SEND Parent Nurture Group

A group counselling course for parents of disabled/neurodivergent children in the South-West to nurture emotional wellbeing.

Using compassion-focused approaches led by a qualified therapist and a fellow SEND parent, this eight-week course will help you stay emotionally well. Taking place in person or online, it’s an intimate circle where you can connect with others on a similar path and find belonging, support and space to process your emotions.

What will the Nuture Groups be like? The themes covered may include:

  • Reflecting on the story of you and your child so far
  • Exploring the unique gifts that our children bring to this world
  • The wellbeing practices we can embed in our lives
  • Identifying our coping mechanisms and checking that they truly serve us
  • Learning how to relate to our emotions with self-compassion
  • Finding out which of our relationships help and which hinder
  • Reflecting on the role of ableism in our society
  • Working out ways to nurture your mental health after the course has finished


Other Details


Nurture groups are supported by funding from the National Lottery. Sessions are free but we ask for a donation from participants, however small.


Referral required
Referral Details

Parents can be referred or refer themselves.

Contact details

Contact name:
Naomi Bonger
Contact position:
Murmuration Community Therapy

Nurture Groups are held online and in locations across Bristol. Upcoming autumn groups are taking place at St Werburgh's Community Centre and St Paul's Children Centre.