Parents and carers invited to free webinar to learn about support available for neurodivergent children and young people
Parents and carers in Warwickshire are invited to join a free webinar on Wednesday 21 June 2023, 12-1pm, to learn about the support available for neurodivergent children and young people and to hear the latest developments around the local all-age autism strategy.
Focusing on autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the webinar will cover the pre-assessment and post-diagnosis support available through the clinical neurodevelopmental pathway and how this can be accessed.
There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the enhanced offer from the All-Age Community Autism Support Service (CASS). Introduced in April 2023, the service aims to respond to local need and provide better targeted support, focusing on self-esteem, confidence, relationships as well as improving emotional wellbeing and mental health.
The webinar will end with a Q&A session, when parents and carers will be able to either ask their questions in person to the professionals or post them in the chat. All questions will be collated after the webinar and emailed to registered attendees, as well as being published online on the SEND Local Offer.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday 21 June 2023, from 12pm to 1pm. You can book your free place here
Everyone who registers will receive an automated email with a link and instructions on how to join the webinar. After the webinar, they will receive an email with follow up information including presentation slides and a link to the Q&As.
The event is the latest in a series of webinars hosted by Warwickshire County Council in partnership with Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice. They aim to offer informative sessions for families on a range of topics focusing on support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You can view previous webinars online here – these include preparing your child for moving schools, direct payments and CWRISE.
You can find out more about, and contact, the Community Autism Support Service (CASS) by:
- Calling the dedicated local-dial telephone support line (024) 76 012333 – five days a week (Monday–Friday), 8am–8pm
Visiting the CASS website for information, guidance, signposting links and online referral.
Following @casspartnership on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Free online parent/carer session for residents of Coventry and Warwickshire on the topic of,
How to Talk to Your Child About Mental Health
About this event
This is a free, online (Zoom) session that discusses how we can talk to children of all ages about mental health. The workshop will be presented by two Mental Health Practitioners from Coventry and Warwickshire Mind's Children and Young People's Service.
The workshop will cover:
- Mental health issues your child might face
- Broaching the subject/Starting the conversation
- What to do when/if your child opens up about their mental health
- What to do if you child does not want to talk about their mental health
- Further support available
- General signposting
Free online parent/carer session for residents of Coventry and Warwickshire on the topic of, How to Talk to Your Child About Mental Health
Looking after a child or young person's mental health
There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.
Some children and young people have enjoyed being off school, while others will have really struggled – with the coronavirus outbreak keeping them at home and away from friends. Others may be coming to terms with family problems, loss or changes to their living situation.
As restrictions lift in some places, they might also face difficulties in being back at school or college, or have worries about getting or passing on the virus. It's also still uncertain what further changes we all may face.
Feelings like these will gradually ease for most, but there are always steps you can take to support them emotionally and help them cope with problems they face.
There's also further support available if you feel you or they need it.
Reading to support children's health and wellbeing
Reading Well for children supports mental health and wellbeing and helps to provide information and advice for children and their families to cope with feelings and worries, daily life and getting through a tough time.
The new booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 but includes titles aimed at a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers