Following consistent feedback from school staff across Devon asking for the EH4MH sessions to be run for parents & carers, and based on the positive feedback from pilot sessions run in local schools, we are now offering three Parent / Carer Workshops in Community sessions around the County.
The workshops are an opportunity for us to share and show you how schools across the County have been working with Devon’s EH4MH Service to develop a mentally healthy environment for young people and staff.
We want you as parents and carers to hear about this work, get involved in it, be encouraged in how we can all live mentally healthier lives, be part of reducing the stigma surrounding all things mental health and be inspired to consider your part in culture change.
We have transferred our Normal Magic, Living Life to the Full and Understanding Anxiety training sessions into Parent /Carer workshops.
These aim to introduce parents / carers to the work we have been doing across Devon’s schools.
We are clear that this is not a parenting intervention or parent training. These opportunities are simply to share the concepts and models that we have worked with schools on or that are available in our Community Training sessions. Our hope is that we inspire!
The Workshops on offer are:
Normal Magic – focusing on how we can use MAGIC in our interactions with children and young people to help support their mental health, the importance of balancing our mental health and positive choices we can make in doing this.
Introducing Parents / Carers to Living Life to the Full – focusing on raising awareness of the programme run in secondary schools, identifying areas that parents & carers can support their child in practising the skills developed within the programme, supporting parents & carers in accessing their school’s access codes, and how they can use the website resources to understand and support the programme delivery.
Understanding Anxiety – to include information about the biology and psychology behind anxiety, symptoms of the fight, flight or freeze responses, and helpful ways to respond when your child is experiencing anxiety.