Parent webinars

The School In-Reach team is holding several webinars for parents over the coming year. These awareness sessions contain useful information about how to support your child with some of the commonly seen emotional and mental health concerns.

These are part of our early intervention offer and therefore may not be suitable for parents of young people with more complex or established needs.

The webinar format allows parents to join from home. Cameras and microphones will be off, but questions can be asked through the Q&A function. Please note these sessions cannot be recorded for copyright purposes, but handouts can be sent on afterwards.

Please register for the webinar you wish to attend using the links below. If you have any difficulties with the links please contact Single Point of Access on 01865 902 515.

Understanding teenage anxiety

  • Date: Thursday 18 January 2024
  • Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm

This presentation will explore teenage anxiety and how to talk with young people about this. It highlights the difference between appropriate levels of anxiety and when additional help might be needed. It explores what might keep anxiety going and provides an overview of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as a number of useful techniques which parents can use to support their child.

Supporting young people who self-harm

  • Date: Thursday 1 February 2024
  • Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

This awareness session explores what self-harm is and how it might present in teenagers. It looks at why young people might self-harm and helps to challenge commonly held assumptions. The session includes support around how to talk to your young person, dealing with your own feelings and supporting teenagers with alternative strategies.

Understanding the teen brain

  • Date: Wednesday 22 February 2024
  • Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

We know that, other than during the first three years of life, the brain goes through the biggest change in its development during adolescence. This is a critical time in teens’ lives, and we have a crucial role to play in helping to guide and develop them to grow into happy and successful adults. The session covers the main changes in the brain during the teenage years relating to: hormones, risky behaviour, the social brain, sleep and the role of parents/carers and other adults.

Communication and coping in social situations

  • Date: Thursday 7 March 2024
  • Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

This session will focus on understanding the different ways children and young people might communicate in social situations, including more stressful social situations, and how parents can more effectively support positive communication and coping at these times of need.

Promoting resilience

  • Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
  • Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

In this session we cover well-being and resilience and look to develop understanding of the importance of resilience in managing the challenges and conflicts in life. The session explores ideas about the brain, feelings and thoughts to promote resilience and utilises practical and visual resources to provide a shared language to describe emotions and mental health in everyday ways.

Supporting young people who self-harm

  • Date: Tuesday 7 May 2024
  • Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

This awareness session explores what self-harm is and how it might present in teenagers. It looks at why young people might self-harm and helps to challenge commonly held assumptions. The session includes support around how to talk to your young person, dealing with your own feelings and supporting teenagers with alternative strategies.

Attention and movement differences in children and young people

  • Date: Thursday 23 May 2024
  • Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

This session will focus on understanding typical attention and movement in children and young people, then identifying and understanding attentional and movement differences, and how parents can support their children with these challenges.

Understanding childhood anxiety

  • Date: Thursday 27 June 2024
  • Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm

This session is aimed at managing anxiety in children under 12. It highlights when anxiety might be a problem (as opposed to a ‘normal’ developmental phase), describes different anxiety disorders and how these can be recognised and discussed. It explores why treatment is important and gives a detailed overview of a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy approach aimed at parents.

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Page last reviewed: 21 December, 2023