Connecting migrant and refugee parents to their wider community
Renaisi’s Bilingual Advisers are running a new wellbeing project in six Hackney schools. Connect & Collect is funded by the Hackney Council’s Healthier Hackney Fund and aims to improve the wellbeing and resilience of migrant and refugee families. It does this by promoting wellbeing activities, creating a sustainable support network, and creating a safe space in school where parents from different cultures can integrate.
Our Bilingual Advisers will work collaboratively with parents to design and pilot their own wellbeing activities. These will explore three themes: connecting with yourself, connecting with your child, and connecting with your community.
The programme takes an innovative approach to encourage parents to engage while increasing their confidence and leadership skills. Parents are awarded a stamp each time they attend a workshop and two if they lead one. Those with at least five stamps can attend a family celebration event organised by the Bilingual Advisers at the end of the programme.