If you are a parent and you reside in Hillingdon, then this page is for you!
We at Brilliant Parents believe that parenting, by far, is the most challenging, but most rewarding job there is.
However, for many parents Covid-19 has compounded these challenges, due to parents now having to face the incessant worry of their families contracting the virus, home schooling, redundancies, housing issues and all the anxiety that these problems bring.
We are delighted that Hillingdon Council takes parenting very seriously and as a result has been offering parent support for many years now.
A welcome address to Hillingdon families by Brilliant Parents CEO, Meave Darroux.
A welcome address to Hillingdon families by Julie Kelly, Director of Service Delivery Children and Young People’s Services at London Borough of Hillingdon Council.
Parent Programmes for LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON REsidents
PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES FOR THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON SPRING TERM 2021
Brilliant Parents are offering FREE parenting classes on behalf of the London Borough of Hillingdon for parents who reside in the borough. If this is you, please decide which class you would like to attend complete and submit a self-referral form and we will be in touch.
Below are the dates, times and locations of the upcoming 2022 Spring Triple P Class for parents with children between the ages of 2-16, residing in the London Borough of Hillingdon. You will see that all the Triple P programmes will now take place via zoom due to the latest Government COVID-19 announcement.
|PROGRAMME TITLE||TARGET GROUPS||PROGRAMME LENGTH||DELIVERY START DATE||COMPLETION DATE||DAY & TIME||LOCATION|
|Triple P Group Programme||For parents whose children are aged 2-11 years of age||6 weeks x 2 hours||Friday 04 February 2022||Friday 18 March 2022||Weekly on Fridays 9.30am-11.30pm||Online|
|Triple P Teen Programme||For parents whose children are aged 12-16 years of age||6 weeks x 2 hours||Tuesday 22 February 2022||Tuesday 16 March 2022||Weekly on Tuesdays 6pm-8pm||Online|
|Triple P Stepping Stones Programme||For parents whose children are aged 2-11 years of age maximum and have additional needs||8 weeks x 2 hours||Friday 04 February 2022||Friday 01 April 2022||Weekly on Fridays 10am-12pm||Online|
|Triple P Discussion Group - Dealing with Challenging Behaviour||For parents whose children are aged 2-11 years of age||2 hours||Monday 10 January 2022||Monday 10 January 2022||One-off event 10am-12noon||Online|
|Triple P Discussion Group - Raising Competent Teenagers||For parents whose children are aged 12-16 years of age||90 mins||Tuesday 22 February 2022||Tuesday 22 February 2022||One-off event 11am-12.30pm||Hayes Muslim Centre 3 Pump Lane, Hayes Middlesex UB3 3NB|
|Triple P Discussion Group – Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions||Parents who have teenage children between the ages of 12-16||2 hours||Tuesday 01 March 2022||Tuesday 01 March 2022||One-off event 10am-12noon||Barra Hall Children Centre, Wood End Green Rd, London UB3 2SA|
- Programmes will not be delivered during the half term holiday week beginning Monday 14 February 2022
- Programmes will be delivered via Zoom and face-to-face.
Brilliant Parents offers community-based support for parents across Hillingdon. Parent Champions are volunteer parents who understand local, cultural needs and are trained to offer support and guidance to parents of teenagers who are experiencing one or more of the following challenges.
- Persistent disruptive behaviour in school
- Alienation from the family
- Vulnerability due to additional needs
- Involved in substance misuse
- Social, emotional, or mental health issues
We offer weekly parent /carer support through our Parent Champion network. Our programme consists of weekly check-ins during term time via a phone/zoom chat.
I like the approach as it feels far less judgemental and just like talking to another parent. I have received tips and guidance and suggestions to implement to improve my teenager’s behaviour and really felt supported with it.
My Parent Champion is fantastic! It was good to speak to someone with a different perspective. Previous support felt like a tick box solution. However, working with my Parent Champion I have changed my mind about how it is to receive parenting support. It was nice to talk to someone and it was a really positive experience.
‘Very good to talk and feel you can talk about anything without judgement. They don't know your family so you feel you can talk freely. You feel more positive in yourself to talk and be heard and supported.
BRILLIANT PARENTS TEAM AWARDS – Parent Champions
31 July 2021 at Bell Farm Christian Centre in West Drayton.
Meave Darroux our CEO awarding Khadra from Horn of Africa Youth Association (HAYA) a certificate for the best partnership award.
Khadra (HAYA) Meave (CEO) Sarah (Volunteer Coordinator) and Parent Champions; Ifrah, Raj, Nawaal, Halima and Dehab.
Brilliant Parents awarded the following Volunteer Parent Champions who have all supported Hillingdon residents over the last year:
- The Best Partnership Award – Khadra Hersi from The Horn of Africa (HIYA)
- On the Ball – Anita Aggrey
- Hat’s Off Award – Eriola Ramaj
- Shining Example – Halima Yussuf
- The Cheer Award – Madeline Muzondo
- Best Newcomer – Anisa Mehdaoui
Services available to LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON REsidents
Click on the buttons inside the tabbed menu:
Useful contact for council services
Police Safer Neighbourhood contact details
London Borough of Hillingdon - GPs and pharmacies
Young People’s Activities
Hello my name is Mary Smith.
I moved to the Hillingdon area in April 2020 right in the middle of our first national lockdown.
When we first moved here, we were in crisis mode. My child had experienced violence and trauma through exploitation into County Lines and we had been driven out of our home due to the threat of gang violence on our address. We knew no one here and were cut off from all our support. Hillingdon social services have been a vital lifeline in helping us put our lives together and start over. Our social worker has created an A star team that supports both my child and me, and this has included working with the safeguarding team at the school, St Giles Trust youth worker, housing and employment support for myself, even brainstorming ideas on making new friends during a pandemic! They have really helped in turning what felt like an impossible situation into something we can work with and emerge stronger from.
My name is Halimo Yusuf
I live in the borough of Hillingdon. Some years ago, I was brought to this country not knowing anyone. I was a stranger in a strange place not even knowing the language and the culture.
After so many years of burying my problems within myself, I finally tried to get some help. One day I called the Local Authority Family Service who I feared before, due to the misconception I heard in my community. However, they helped me and my family. They were the opposite of what I had heard about them and I am grateful to them.
I recently attended a Triple P Teens course with Brilliant Parents and found it to be extremely helpful. I now say a lot less negative things and speak more positively to my children.
I will encourage my community to get the help they need and confirm there is nothing to be afraid of.
Brilliant Parents is grateful to the following donors and organisations that support our work