Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions

The Children and Families department of Edinburgh Council are organising a series of support sessions for parents and carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Support sessions poster

Each monthly session has a different topic focus. There is also an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment.

Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to attend any of the sessions that will take place on:

Tuesday 28th February 2017, Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Eh8 9ER, 6.30-8.30pm (There is on street parking available at the venue)
Caring for a Young Person with Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues. This session, facilitated by VOCAL, will explore the impact of caring for a young person with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues on family relationships. We will also cover stress management and available supports.

Thursday 30th March 2017, Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER, 6.30-8.30pm (There is on street parking available at the venue)
Anxiety – Exploring the symptoms and effects of anxiety on young people.

If you would like to attend please email Jillian Hart at the Parent & Carer Support, Children and Families.

Reading with dyslexia

 

Dyslexia - animated GIFVictor Widell’s website is designed to give visitors some idea of the experience of reading with dyslexia. The letters within each word on the site are scrambled and moving around erratically, and you can only read each sentence if you slow down and focus.

Dyslexia Scotland provide resources and links on their website for those needing advice and guidance on dyslexia-related issues in Scotland.

Health and Resilience

Life often throws challenges our way. It could be the death of a close family member or friend, a serious illness, the loss of a job or the breakdown of a relationship. ‘Resilience’ means our ability to cope with these events.

As parents and carers, you play a vital role in helping to prepare your children for the difficult times that life brings.

Lern more at the Place2be website

Parent and Carer Information and Support Sessions

Please see our downloads area for a flyer about the next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. These sessions have been planned with the support of CAHMS and other relevant organisations.

Each monthly session has a different topic focus. There is also an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to attend any of the sessions.

For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions please contact Jillian Hart, Parent and Carer Support Development Officer on 07860 736129 or email jillian.hart@edinburgh.gov.uk

Teen Triple P

TeTTP jpeg2en Triple P is a 9-week practical parenting programme which can help parents and carers cope positively with some of the common issues associated with raising a teenager.

The City of Edinburgh Council runs Teen Triple P groups in each area of the city in venues such as community centres, schools and libraries. Programmes run during the day and in evenings. They are free for parents and carers of children who live or attend school in Edinburgh. Find details of local groups at www.joininedinburgh.org/parenting-programmes/teen-triple-p/

The programme can help parents and carers to:

  • Cope positively with some of the common issues associated with raising a teenager
  • Build a stronger relationship with their teenager
  • Resolve conflict in the family
  • Manage problem behaviour
  • Help their teen stay safe.