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Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities course

Sessions empower parents to share experiences, learn new skills and practice these alongside other parents.

Free parenting courses on the theme of Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities are being made available to couples, carers and family members across Nottinghamshire.

What is EPEC?

Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities (EPEC) is a volunteer-led, evidence-based parenting programme. Each session is delivered by two Parent Group Leaders (PGLs) who have received 60 hours training to deliver EPEC courses. Sessions aim to empower parents to share experiences, learn new skills and practice these alongside other parents. There are 2 courses which are available both face-to-face and via MS Teams, so offer variety and flexibility depending on childcare/parent commitments:

  • ‘Being a Parent’ – 9, 2-hour sessions over 9 weeks
  • * ‘Being a parent together’ – 10, 2-hour sessions over 10 weeks

Who is it suitable for?
Any couples, parents, carers or family members who care for children under 12. Parents are supported and encouraged to try new parenting techniques each week and share the outcomes with other parents.

Upcoming courses
Courses run throughout the year.
For general enquiries and for health professionals to make referrals, email:

For more details, please see the leaflets that you can download here:

Being a Parent course
Being a Parent Together Full course
Parent Group Leaders flyer

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Parentline. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health practitioner within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

  • Parents and carers of children aged 0-19:



Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

This page was last reviewed on 09-12-2022

This page will be next reviewed on 09-12-2025