Training & Programmes
Mellow training benefits anyone working with children, families or people in general. Our training programmes primarily focus on children ages 0-5 years as this is the most pivotal time in shaping their futures, however, we do provide training to support other age ranges and scenarios.
Completion of group-focused training grants certified practitioner status, meaning that once trained practitioners can deliver parental groups to help spread the Mellow ethos and ultimately help support themselves and others.
We provide practitioners with the tools to build safe, therapeutic and confidential environments to help parents connect with their children.
As detailed below, training allows for the delivery of certain gender-specific group programmes.
Note: due to the nature of the programmes contained in Going Mellow & Mellow Ability, two trained practitioners are required for delivery as a minimum, however, for contingency, we recommend two trained practitioners for all groups.
Practitioners also gain access to manuals, free Reflective Consultation, ongoing evaluation support (incl. bespoke end of group evaluation reports), free Accreditation & access to the practitioner section of our website for further materials and resources.
Mellow Parenting programmes can only be delivered by Mellow Parenting trained practitioners. This is because we believe that the delivery of a group, especially to very vulnerable parents or parents-to-be requires skills over and above the use of materials and worksheets however good these may be. For this reason, Mellow Parenting only releases Mellow Parenting manuals to trained practitioners.
Mellow Parenting Programme training is structured in a format that will allow each participant to learn about the background of Mellow Parenting, its evidence base and which programme works best for particular families.
Training is split into sessions and participants will learn about the therapeutic personal groups (e.g. Mellow Mums and Mellow Dads) and the age-defined parenting workshops (e.g. Mellow Babies and Mellow Toddlers).
Every trainee receives a certificate of training and benefits from access to support to ensure they deliver with programme fidelity, are able to evaluate their groups effectively, can deliver video feedback sensitively to parents allowing them to pass through Reflective Consultation leading to Accreditation as a Mellow Practitioner.
Our training courses for professionals run frequently across the UK and commissioned training can be delivered in your local area in both the UK and internationally upon request.