Early Intervention and Prevention Services

Acorn Family Centre - Individual Support

The Centre offers a wide variety of groups and one-to-one support for families including advice and support with breastfeeding, weaning, sleep, toilet training, home safety, baby massage and nutrition. 


Acorn Family Centre - Groups


The Acorn Centre offers the following groups: 

  • Parenting from ages 0 - 18 including specific groups for children with ASD
  • Language and Play 
  • Child Development
  • Understanding Pregnancy, Birth and Your Baby Antenatal Parenting Group
  • Baby Massage, breastfeeding peer support and baby group
  • Life Skills/Personal Development Group 


Building Strong Families Team (TAF)

Based on an assessment of family strengths and needs, the team provides flexible programmes of intervention to children, young people and their families who need support with family relationships, confidence-building and self-esteem, parenting and behaviour management. 


If you have any queries, please contact Louise Simpson, Building Stronger Families on 01633 644152.


Carers Trust South East Wales - Young Carers Service


Changing Minds Project for 14 - 25 Year olds 


Cyfannol Women's Aid 


Face-to-Face Therapeutic Service Counselling and Therapy

This is an open access service that supports children and young people between the ages of five and 18 who are experiencing emotional difficulties, the service offers school-based and non-school based counselling and therapy. 


Face-to-Face Family Therapy


Flying Start


Home Start Monmouthshire 


Home Start Children in Need Project

This Project is aimed at 4 - 11 year olds, offering 1:1 support for children with emotional behavioural difficulties.


Home Start Healthy Minds Healthy Families 

Focuses on families affected by poor mental health offering a specialist staff member and trained volunteers who will be able to work on a 1:1 basis, helping the family with goal setting.  Time limited group sessions are also offered. 


Housing - Monmouthshire Housing Association provides a range of support and advice to tenants including managing money and support with finding employment, education or training. 


PaCE Project


Positive Futures - The Project is a sport based social inclusion programme that works with young people aged 10 -18 years who are at risk of becoming disengaged, using sport as the main engagement tool to gain outcomes for young people.  It also enables young people to take part in a range of workshops that are issues based and needs led, prior to the sports sessions. 


Primary Care Mental Health Support Service - THE PCMHSS services children and young people with mild to moderate health needs or behavioural issues.  We can offer an assessment of need, brief therapeutic interventions, guidance and advice to children and their carers as well as support and guidance to GPs and other primary care professionals.  We can support onward referral to specialist services where appropriate. 


Youth Offending Prevention Project


Youth Enterprise - Inspire2Achieve/Inspire2Work - Preventing young people most at risk of disengagement (11 - 16 year olds becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training)).  Supporting young people aged 16 - 15 who are NEET and entering into education, employment and training.)


Youth Service


If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact the Duty and Assessment Team, Social Services Department - Assessment and Early Help Team on 01291 635699