The McMullen Project is a community-based project bringing together primary schools, their parents and children as well as Further Education providers to provide simultaneous therapeutic intervention for both parent and child.
Working alongside UCLAN, Runshaw College and Preston College, families who have faced trauma, emotional challenge and or mental health difficulties will be able to access support and begin to rebuild and bounce back. The project works with student counsellors on a volunteer basis to provide therapy where it is most needed. With two counsellors supporting either the child or parent within one family unit, both will be able to gain the support they need to improve long term outcomes.
In addition, the project will provide further support through educational initiatives for parents to enhance employability and life skills, reducing social isolation through groups, classes, and community projects at a pace parents are comfortable with.