A Listening Circle is a closed, safe, compassionate space for you to share your emotions and experiences and listen to others in similar situations. A PMH Listening Circle is led by trained facilitator – a parent from the PMH community who has lived experience of parenting a child with poor mental health – who will gently guide and support the circle to explore and support each other with patience, compassion and confidentiality. We know that connecting with others who understand the challenges we face can give us a valuable outlet that recharges our energy, gives us new and different perspectives and helps us to feel less alone.
The facilitator who leads the session gives each of the 6 parents in the circle the opportunity to speak, reflect and be heard. In the act of listening to others, we hope to bring understanding, compassion and connection to those in the circle.
Listening Circles places are limited to 60, and are being funded by Parenting Mental Health, so are free of charge. Once you have selected your preferred session, and completed the application form, we will review your application and get in touch. Please note, that you will need to commit to attending all the sessions in the 8 week course.
With sessions planned at a range of times, we encourage PMHers across the world to apply. We hope there will be a session time that suits you. Please note, applications close on 4th Feb 2022.
Please note, if you have a diagnosis of PTSD or C-PTSD, Listening Circles are not appropriate for you and we’re sorry that we will not be able to offer you a place.
You will need to be an approved member of the Parenting Mental Health Facebook group in order to apply for a FREE place at a Listening Circle. Please join us here: Join Parenting Mental Health before applying for a session.
Mondays 12 noon – 2.00 pm UK: Register to join the circle
Mondays 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm UK time: Register to join this circle
Tuesdays 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm UK time: Register to join the circle
Wednesdays 10.00 am – 12 noon UK time: Register to join the circle
Wednesdays 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm UK time: Register to join the circle
Thursdays 10.00 am – 12 noon UK time: Register to join the circle
Thursdays 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm UK time: Register to join the circle
Fridays 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm UK time: Register to join the circle
Saturdays 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm UK time: Register to join the circle
Sundays 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm UK time: Register to join the circle
If you are experiencing problems or have any questions, please email us at: email@example.com