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Happy Families, Happy Futures

Working together for stronger relationships

Happy Families, Happy Futures: Working together for stronger relationships

Our Happy Families, Happy Futures programme is designed to help improve communication and ease the tension between parents*, supporting a happy environment for their children. This programme is delivered in Dorset.

Everyday pressures can make life difficult, whether it is struggling with finances, going through difficult brake-ups or just having a disagreement within the family.

Whatever the pressure may be, it will often be the cause of tension between parents which can affect children - even when we think they aren’t aware. Children who witness ongoing parental conflict may develop behaviour that could lead to mental health issues, poor performance at school, difficulty making friends and several other long-term issues.

How does Happy Families, Happy Futures work?

Our team are trained to provide parents with one of our four support plans.

1. Family Transitions Triple P – Advice and guidance to deflect the pressure of divorce or separation away from children.
2. Incredible Years Inc. Advance – Support and techniques to support parents working together and do the best for their children in their early years.
3. Within My Reach – Helping people improve their relationships with people who matter.
4. Family Check-Up – Building a parent’s skills to support positive behaviour.


Referrals to the programme have now closed, further information on other sources of support can be found at the Dorset gateway hub at


*The term parents includes biological parents and also individuals other than biological parents who have caring responsibilities for children, e.g. step-parents, adoptive or foster parents, guardians, etc.