Contact, a charity who work with families who have a child with a disability, are running a programme of parent online workshops. These are being offered free.
You can find out more about the workshops and how to book on their family workshops page which is here.
The series of virtual workshops give parents the chance to share their experiences and learn from other parents too as part of a small group. They cover some of the topics that parents they speak to have said they are most concerned about including:
- Money Matters: An overview of key benefits you might be entitled to like Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance, grants that are available and dispelling some of the myths around benefits.
- Managing your child’s sleep: To help you gain a better understanding of the sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur and possible causes and solutions.
- Encouraging Positive Behaviour: Helping you understand more about why children with additional needs behave the way they do alongside strategies for handling difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner.
- Wellbeing for you as a parent carer: To understand what stress is and how it affects you and identify new ways of coping with stress and reducing stress levels.
To book, go to their workshops webpage, simply click the link on the workshops you would like to attend.
They will be adding new dates all the time, so if you can’t currently see a workshop at a time that suits you, please keep checking.