United Parents (UP) is a fun and encouraging group for single parents to find support and friendship. Everyone welcome!
The group normally meets on Friday mornings during term time, for tea, coffee, cake and various activities. For the time being though we are meeting virtually via the Zoom app. You can easily download it for free on your phone or pc and we can help you with this if you wish.
WHEN? Every Friday morning from 9.30 to 11.00
To join us: either send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on www.facebook.com/united.parents.southampton
“For me belonging to the UP group has become an integral part of my health & wellbeing. It is so important to me that I can share conversations of different topics, advice, support and know we are a ‘safe’ place to do so. As a single parent I miss not having another adult to talk to on a regular basis and therefore meeting regularly benefits more greatly”.
“After I joined one of the group
chat with other single mums, they were friendly, supportive and non judgemental
community, which made me feel comfortable to be open and to feel like am not
So, being able to talk to them, to share with them the highs and lows that we face, it’s like a therapy, we support each other spiritually, emotionally, and we share tears and laughs, there’s a joy in my heart after the meetings because the feeling of knowing that I am not alone gives me courage to keep going no matter what I am going through.
I get to have some information, we share ideas, tips on things to do that can help us through our daily lives, through the tough times. Through the conversations, I feel connected, I feel supported and understood. I don’t feel like am alone in the whole world anymore. It’s a blessing to have such amazing, strong and supportive women in my life”.
“As a single parent it is very important for my mental health to be able to connect with others who are understanding of my situation. It is nice to listen to each other’s advice, get encouraged and to get ideas. For myself I prefer real contact with people to get out and meet up”.
“I would second what the others have said and for me having just moved to the city and recently separated it has been a blessing to have this support and connect with others who understand and are experiencing the challenges of being single mum etc. It is a good opportunity to make new friends too”.