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Family Action supports families across the Sandwell area in lots of different ways. Find out more about our latest projects below.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands in Sandwell is a social prescribing project which trains volunteers as Health Champions to support families going through diagnosis of ADHD or ASD with their children.

As well as providing one-to-one support with a Health Champion, families can access group sessions and activities at a number of venues across Sandwell, for instance:

  • Play and Share in Rowley Regis, 3.30-5pm on the last Thursday of the month
  • Sharing Rooms at Burnt Tree, Tipton 10am-12pm every Tuesday, and Wednesbury Library 10am-12pm every Monday

Families Together

families together

The programme aims to prevent Domestic Abuse and is designed to support those families where low level Domestic Abuse or coercive behaviour may be occurring in the home.  It is also aimed at parents who want a better relationship with each other and their children, and families where there may have been a first incident of Domestic Abuse and want support.

The Families Together programme recognises that there are many difficulties families will experience which could lead to family conflict and develop into more severe problems if left unresolved. Families Together is a unique programme designed to support men, women and children to recognise and overcome Domestic Abuse, enabling families to develop their awareness, confidence and self-esteem and ultimately supporting families to feel safer and have the tools to improve their family relationship. The programme is delivered in three elements:

Supporting Men

‘Any Man Can’ is a 12-week programme; each session is approximately 2 hours per week. The programme explores:

  • Exploring the ‘Boy Code’ and being a man
  • Developing vulnerability
  • Understanding anger
  • Family matter
  • Responsibilities and relationships
  • Me and my identity
  • My dad and me
  • Consent, love and sex
  • Communication and assertiveness
  • Future planning

Supporting Women

‘The Women’s Toolkit’ is a 10-week programme; each session is approximately 2 hours per week. The programme explores:

  • Recognising abuse
  • Introduction to self-esteem
  • Self-esteem, coping and psychological wellbeing
  • Effects of abuse on children and parenting skills
  • Power of positive talk
  • Anger and conflict
  • Assertiveness
  • Boundaries and trust
  • Keeping safe
  • Loses and gains
  • Healthy relationships

Family Support

There will be a number of family-centred support sessions, tailored around the needs of each family and designed to bring the family together to experience fun and enjoyable activities and to develop lasting memories. Criteria include the following:

  • The whole family must be willing and committed to engage in all sessions of the programme.
  • This is a preventative programme and not suitable for high-risk families.
  • This programme is not suitable for people whose primary need is alcohol/drug misuse.
  • We cannot support those with a recent  high-risk criminal conviction or who may be deemed to pose a risk to staff and others.

To make a refferal, please complete our referral form and email back to us using the below contact details.

Sonia Randhawa, Project Coordinator – Domestic Abuse

Tel: 07816 086 861

Email: [email protected]

Guidance Notes Families Together Programme – 2023

Download leaflet

Download referral form