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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...
Thursday, 12 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...
Friday, 13 November 2020
Online

Anxiety and Low Mood in Primary Aged Children - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

Anxiety, low mood and building resilience in primary aged children. About the course Anxiety and depression/low mood, often co-existing, are the most prevalent and pervasive mental health issues for children & young people living in our communities This workshop will clarify what is happening for young people living with anxiety and depression We will raise self-awareness of the issues and t...
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Online

Demand Avoidance - VIRTUAL LEARNING EVENT

About the course Delivered by Aspens on behalf of West Sussex Mind Demand avoidant traits can be a trait for some children with autism. Due to the high levels that any demand made (even those that they put on themselves), managing daily activities, tasks and settings can be extremely difficult and stressful for the child and adults. What makes it more difficult is that some of the usual strategies...
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Managing Anxiety

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, 18 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...
Thursday, 19 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, 19 November 2020
Online

Meltdowns and Shutdowns (Autism Families & Carers Programme)- VIRTUAL EVENT

Course Description Coping with Meltdowns and Shutdowns 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 virtual workshop for parents, carers and family members of...
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Online

Autism and Girls (for parents and carers) - Virtual Event

About the course This is a 2 hour virtual workshop for parents, carers and family members of children and young people. This session is delivered by a trainer with autism who is able to give a first person perspective of what it is like to be autistic and female. By the end of this workshop students will be able to; Describe how girls on the Autistic Spectrum present differently to boys. Unders...
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
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Making Sense of Wellbeing - Mindfulness: Go with life's flow

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...