In collaboration over the last 8 years we have become aware of the need for parenting group work. We are exploring starting a group in March 2017 but before we do, rather than have an agenda or use a model, we would like to get an idea of the need for parents for something like a workshop for parents that will not only address special needs such as parenting children with learning problems or behavioural problems but also addresses contemporary parenting styles and the challenges parents face in this technological and time-urgent era. We invite parents in our area, who will attend a Saturday morning workshop to connect and have conversations with us on these matters in order to assess their needs as we prepare to launch the first workshop in March. We feel to be prescriptive may miss the real needs out there. We are keen to make sure all caretakers who are in “parenting” roles attend to ensure open communication and understanding.