In order to support the families we work with, Y Bont has developed several services to support family wellbeing and resilience.

Parenting support

Y Bont has been running the ESCAPE parenting programme for 7 years, this is a programme aimed at improving communication between young people and their parents. It is a 6-week programme with 2 hours per week and is based on mutual respect and building parental confidence.

Seasons for Growth

Y Bont offers the Seasons for Growth child and young persons’ programme.

Seasons for Growth is an innovative grief and loss programme that uses the symbolism of the seasons to illustrate the experience of grief.

Seasons for Growth aims to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people (aged 6-18) who are dealing with significant life changes by exploring the impact of the change and loss on everyday life and learning new ways to respond to these changes. There is now also an adult programme available. Each programme consists of 8 hours, usually 1 hour per week over the course of 8 weeks.


Y Bont has a counselling service for children aged 10 or over and adults. We use the Person-Centred method and we have fully qualified counsellors on the team. The service initially offers 6 individual sessions and these take place at mutually agreed venues easily accessible to the client. More than 6 sessions may be offered if the counsellor and client feel it would be beneficial.

Individual support

Mainly for previous service users we offer support to parents whose children are open to Social Services and they need some guidance and support during this time.

How to refer

For ESCAPE, Seasons and Counselling referral should come through our Families First partners. For Individual support individuals can contact us for help.