Improving the lives of children and parents

A chance to change the lives of parents for years to come so they give the next generation the best possible start in life.

World class training

Free three-day training programme for all volunteers who pass the tryout. In it you will be introduced to the five disciplines of a Parent Gym Coach: Credibility, Affinity, Spirit, Navigation and Individual focus, as well as encouraged to engage with the content of the material fully. This is based on The Mind Gym’s world class Academy that has been running successfully for a decade.

Stepping stone back to work

The short hours of the Parent Gym programme makes it an ideal stepping stone back to work after time away, and can help develop skills for a career change. Indeed, some Parent Gym Coaches have gone on to become coaches with The Mind Gym, delivering ‘workouts’ in companies such as O2, Sainsbury’s, Accenture and Prudential.


Each session is delivered over two hours during the school day. Detailed facilitator notes and all the materials you need for a successful programme are provided weeks in advance.

Parenting tips

It can be a refreshing, invigorating and thoroughly enjoyable experience to share parenting stories with other parents, as well as reading the tips in the fun magazines.

Click "Volunteer Stories" on the left to see what our coaches have to say about volunteering with Parent Gym...