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First coffee session of 2024

By Mrs Jeffries, in SEND SUPPORT - Tuesday, 9 January 2024

Welcome back and a happy new year to you all!

We are very excited to announce that we have visitors from both Add-vance and HPCI attending our coffee session on Friday 19th January 9am-10am on the lower site. Add-vance are a charity who provide fantastic support for families of children with or on the pathway to a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD. Their aim is to improve the wellbeing and reduce social isolation of young people and their families and we know that both visitors will be able to provide some super advice and be able to answer questions. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Children's Wellbeing Practitioner Workshops (January - March 2024)

By Julie Dunthorne, in SEND SUPPORT - Tuesday, 19 December 2023

Children's Wellbing Practitioner Workshops, which are delivered online via Microsoft Teams, are open to all young people and parents/carers of children and young people who attend a school or who are registered to a GP in hertfordshire.  See attached flier for more details.

NESSie FREE Parent/Carer Webinairs

By Julie Dunthorne, in SEND SUPPORT - Monday, 18 December 2023

NESSie (Positive Mental Health) are offering FREE webinairs next term to help parents support their children/young person on the following subjects:

  • Avoiding School
  • Anxiety
  • Struggling to Attend School
  • LGBTQ+ or Gender Questionning
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Self-Harming behaviours

See attached flier for more details and how to book.

Free Mental Health First Aid training

By Mrs Jeffries, in SEND SUPPORT - Friday, 15 December 2023

The NHS are running a FREE one day course on mental health first aid training for parents and carers of children between 8 and 18 years old. It is on 30th January 930am-4pm and is taking place at Robertson House on Gunnelswood Road in Stevenage. 

Take a look at the attached pdf to find out more about the course structure and let us know if you attend. It'd be great to get people who attend to share their thoughts at a future coffee session. The content looks great and so useful! 

You will learn an understanding of common mental health issues and how they affect young people; ability to spot signs and guide to a place of support; knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness; and skills to support positive wellbeing.

Christmas coffee session

By Mrs Jeffries, in SEND SUPPORT - Monday, 4 December 2023

Join us for our final coffee session of the term this Friday, 8th December. It's on the lower site in the family room from 9am-10am. There'll be some Christmas treats and friendly faces to share concerns with. Look forward to seeing you there.

Free Mental Health first aid course for parents

By Mental Health lead , in SEND SUPPORT - Friday, 1 December 2023

Would you like to attend a 1 day, free course for parents/carers of children aged 8-18?

From this course you will gain an understanding of common mental health issues in young people, signs to spot and strategies to support them.

This course will increase your knowledge and build your confidence in discussing mental health with young people and raising awareness.

Different dates are available with each ruinning from 9.30-4pm

Please see the attached flyer for more details. 

 

 

 

Supporting Links - Talking ASD & ADHD FREE On-Line Parent Support Groups

By Julie Dunthorne, in SEND SUPPORT - Monday, 27 November 2023

Supporting Links runs Free on-line courses for parents/carers of children aged 2-25yrs with suspected or diagnosed ASD and/or ADHD.

Please find attached details of courses starting in the Spring Term.  Booking is essential.

Supporting Links - FREE On-Line Parent Support Groups

By Julie Dunthorne, in SEND SUPPORT - Monday, 27 November 2023

Supporting Links offers FREE on-line parent support groups covering a variety of subjects.  
Please see the attached details of courses starting in the new year - booking is essential and are being taken now.

Neurodiversity support hub

By Mrs Jeffries, in SEND SUPPORT - Tuesday, 21 November 2023

The neurodiversity support hub

This FREE service is for parents, carers and professionals who are looking for support for their child or young person on a range of issues related to ADHD, Autism, distressed behaviours and anxiety. Even better - no diagnosis is required!

They're open from Monday to Friday 9am - 1pm. Call 01727 833963 or email them at supporthub@add-vance.org and they are more than happy to help. 

'Autism in Schools' showcase event

By Mrs Jeffries, in SEND SUPPORT - Tuesday, 14 November 2023

Hertfordshire’s Showcase of Autism in Schools Programme will be an amazing opportunity for you to hear from professionals and support agencies about supporting children and young people with autism. It is taking place at Robertson House (Six Hills Way, Stevenage, SG1 2FQ) this Thursday (16th November) and there are 2 sessions available for you to choose from: 930am-1230pm and 1pm-4pm. This is open to all Hertfordshire parents and carers and your child can be either have a diagnosis or be on the pathway for you to attend. There will be a variety of speakers and stalls showcasing all the amazing support and groups available to you. I look forward to seeing you there!