Parenting Support

Few things are as important as our relationships with our children. As a parent, you are important; however, it can sometimes be difficult to be the parent you want to be and certain everyday situations can put relationships to the test. This is when you may need support for your parenting.

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The municipality’s Parenting Support unit offers free counselling and guidance to parents or other immediate family members of children or young people up to 18 years of age.

Few things in life are as important as our relationships with our children; however, while guiding a child can be a wonderful experience, it can also be a daunting one. Certainly, as a parent we are indispensable, however sometimes it can be difficult to find the energy to be the parent we strive to be. All families with children experience this at times.

There can be a lot of yelling and quarrelling in everyday situations, which put relationships to the test. Your child may not be able to sleep well or does not thrive in school or preschool. Or you may need help to reinforce your child’s resilience and perseverance. Perhaps you need support for your parenting so that you can make a change in your home life.

Who are we?

Parenting Support offers free counselling. The unit is staffed by two experienced social workers. We have a duty of confidentiality and do not keep records. If you need an interpreter, we will arrange it for you.

Parenting Support can offer advice and guidance on day-to-day challenges and give you the tools to help your child in various situations. We meet with parents or other close family members of children and young people up to 18 years of age and offer parenting support individually or in groups.

Our goal is to make sure that you as a parent get advice and support quickly when you feel you need it. Our assistance is individually tailored, based on the needs and wishes of you and your family. We work with you to find common solutions that strengthen relationships and benefit the child's development.
When necessary, we cooperate with other institutions such as preschools, schools, family centres and Region Västerbotten.

If you are unsure about who to turn to or have questions on parenting issues, please do not hesitate to contact us at Parenting Support. You are not alone!

Contact us

Please contact us via our e-service. External link, opens in new window. You can then choose a time when we can call you. You can also call us on 0910-71 20 50.

Our office is located at Hörnellgatan 4 in central Skellefteå.

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Family counsellors

Family counsellors at family centres are there to help parents with children up to 6 years of age. Family centers is also a meetingplace for parents-to-be.

Skellefteå Municipality has a parenting counsellor affiliated to each of the municipality’s family centres, in Anderstorp in Skellefteå, in Byske and in Ursviken. The service is free and is aimed at pregnant women and couples and parents of children up to 6 years of age.

How can a parenting counsellor support you?

No subject is too small or large to address; sometimes we all need support in our parental role. As a parent, you will have many questions and concerns about your child, perhaps concerning their development or upbringing. Conversations might even deal with your current life situation, such as your parental role, relationships or practical issues. In brief, anything that affects you. We believe that if you feel good as a parent, your child will feel good.

So, how does it work?

Many parents are put in touch with a parenting counsellor via their midwife or paediatric nurse but, of course, you are welcome to contact us directly. Parenting counselling is part of the municipality’s open activities, meaning that no investigation or referral is required before you can access the support. We have a duty of confidentiality and do not keep records. Meetings may take place in one of our family centres, in central Skellefteå, in your home or over the telephone. Advice and support is available quickly when you feel you need it.

Who are we?

Parenting counsellors are trained social workers with many years of experience of parenting support. We are also parents of grown-up children, so we have encountered the challenges presented by parenthood and understand day-to-day family life and experiences during a child’s upbringing.

Contact us

We attend family centres during certain open preschool times. You can also reach us Monday to Friday during office hours by telephone, text message or email.

Anna Nyström: 072-516 48 92,

Camilla Lundmark: 072-212 13 06,

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Group sessions for parents

Skellefteå Municipality also offers various series of meetings for parents, all with the aim of providing support in your parenting. For example, we offers the ABC parenting support programme, a series of meetings for parents on how to strengthen family relationships and prevent everyday stress and conflicts. We hold separate meetings for parents of younger children and parents of teenagers.

If you are interested and want to know more, please contact Parenting support External link, opens in new window..

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