As part of the Time for Me offer, SAMH have been commissioned to deliver one capacity building workshops per month for parents and carers. Each workshop is approximately 90 minutes long with a break around the midway point. There are 4 Free workshops available (see link for registration):
Listening To & Supporting My Child
This workshop has been specifically developed to provide parents and carers with the knowledge and skills to have mental health conversations with their child.
It explores the different stresses that children and young people experience in their lives, and which can impact on their mental health and wellbeing.
The workshop helps parents and carers learn how to start conversations, including finding the right time, place and way to communicate, and how to support their child even when do they do not want to talk about how they are feeling.
Managing My Wellbeing
This course aims to provide adults with an understanding of self-care both for themselves and for the young people in their care.
It introduces mental health and wellbeing and the importance of us looking after it.
Learners are introduced to the many strands of self-care and the SAMH 5 Ways to Better Wellbeing. They are supported to consider what forms of self-care they can introduce into their lives. Learners are invited to take part in guided mindfulness activities.
Mental Health Awareness
This workshop is an introductory session to mental health and wellbeing awareness.
This course aims to provide the adults around CYP with a grounding in mental health awareness. It defines mental health and the mental health continuum, discusses current prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people, explores the two most common mental health problems, addresses mental health stigma and discrimination, and offers self-care tips and techniques that can be used to help manage their own mental health, as well as supporting others.
Understanding & Managing Stress & Anxiety
This course aims to provide the participants with an awareness of stress and anxiety, and introduces tools that they can use to manage these.
It encourages them to consider the worries and stress that young people experience, and how they can develop into anxiety. They are introduced to coping strategies, breathing and grounding activities.