years
  • Living in the Brighton and Hove area


AND be unemployed (or working less than 16 hours) or on a low income (less than £13,500 for a single income or less than £18,000 for a combined household income)

  • Or have no qualifications (no Level 2 or above qualification)
  • Or you volunteer and are unemployed


Please note that this course cannot be booked online.

Please see further information on fees and concessions online or in our brochure.



Parenting is life changing and stressful. It’s not unusual to feel insecure and at times overwhelmed about what is by far, the most difficult job of all and the one that caries the most responsibility.

Whether caring for a new baby, a wilful two-year old or a stroppy 11 year old, we are faced with new challenges every day, often without much support and with limited resources. Under stress, we can be easily triggered to react in a way we later regret.

This course aims to: 

Offer you new ways to gain the most joy out of being with your child and:

–   reduce your stress levels so they don’t get in the way of your family relationships

–   handle the tough times at home with a minimum of anger, worry and negative thinking

–   respond calmly

–   really connect with your child even when you are busy


Who this course is for?

For parents or carers


What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

The course will help you focus on the present moment and respond better to the stressful moments with your child, place yourself in the “internal witness” space and learn ways of being more self-compassionate and aware of your own needs.

You will have learnt a range of mindfulness techniques that have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. You will have access to many audio and video resources to help you carry on practicing at home after the course is finished.


What materials will I need for the course?

Pen and pad if you would like to make some notes

How will I know how I’m doing on the course?

The tutor will explain the aims and outcomes at the beginning of the sessions and provide opportunities for you to review your learning. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and take part in discussions. You will be encouraged to further discuss the material and practice the skills at home between sessions and after the course is finished. Resources will be provided to enable this.


Are there any other websites or books that can help me?

The tutor has created a site for learners on this course:


Can I download any useful apps to my Smartphone or tablet?

Insight Timer features more than 4,000 guided meditations from over 1,000 teachers

Aura sends you a new, personalized, three-minute meditation every day

Headspace offers Bite-sized meditations for busy schedules


Download the apps on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store


Who is the course tutor?

Agnes Munday has been running these very popular courses for several years. The feedback on her sessions is always positive, and people appreciate the energy, enthusiasm, fun and passion she brings to the sessions.

Agnes has a BA Hons in Education, a PGCE in post 16 Education, and a Paediatric First Aid trainer diploma.
Agnes also works in Public Health and has twenty years’ experience of designing and delivering for a wide range of organisations.




What next, after the course? 

You can also speak to the Information, Advice and Guidance officer at Friends Centre who can help you with:


  • Information on other courses and services
  • Impartial guidance to help you make the right choices
  • Advice on volunteering and training
  • Initial assessment for English and Maths




Thursday 7 November 2019 - Thursday 14 November 2019
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sessions: 2

Full price: £25
Concession rate (if available): £15
Please note that concessions are not available online.
Click here for information on fees and concessions.

Hove Library


Book online or more information: Click here for more information or to book online (if available)

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