Dream Your Future
FAMILIES

Helping you overcome challenges, so you can parent at your best.

All our services are fully funded and are run during term times. 

To support our work please donate here.

We believe that the mental and emotional well-being of families and their children is a social issue, and that parents left to manage by themselves can struggle. Our services provide connection and community for parents, offering you a chance to be heard, to express yourself and be supported to help your children who may also be struggling with emotional or mental health challenges. Learn how to reduce your stress levels and actively improve your emotional well-being to become a more attuned and responsive parent.

To make our support more accessible to parents we run our services during school term times.

 
Modern Design

The Parent Space

Join our parent groups where you can share and be heard, and build supportive friendships with other parents.

Click here for more details.

Counselling

Access counselling to explore what you need, what might be in the way, and create an action plan for success.

Click here for more details.

Parent & Pre-School Mindfulness

By giving children the experience of slowing down and using all their senses to engage with the present moment, we believe they can connect with their natural joy, creativity and well-being, which can protect against the onset of mental health problems in their vulnerable teenage years.

Learn to support your child with mindfulness skills. Fully funded mindfulness classes for parents and pre-school children running in Ledbury this Autumn.

Click here for more details.

Stone Tower
 
 

Meet The Team

Emma Reed
Parent Counsellor
&
Parenting Course Facilitator

Emma Reed Parent Counsellor

Becoming a parent was intense! I knew from my professional background how parenting behaviours could significantly affect a child's whole life, but I found it was really hard at times. I began to have greater empathy for my own parents, and seeing friends struggle also made me realise challenges in parenthood are completely normal! After receiving parenting support from my community, I started to think about how society can positively affect the experiences of parents and children. Wanting to give something back to the town that helped me, we created Dream Your Future as a community initiative to support parents to discover, trust and follow their own deeper wisdom. I hope our work will lessen the struggles of parents and children, improve community well-being, and contribute to a more generous, open and supportive society.

Marie Gill
Mindfulness Coordinator
&
Parent Space Facilitator

When I became a Mum, my whole world changed. My little family, my world, finally felt complete but I also struggled emotionally and mentally. The self-sufficient, strong person that I once knew myself to be seemed to have disappeared and I realised that I could no longer rely on just me to get through; this whole parenting thing was way too big for that! I swallowed a lot of pride, conceded some independence, and finally let my guard down and asked for help. Fast forward a few years and I feel like I am that strong person once again. Don’t get me wrong, I still ask for help. Why wouldn’t I? Being a parent can be tough and you can be thrown off course and overwhelmed without warning. Mums and Dads need support. Fact! That is why I am so immensely proud to represent Dream Your Future; a company that allows me to be an integral part of the very help that I once received.

 
 
Our Mission: Supporting Parents

If you are a parent you already know how hard it is to juggle family life, work, and relationships. You have probably already experienced many ups and downs, as well as many successes. There are times though, when those challenges become really overwhelming and you might not know where to turn. 

As parents ourselves, we know the sacrifices you make to meet the needs of your children. Our services offer you a ready-made community where you can share your struggles, learn new tools and receive encouragement to help you parent at your best.

Mother and daughter holding fingers in heart shape
Mother and child playing blocks
Emotional Support for Parents and Kids.

We know you just want your kids to be happy, and you will do what you can to make sure they are coping. It can be really hard when they struggle and you don't know how to help them. As well as supporting you in your needs, all our services are designed to build your confidence in helping your children. Learn research based tools to help your children find new ways to understand and manage their own worries and emotions. 

DYF soft transparent logo.png
 

Working with our Community

SUPPORT SERVICES

We work with primary parent support services to understand what parents need and how we can help.

Ledbury Children's Centre

Ledbury Health Visitors

Ledbury Food Bank

LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT

We are supported by local organisations who recognise the positive impact of the work we do and support us to offer funded places for our services.

John Goodwin Estate Agents

Bishops Frome Parish Council

Ledbury Town Council

Dawes Brothers Funeral Home

The Barn House Lettings

Sequani

WORK IN SCHOOLS

We work with local primary schools, offering funded counselling to parents. Our listening groups also strengthen community and friendship networks. 

Ledbury Primary School

Bosbury Primary School

Eastnor Primary School

Bromsberrow Primary School

We love collaborating with others in our online parent retreats and other offerings. See who has worked with us below.

 

Get in Touch

We'd love to connect with you.