Parenting support programmes

Parenting programmes provide support, advice and guidance to parents and carers living in the Rochdale Borough. They're a great way of helping parents and carers understand the different behavioural and developmental stages of your baby, child or teenager. They are also a great way to meet others parents and carers with whom you can share ideas.

All our programmes are delivered by experienced, trained practitioners who understand the joys and challenges of bringing up children. Our programmes can help you to find new ways and ideas for how you can work with your children, to problem solve, reduce stress and address any concerns you may have. You'll be encouraged to build upon your existing skills and learn from other parents and carers.

Our programmes are intended to be educational and fun. Programmes are delivered throughout the year, across the borough with morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.

0–4 months old – Incredible Years Baby​

Incredible Years Baby is a 10-week programme for 2 hours a week.

The programme is for parents at risk of not bonding with their baby or finding it difficult to settle into a new routine. The baby attends the course with the parent/carer.

  • To discuss this course further please call 0300 303 0430.

2–9 years old – Webster Stratton Incredible Years

For ages 2 to 8. ​Webster Stratton Incredible Years is a 14-week programme for 2 hours a week.

You'll learn strategies around:

  • Tantrums.
  • Fights between siblings.
  • Bedtime problems.
  • Behaviour in public places.
  • Stealing.
  • Lying.
  • Mealtime problems.

To discuss this course further please call 0300 303 0430.

11–16 years old – ParentsPlus Adolescent

A practical evidence-based programme for parents about the positive parenting of adolescents (aged 11 to 16), focusing on effective communication, problem-solving and building positive relationships, as well as reducing conflict and behaviour difficulties.

This programme is currently delivered virtually using Zoom and runs for 8 weeks, 2 hours per week.

  • To discuss further please call 0300 303 0430.

11–16 years old – Break4Change Child to Parent Abuse Programme

An adolescent family violence intervention programme designed to address young people’s violence and abuse towards parents or carers.

It's a skills-based, restorative group programme for both young people and their parents or carers focusing on non-violence and mutual respect between family members.