About Us

Approachable Parenting provides pre -marriage and marriage education, parenting for Muslim families from pregnancy to 18 years and relationship coaching. We also provide training for professionals on how to best engage with Muslim families. We work with parents to support them in having a positive impact on the family structure. Our work has a direct influence in developing the characteristics of the family, empowering parents and improving the confidence, emotional well-being and behaviour of the next generation.

Approachable Parenting was established in response to the needs of Muslim families living in the UK. We offer a variety of services and courses, which link modern Psychological theory and coaching techniques to the Muslim faith. Approachable Parenting provides:

  • Pre-marriage workshops
  • Marriage guidance workshops and courses
  • Parenting workshops
  • Parenting programmes suitable for the whole family from pregnancy to 18 years
  • 1 2 1 parenting coaching support

We deliver our services mainly to Muslim families as well as training and support to organisations who work with Muslim families. Approachable Parenting have a successful train the trainer course to enable suitably qualified professionals to become licenced trainers and also gain the PTLLS (teaching) qualification. Approachable Parenting provides a unique service where individuals and parents are invited to explore problems, learn knowledge, skills and techniques to improve their own development, understanding of themselves and others in a safe environment.



Social Enterprise West Midlands Award – Highly Commended Social Enterprise potential and a Highly Commended Social Enterprise professional.   www.youtube.com/socialenterprisewm

Maarya Abwat-Johnson

Maarya Abwat-Johnson, Approachable Parenting receiving the award on behalf of Dr Hanan Hussein


 Kathleen Roche-Nagi receiving a Highly Commended award on behalf of Approachable Parenting

The Five Pillars of Parenting programme has been evaluated by the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners and the National Academy of Parenting Research, Kings College London.



This programme is an evidenced based programme, endorsed by Department of Education.


We are one of the first organisations to be assessed for the new quality mark standard for parenting programmes by CANparenting.



Kathleen at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party on 6 June 2013 to afternoon tea with the Queen

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Approachable Parenting
Innovation Development Centre
22-28 George Street, Balsall Heath
Birmingham B12 9RG - UK

Phone: 0121-773 8643
Email: info@approachableparenting.org.uk
Approachable Parenting are partnered with Islamic Relief to help deliver our parenting courses