A number of free sessions are being run for parents, carers and professionals working with children and young people in Warwick district to help them understand issues including healthy emotional development and attachment.
With one in four people experiencing a mental illness at some point in their life, Warwickshire County Council is currently highlighting different ways in which people can help themselves and their children to improve their well-being, maintain positive mental health or reduce experiences of low mood and stress.
A free coffee morning and information session for parents and carers – ‘Understanding and supporting healthy emotional development for children aged 3 – 11 years old’ – is being held at Dormer Place Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AA on Thursday 13 June from 9.30am – 11.00am.
The session, which is being provided by RISE – the name for Coventry and Warwickshire’s emotional well-being and mental health services for children and young people – will give advice on how to help a child or young person develop healthy emotions and explain what healthy emotional development looks like at different ages.
It will give an overview of the main stages in a child’s development and tips for what parents and carers can do to support their child to grow up with positive emotions, so they can discover a calmer life.
Parents and carers should book their free place in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07917 504682.
Warwickshire’s Primary Mental Health Team is also providing free Mental Health Awareness Workshops for professionals working with children and young people in Warwick district.
On Thursday 11 July, professionals are invited to Dormer Place Conference Centre in Leamington between 9am – 1pm for a free Attachment Awareness Workshop to provide an introduction to attachment theory, consider why attachment is important and what impact it may have on development.
The session will also help professionals consider what is meant by attachment difficulties and disorders, introduce strategies for helping children to build relationships and feel secure, and understand when and how to access specialist services.
Places on the workshop are subject to availability. To book a place on a workshop or to discuss a bespoke workshop, email: Warwickshire.PMHT@covwarkpt.nhs.uk (please include: Name, Role, Agency, Choice of Workshop/Date).