The Helping Hands Psychology Service

Helping Hands Psychology Service is run by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. 

The service offers psychological support to the families of children with developmental difficulties and/or disabilities who access other services at Serennu Children’s Centre, Nevill Hall Children’s Centre, and Caerphilly Children’s Centre. The service also offers training and consultation to the professionals who work to support these families. Many of the services available can be accessed via a request for involvement completed by parents or carers.

To discuss how Helping Hands Psychology might be able to support your family, please contact Charlotte Montgomery on 01633 748000 or Rebekah Sutherland 02920 868447 or you can speak to one of Sparkle's Family Liaison Officers.



Dad's/Male Carers Group

We invite all fathers and male carers of children with disabilities and developmental conditions to a monthly get-together on a Saturday morning. This time can be used to have a chat over a breakfast roll.

The group is led by the Dads themselves, and supported by our Helping Hands team when needed. This session offers male carers a chance to chat about the issues that affect them specifically.

This group meet each second Saturday of every month, 10:00am-12:00pm


ADHD/ASD Parents Support Group 

ADHD/ASD Parents Support Group supports parents and carers of children and young people affected by ADHD and/or ASD. 

They meet at Serennu Children's Centre each second Thursday monthly between 10am and 12pm. You are very welcome to join them for a cuppa and a chat. If you would like more information you can contact our Family Liaison Officers at Serennu Children's Centre by telephoning 01633 748013 or emailing



Newport Autism Support Group 

Newport Autism Support group (NAG) are a support group for parents, carers and grandparents of children or young people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) living in Newport. 

The group invite various speakers to their meetings including Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists and other agencies.

They meet on the first Thursday of each month from 10am-12pm at Serennu Children’s Centre. If you would like more information please email: