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About Us

Welcome to our new website! We have been beavering away, creating a lovely new website whilst working from home.

We plan to return to the Mellow Office on Tuesday 2nd November 2021, but in the meantime we are happy to support you via email, zoom or even an old fashioned phone call on:

07706 360590   or    07706 360592    or    07766 524338.

We specialise in training you to support the families and children you work with, and our evidence-based programmes have made us experts at what we do since 1996. 

Mellow started from research by a team of child psychologists and psychiatrists who were trying to understand early parent child relationships. As part of this they developed ways to observe interaction in detail. As technology progressed, the use of video became easier and it seemed that using video to feedback to parents had a real potential to make a difference. The value of this method was later confirmed by research showing that positive video feedback was a powerful tool in changing behaviour.

  • Nurturing

    We believe that nurturing relationships are vital to healthy development. This value runs through the organisation from staff to practitioners to families.

  • Inclusive

    Mellow programmes are accessible to every parent and child that would benefit from attending regardless of their race/religion/gender/age/sexuality/socioeconomic status or geo-graphical location. We listen to, reflect and learn from the views and experiences of all those we work with

  • Quality

    All Mellow programmes are robustly evaluated and tested for effectiveness and feasibility. Our evidence base ensures the highest standard of group delivery and optimal outcomes for parents and their children. This value runs through the organisation which was ISO 9001 accredited and follows high governance standards. In April 2021 we received the Charity of Excellence Framework award.

Training

    • 3-Day

      Going Mellow

      Training to help you support parents with children (0 – 5 yrs.) 

      Core training split into therapeutic personal group programmes:

      • Mellow Mums for Babies
      • Mellow Mums for Toddlers
      • Mellow Dads for Babies
      • Mellow Dads for Toddlers
    • 3-Day

      Mellow Ability

      Training to help you support parents who have children with additional needs (4-7 yrs.)

      • Mellow Ability for Mums with disabled children between 4-7yrs
      • Mellow Ability for Dads with disabled children between 4-7yrs
    • 3-Day

      Mellow Futures

      Training to help you support parents with learning difficulties/disabilities (antenatal period to 5 yrs.)

      • Mellow Futures for Mums with learning difficulties &/ disabilities (LDD)
      • Mellow Futures for Dads with LDD
    • 1-Day

      Mellow Bumps

      Training to help parents understand and connect with their baby before birth (antenatal)

      • Mellow Bumps (for mum-to-be)
      • Mellow Dads-to-Be
    • 1-Day

      Mellow Ready

      Training to help you support teens (14-18 yrs.)

      A group programme specifically created for teens to support their mental health & wellbeing

      • Mellow Ready for girls or boys aged 14 – 18yrs
    • ½ – Day

      Mellow Conversations

      Training focuses on practical techniques to achieve a strength-based approach & solution-led conversations (any age/profile)

    • ½ Day x 2

      Online Mellow Bumps

      Online training to help parents understand and connect with their baby before birth (antenatal)

      Delivered over 7 group sessions online:

      • Online Mellow Bumps (for mum-to-be)
      • Online Mellow Dads-to-Be
    • ½ Day x 2

      Online Mellow Ready

      Training to help you support teens (14-18 yrs.)

      A group programme specifically created for teens to support their mental health & wellbeing

      Delivered over 12 group sessions online:

      • Online Mellow Ready for girls or boys aged 14 – 18yrs.
    • ½ Day x 3

      Online Going Mellow

      Online Going Mellow (0-5yrs): helping parents understand and connect with their babies/toddlers.

      Delivered over 8 group sessions online:

      • Online Mellow Babies (for mums)
      • Online Mellow Babies (for dads)
      • Online Mellow Toddlers (for mums)
      • Online Mellow Toddlers (for dads)

‘To be honest I can’t really think of anything that would have made it better. Obviously if we were not in these extraordinary times it would be nice to physically be with the facilitators and others on the course.’ – Online Bumps Practitioner

“I enjoyed being at Mellow Dads, it was a great experience, it gave me the chance to hear other dads stories and how much they enjoy being dads. Thank you for letting me be a part of it” – Mellow Dad

‘Very calming, reassuring. My anxieties were put at ease’ – Online Bumps Mum to be

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