Young Ballymun

Infant and Early Years Mental Health Reflective Supervision

Practitioners have said:

 “I look forward to my monthly reflective supervision sessions where I get time to think more  deeply about my work with families and to get a better understanding of what’s going on for them. This makes me more empathic with parents and children and in turn, parents develop a deeper understanding of their child”.

For who:

Practitioners in HSE Primary Care and Early Years Care & Education, working with parents and children 0-5 years in Ballymun.

What can I expect?

Monthly onsite group and individual one hour consultation sessions, where practitioners are supported to reflect on their practice, discuss the personal impact of the work and develop infant and early years mental health knowledge and skills.

Why do we do it?

Working with infants, toddlers, very young children and their parents can be particularly emotionally taxing because of the vulnerability and rawness of emotions in this period. Having the safety of a containing, non-judgemental reflective supervision space allows practitioners to deepen their insight and reflective capacity and identify the interventions that best meet the needs of the child and family.

Find out more:

Contact Mary Fanning at 01-8832156 or mary@youngballymun.org