Parent Workshop Programme
The Parent Workshop Programme offers free 1 hour Mental Health workshops for parents and carers, offering support, advice and guidance on how best to support a child or young persons emotional health and wellbeing.
This programme offers families a range of one hour workshops, led by the Psychology in Schools Team from Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT).
The Psychology in Schools Team is made up of clinical psychologists and senior psychotherapists who have worked in specialist mental health services. They have specialist skills and are trained to work with both children and adults. As a team they are passionate about empowering communities to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people, and work in schools across Suffolk.
The workshops will be recorded so anyone unable to attend can still access the content.
If you miss a workshop or want to watch it again you can find all of our parent workshops on the NSFT Mental Health YouTube channel
Supporting our Young People with OCD
This workshop is for parents of school aged children to help them understand 'Obsessive Compulsive Disorder' (OCD) better.
6th February 2023 – 1.00pm Book a place
6th February 2023 – 6.00pm Book a place
Supporting our Young People with Anxiety
For parents to understand anxiety and how to support their child with worry
7th February 2023 – 6.00pm Book a place
7th March – 2023 - 7.15pm Book a place
Supporting our Young People with Challenging Behaviour
A workshop for parents who are concerned or want to learn more about child behaviour that can be difficult to manage.
7th February 2023 – 7.15pm Book a place
Supporting our Young People Manage Big Feelings
A workshop aimed at parents of young people aged up to 11 to help support our children In managing difficult emotions.
6 March – 1.00pm Book a place
Supporting Your Child to Attend or Get Back to School
Is it difficult to get your child to school? This workshop aims to develop parents' understanding and provide helpful strategies.
6 March – 6.00pm Book a place
Supporting our Young People with Low Mood
For parents to understand low mood and how to support their child/teenager
7th March – 6.00pm Book a place
Children and Young People Recorded Workshops on YouTube
The below our previous workshops that we hosted that are now available to view on YouTube.
Supporting our Young People with Eating Difficulties
This workshop is designed to explore some of the eating difficulties young people maybe facing at this time, to understand the way food can be used as a coping mechanism in times of stress, to address what a parent/carer can do that is helpful or not helpful, and importantly identify what are the red flags to alert a parent/carer to take action to get help, as well as where to get help. View workshop
Tools to Manage Uncertainty and Building Resilience in our Young People
This workshop will introduce strategies that parents/carers/professionals can support their young people to help them cope better with uncertainty now and in the years to come. Being able to adapt to situations by learning to tolerate emotions and cope with change reduces stress levels and is a great skill for life.
This workshop is suitable for parents/carers of all children struggling in the current pandemic who would like to learn strategies they can teach their children to manage difficult thoughts, feelings, and situations. It is also helpful for professionals who might work with young people. View workshop
Supporting our Young People with Anxiety
This workshop is for parents of school aged children to help them understand anxiety better. The session covers: what is anxiety, why anxiety, how it effects the brain, how it effects the body, how it impacts on what we do and don’t do and how parents can support their children/adolescents who might be struggling with anxiety. Anxiety in Adolescence YouTube webinar
Teens and Tweens Wellbeing Webinars
A series of 20 mini webinars designed for Teens and Tweens (Tweenager – children from eight years of age) by Dr. Tina Rae (Educational and Child Psychologist), covering advice on managing stress and anxiety, perfectionist behaviours and negative thinking. Watch the webinars on Youtube
Parent Workshops from charity organisations:
Caring and Trauma IPSWICH - Wednesday 15th February 2023, 10.30am-12.30pm
Funded by Ipswich Borough Council Community Fund. The effects of trauma can make family caring feel like we’re riding a driverless bus blindfolded! This workshop aims to increase understanding of what trauma is and how it occurs, raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, understand how they impact those who experience them and signpost some possible coping strategies. To book visit, Suffolk Family Carers website
Caring for Children and Young People with Autism/ADHD ONLINE - Wednesday 8th March 2023, 10.30am-12.30pm
Unfortunately, this workshop is not available to parents/carers who live in Waveney due to funding restraints.
This workshop runs within school hours and is for parents/carers of young people (up to the age of 18) with ASD/ADHD. It reflects on the way in which you care, exploring ways to support neuro-diverse children, whilst maintaining your own wellbeing. Subjects include; condition traits and sensory issues, communication, limit setting, anxiety and how to manage it for yourself as a family carer and for the person you care for and self-care. To book visit, Suffolk Family Carers website