The Families Course

Connection Nurture Growth

The Families Course covers eight key areas of family relationships and forms a framework to build a healthy, strong and loving family life - whatever your family looks like. 

Sessions include presentations by trained Families Course educators, discussion and sharing of ideas to equip families at all stages.

"I'm feeling more empowered to know what I'm doing... hold boundaries without thinking the kids won't like me and be more conscious of stopping and listening."

Course participant. 

We will be running our first Families Course in Whitley, Reading, with Kath McNee, one of the original team who teamed with Sallie Hammond to develop the course.
Dates: 6th Oct, 13th Oct, 20th Oct and 3rd Nov.
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: St Paul's Play Barn, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading.

Please call the Fusion Y&C UK office on 0118 931 4747 or speak to Rev Leon Collyer if you are interested in attending.


The Families Course was developed by Fusion Western Sydney, one of Fusion's eight centres in New South Wales, Australia. Fusion Y&C UK is excited to bring it to the UK as a response to needs expressed in the communities we are part of.

Sallie Hammond author of the Families short course, has written a book called 'Families: Mine, Yours, Ours.'

Here's an excerpt from Steve Biddulph's forward:

"It’s not uncommon for a parenting course such as The Families Course to create such an eye-opening insight in a desperately lost parent that their entire parenting style changes and their children improve almost from day one.  To achieve that is not as simple as it sounds – the combination of empathy, respect, so that each reader feels supported and not judged, with carefully selected content and ideas which can be put into practice right away, takes decades of experience.   That’s what Sallie has, and we should be so grateful that she has taken the time, and has the generosity of spirit, to make it so readily available. Parent education has taken a big step forward with this comprehensive book.”

Steve Biddulph AM
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
author – Raising Boys, Raising Girls, The New Manhood, The Secret of Happy Children

We hope to have some available in this country in early 2017, but in the mean time you can find out more and even order your copy at the link below.