Clear Sky is a children's charity based in Oxfordshire.
We have been supporting children for over 10 years. Most of the children who are referred to us for help have experienced trauma, or are suffering from emotional or behavioural problems. Clear Sky are the experts in Play and Creative Arts therapy. We provide therapeutic interventions for children, and also support group for parents and carers, training for teachers and courses for professionals to help children to thrive from an early age.
Our new project 'Baby Bonding' is based on an established programme that runs across the world and which is now part of the Clear Sky family. Baby Bonding is a 6 week programme to support babies, toddlers and their new parents.
We know that lockdown has meant that the normal support network for new parents hasn't been available and many parents have told us that they will struggle to bond with their child or introduce their new baby into community settings. Moreover, parents have not had the support that they need to understand how to nurture the important relationship between parent and child, especially throughout what has been a challenging and difficult year.
Our Baby Bonding groups, run by fully qualified therapists will support parent and baby/toddler over a number of weekly meetings, enabling the set up on ongoing established support groups at the end of the programme.
With your help we'd like to fund 2 local programmes to begin with in Oxfordshire to encourage communities to get involved! We will then go onto deliver more as our programme gathers speed!