How to get help

We accept referrals from parents themselves, friends/relations of parents and health and other professionals within the Wokingham Borough. If you have at least one child under five years old and are struggling to cope with the daily challenges of parenting you can refer yourself.

If you know someone who has at least one child under five years old and is struggling to cope with the daily challenges of parenting, you can refer a friend. The majority of our referrals come from local health professionals.

Refer a friend

If you have a friend or a relative who you think would benefit from one of our family support services and they are happy for you to contact us, please get in touch.


We offer emotional support to parents and will interact remotely with their children as appropriate, offering advice and guidance on parenting skills and help to reduce isolation and low confidence and self-esteem. We will also work hard to signpost families to other services as appropriate and will continue to work in partnership with other statutory and non-statutory services across the borough.

We look forward to receiving referrals through our online referral form.

If the referral is urgent please email us on

If on receiving the referral we have questions, or we feel it’s unclear why the referral has taken place we will be in contact for clarification before contacting the family in question.

Thank you for working with us to provide support to vulnerable families across the Borough.

Refer yourself

If you are a parent with at least one child under the age of five then we may be able to help you. Do you ever:

  • Feel isolated in your community, with no family nearby and struggling to make friends?
  • Feel overwhelmed with postnatal illness but find it hard to talk to anyone about it?
  • Feel like you are having a hard time coping with your child’s behaviour?
  • Struggle with the emotional and physical demands of having young children?
  • Struggle to cope with a disability?

Maybe you just need someone to talk to? Someone who won’t judge you; a shoulder to cry on or perhaps someone to play with or read to your children so that you can do some household chores.

Referral resources



Annual Report