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Work with Parents & Carers

Reducing barriers to learning.

Working with parents to identify children’s emotional and mental health needs can provide valuable information; often the ‘missing pieces of the jigsaw’. Often parents are acutely aware of the difficulties they and their children are experiencing yet do not raise this with schools or refer them to programmes. The evidence indicates that, while parents are well-placed to recognise risks they need to feel confident that they can approach school staff and will be actively listened to by professionals before a situation reaches crisis point.

“Given that family members may be best placed to know that young people are at risk, more effort needs to be made to facilitate self-referrals and to listen to parents’ concerns when they first seek help and support.”

Intervening to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people, Research Report DFE-RR078

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   Childhood Trauma, the Brain and the Social World

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   Empathy Week 27-02-23 to 02-03-23

Series of FREE webinars perfect for assemblies or lessons that bring empathy into your classroom this Empathy Week. more

   Further Information

Bridge the Gap have useful information, resources and workshops for parents. ...Read more

   How can teachers get the most out of relationships with the parents and carers of their students.

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   Mental Health Masterclasses

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   Parent Mental Health Day – free webinar

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   Suicide Bereavement Training for Derby & Derbyshire – FREE ONLINE

NB: Joined Up Care Derbyshire have commissioned Harmless to deliver half day Suicide Bereavement training sessions online for staff and volunteers from a broad range of statutory, community and voluntary sector organisations, working within Derbyshire county and Ci...Read more

   Time To Talk Day 02/02/2023

NB: @Rethink Mental Illness @Mind This day is all about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health, by talking about it we can support ourselves and others. ...Read more

   Ukraine Crisis Mental Health Visual Aid

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   WDSD 2023

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   World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Acceptance Week is back from 27 March to 2 April 2023. The theme for 2023 is colour. Have a look at the resources available on the website: https://www.autism....Read more

   Zoning in – Back to School

NB: A recap for the new academic year on the Zones of Regulation. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience are categorized into four coloured zones. Children who are well regulated are able to be in the appropri...Read more