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.
The last few years have been very challenging for little people. With lockdown worries and isolation and a lack of opportunities to play and make friends, many toddlers and babies have missed out. Our play sessions allow children to learn about their emotions and express themselves in a safe and enriching way. Learn Mindfulness to calm an anxious or excitable disposition and enjoy Performing Arts to engage the imagination.
These sessions also run during school term times.
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.
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.
Meet The Team
Parenting Course Facilitator
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.
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.
Working with our Community
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
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