Positive Futures Project

Supporting parents and carers is just as important as supporting their children.

All workshops and classes are free to  participants and free childcare support is available at all settings.

Our Positive Futures Project is  funded by the Big Lottery Fund and supports the relationship between parents/carers and children through community based practical workshops and classes.

The workshops take place in relaxed and informal settings, supported by experienced Tutors, enabling participant to take part in workshops and share experiences with other parents and carers.
For the latest news and upcoming workshops and classes see our News page.

Parent and Carer Workshops

Many parents put their energy into everyday issues that arise that are not that important. Strategies are given to deal with the more challenging behaviours. Childcare is provided free of charge for those attending, staffed by qualified, experienced childcare practitioners.

Positive Vibes

An eight-session course in learning how to deal with minor to major issues in your life. Every session involves aspects of relaxation and fun. This is a course that will highlight all aspects in people’s lives.

Handling Children’s Behaviour

Parents work tirelessly to parent their child in the best possible way. Many parents are putting a lot of effort and time into the wrong things and then feel too tired to deal with the tougher behaviour. This course helps you to be clearer about when and how to intervene. This approach is aimed at parents and carers with young children.

Handling Teenagers Behaviour

The Handling Teenage Behaviour programme will focus on the following: to improve adult (primarily parent) and teenager relationships to build confidence and self-esteem in the parent/adult which ultimately has an effect on the teenager.

21st Century Children

How do adult’s childhood experiences differ from what children experience in the 21st century? This course helps you to gain an insight and understanding of childhood today as well as exploring the range of opportunities for children and young people in the local community.


Positive-Futures01A fun and informative course to help you talk to your children about sex and relationships. This course can be delivered as an informative session or as a level 1 or 2 accreditation certificate.


“I felt the trainers put a lot of work & effort into this course. Individual support was always given as well as group support. The trainers made me myself and others in the class very relaxed.” – Course Participant


Adult and Child Workshops

These workshops will include information sharing and practical, fun experiences with your child, accompanied by helpful hand-outs. Parents and child participation in these sessions are aimed to provide time with your child, learn from others, share ideas and meet other parents.

Healthy Outlook

Discover the fun of healthy eating with your child, by working and learning together to create exciting, fun recipes. Aimed at all ages. In 10 sessions, we capture different aspects of health related topics.

Messy PlayPositive-Futures02

Aimed at the younger child, messy play involves the interaction between adult and child through the exploration of sensory activities using a range of arts and crafts materials.

Outdoor Play

This fun workshop will explore the benefits of being outdoor with your children through fun and adventure in the outdoors. Wet weather clothing advised.

Support Groups

We assist support groups for parents and carers including: kinship carers, grandparents and step-parents across Inverclyde.

These groups aim to bring together like-minded individuals who need some time away from their caring duties.

The groups are led by the participants to ensure you get the most from the experience.

Free Childcare support is available for these meetings.

For further information on the support groups contact us now:

“I felt the trainers put a lot of work & effort into this course. Individual support was always given as well as group support. The trainers made me myself and others in the class very relaxed.” – Course Participant

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