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Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Online

Asc and Gaming Addiction - Virtual Learning Event

Gaming Addiction Delivered by Aspens on behalf of West Sussex Mind Over the past 30 years, gaming has been one of the fastest growing industries and become a multibillion pound business, taking over other entertainment industries such as film and music. Its popularity has grown to a point where over 95% of children have become gamers. In recent years this has led to a large number of children sp...
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
Online

Talking to young people about mental health - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

About the course In this course, we will explore the difficulties around talking with young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing. The session will include practical strategies and approaches we can use when talking with young people about mental health. To book your place, please go to westsussexmind.eventbrite.com ...
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Relaxation and self care

This six week course for parent-carers offers you the opportunity to explore some of the essential elements of wellbeing. Our personal and social wellbeing helps us to develop good relationships, feel connected to others and improves our resilience, empathy, and adaptability. The course includes a blend of wellbeing and mindfulness workshops designed to help you enhance your relationship with your...
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Online

Communication on the Autistic Spectrum - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

About the course This workshop is delivered by Aspie Trainers, a project which supports autistic adults to design and deliver engaging, high quality autism training which mixes thorough and up-to-date research and theory with the practical lived experiences of the trainers themselves. This is a 2 hour workshop for parents, carers and family members of children and young people. By the end of thi...
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Online

Sensory Processing (for parents and carers) - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Delivered by Aspens on behalf of West Sussex Mind Sensory processing differences are a common trait of autism. Because of the autistic wiring of the brain, sensory stimuli can be processed in a different way making the world around them overwhelming and unpredictable. Such differences can have a severe impact on a child’s anxiety, learning, engagement and well-being. This session aims to provide ...
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Online

Self Harm and Autism - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Self Harm and Autism About the course At this workshop, we explore the triggers, behaviours and functions of self-harming in autistic children and young people. We will also look at strategies and resources that could support you and your child. To book your place, please go to westsussexmind.eventbrite.com ...
Thursday, 5 November 2020
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Umbrellas Virtual Support Group

Virtual Support Group for parent-carers of children/young people with additional needs or a disability attending mainstream or a special needs school in West Sussex. The sessions are run on a weekly basis and are up to an hour and half long, but you are welcome to come along at any point to be involved and leave when you want to. Please contact Hannah Delmar-Addy at hannah@reachingfamilies.org.uk...
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Virtual

Disordered Eating and autism related food issues

In this session the trainer, Jenny Langley, will provide an update on eating disorders and disordered eating patterns among the youth of today, including acknowledgement of common autism related eating issues. Jenny will provide an update of what we know about autism and eating disorders and what the latest research has found. In addition, Jenny will provide practical tips on how parents can deal w...
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Virtual via Zoom

Virtual Pop-Up - 'Talking Heads' - Universal Credit & Tax Credits

This mini series of four will be delivered by Robert Hayes, Wefare Benefits Advisor, accompanied by West Sussex Parent Carer Forum Trustee, Lindsey Butterfield. There are a maximum of 15 places available which will be distributed on a first come first served basis, if the session is oversubscribed we will keep a waiting list. At the end of the session there will be time for any further questions ...
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Mindfulness: Mind and body relaxation

This six week course for parent-carers offers you the opportunity to explore some of the essential elements of wellbeing. Our personal and social wellbeing helps us to develop good relationships, feel connected to others and improves our resilience, empathy, and adaptability. The course includes a blend of wellbeing and mindfulness workshops designed to help you enhance your relationship with your...
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Online

Youth Mental Health First Aid - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

This course will be a blend of self-learning actives and live interactive sessions with the trainer and other course participants. The total learning time is approximately 15 hours. What is Youth MHFA? Youth MHFA offers an internationally recognised course designed especially for those people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 to 18 years.  Participants learn how to prov...
Wednesday, 11 November 2020
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Making Sense of It All Foundation Course (3 part course)

Free Zoom Workshop for parent-carers based in West Sussex. Has your child been recently identified as having additional needs? Do you find the systems and support for special educational needs confusing? Would you benefit from a broad overview of how it all works? This new 3 part course has been designed to provide an introduction on all the key issues parent-carers will encounter as your child...