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Parents Under Pressure

A 20-week intensive parenting programme for parents in receipt of drug or alcohol treatment that helps parents with the pressure and stress of looking after a young child and managing their drug or alcohol treatment.

Starting with an assessment, goals are agreed with parents based on their important issues and PUP aims to help parents develop positive and secure relationships with their children.

The programme focuses on the things parents do well to build their confidence, adopting a strengths-based approach. Professionals work with parents to help them understand their child's development, become more attuned and responsive to their child's emotions and needs, and improve the way they interact with their child.

The service works alongside other agencies involved with the family, such as drug and alcohol teams, local children’s services, GPs and other local health services.

Who to contact

Parents Under Pressure service details - Blackpool Better Start

Where to go


Parenting Under Pressure sessions take place in the family home setting

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Anyone who works with families who meet the PUP criteria can refer to the service delivery team.

Other notes

Blackpool Better Start currently offers more than 25 early years interventions aimed at supporting families through pregnancy and the first four years of a child’s life.

If you are working with families in Blackpool then we may have a project that can help.

Our projects provide interventions to support pregnant women and families with children under 4 years to help:

  • social and emotional development
  • health and well-being advice
  • oral health
  • volunteering opportunities

Keep up to date with all the latest information: by Blackpool Better Start, the NSPCC and a range of partners, we aim to give every new baby in Blackpool a better start in life, helping them to enjoy the early care and nurture they need for healthy development and to be ready for school. 

 Last updated: 11 May 2020