Webinars developed by CAMHS Early Intervention Team

The NHS Grampian CAMHS Early Intervention team have developed a series of webinars to support parents to support themselves and their children during a time when we know anxiety is likely to be increased. A link to access these webinars can be found here. The webinar topics include: Episode 1: Welcome and meet the team Episode 2: Body tools ​for anxiety… More →

Friday 19th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

ADHD / ADD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse . ADD is a type of ADHD that doesn’t involve constant movement and fidgeting but does mean that the individual may lose focus. People with this disorder may have trouble… More →

Thursday 18th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

DYSLEXIA Dyslexia is a complex condition causing an individual to process information differently, particularly around reading, writing and numbers. It does not negatively impact your level of intelligence but simply means that you learn differently. People with dyslexia see the world differently and this unique perspective allows them to be creative and ‘think outside of the box’, finding inventive ways… More →

Wednesday 17th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

DYSPRAXIA It is thought that 10% of the UK population have dyspraxia. Dyspraxia symptoms can vary depending on age…. difficulties may become obvious when learning to tie shoelaces, doing up buttons and handwriting and it tends to get picked up and diagnosed between the ages of 7 and 10.                 Although this is… More →

Tuesday 16th March 2021 : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

AUTISM There are many positive features of an autistic mind, for example : Attention to detail Deep focus Ability to absorb and retain information Honesty and Integrity Resilient and Determined Success Stories and Everday Heroes : To find information on different examples of how autistic people have used neurodiversity to their advantage, pupils can  access the ‘Autism’ page which is… More →

Monday 15th March : Celebrating Neurodiversity Week 15th – 21st March 2021

To celebrate Neurodiversity Week 2021 we will be sharing some information about neurodiversity with you each day this week. According to the department of education 15% of pupils in UK schools have a learning difference and our aim is to recognise and celebrate the many strengths and talents of being neurodiverse.  To find out more about neurodiversity and the benefits… More →

Financial Support and Signposting

Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Aberdeenshire are offering financial support and signposting to anyone currently living in Aberdeenshire. They’ll be giving funding directly to individuals and families, currently living in Aberdeenshire who are facing financial difficulty. They can provide financial support with essential household expenses, consumables, and employment support. You don’t need to be in receipt of benefits to access the fund: it’s there for… More →

Skills Development Scotland – Online session for parents/carers to help support with course choice

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering parents and carers an online opportunity to find out more about how they can help their child make their S2/3 subject choices for the Senior Phase. The session is on Thursday 25th February 6:30-7:15. For more information and to register for the virtual meeting please use the following link : https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/news-events/2021/february/parent-and-carers-subject-choices-virtual-event/

Equality and Inclusion

This week is National Empathy Week with a focus on young people across the world putting empathy into action and developing the skills of leadership and resilience along the way. February is also LGBT+ history month with a theme of ‘body, mind, spirit’ Pupils please access the ‘equality and inclusion’ page on our Supporting pupils site, via the tile on… More →

Online Safety Event – Wednesday 24 February 2021

Please find below information that has been shared with us about a Facebook Live event about Online Safety, that is taking place on Wed 24 Feb, 7-8pm. As you will see from the information, questions should be forwarded prior to the event to info@cybersafescotland.org and these will then be answered during the event. CyberSafe Scotland will be hosting a live… More →