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

Whether caring for a helpless newborn, 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.


For dates, times, location and more information about the next course call Friends Centre on 01273 810210 or email [email protected]

Click here for information about enrolment and eligibility for Free Places.


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 really busy


Who this course is for? 

For parents or carers


What will I be able to do by the end of the 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.


The tutor:

Agnes Munday has been running very popular courses for Community Learning for many 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, a Paediatric and Adult First Aid trainer Diploma.  She is a Public Health Registered Professional, works in Health Promotion and Training and has twenty years’ experience of designing and delivering for a wide range of organisations.  


Are there any websites that can help me?

The tutor has created a site for learners on this course: https://padlet.com/agnesmunday/parentpresent


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


You can also speak to our Information, Advice and Guidance Officer (Eileen) who can help you with:

  • Impartial guidance to help you make the right choices
  • Advice on volunteering and training
  • Initial assessment for English and maths

To book a careers interview, check your eligibility and then call 01273 810210, or email us at [email protected].


For dates, times, location and more information about the next community learning courses call us on 01273 810210 or email [email protected]


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