This page contains links to a variety of courses and training opportunities available to support parents and carers.
Scope Click on the link to find out about 'Navigate' - a national mentoring service, that provides online emotional support for parents and carers of disabled children who are finding out about their child’s additional needs.
SEND Webinars from Newbold Hope
If you would like to see the schedule for the Spring Term of 2021, please click below
Please find additional dates below for the Mums Matter course from Suffolk Mind.
February course: February 19th for 6 consecutive weeks 9:30-11:00
March course: March 15th, 22nd, 29th, April 12th, 19th and 26th. We are offering two times on these dates: 9:30-11:00 and 1:00-2:30pm.
Mums Matter is a free six week course designed for mums in Suffolk who are pregnant or with babies up to the age of 2. It will enable women to develop different tools and strategies for managing and coping with their mental health. There is also an opportunity for additional 1-to-1 counselling for those that feel they need it. The course is being run online via zoom and is being held during the day, with the next course starting in February. More details, including how to refer, are on the Suffolk MIND website:
Mindfulness in Families contact details - send your e-mail address to Eileen.firstname.lastname@example.org and request the link. Please tell us where you saw the flier.
See the poster below for a free Story Sack course form Suffolk Adult Learning (this was run in school prior to lockdown and was very well received).
Send your email address to email@example.com and request the link.
There are 3 short videos with activities for you to do with your child.
More mindfulness activities from Realise Futures:
Mindfulness contact details - send your e-mail address to Eileen.firstname.lastname@example.org and request the link you wish to receive. Please tell us where you saw the flier.
Parenting Group Courses
Due to the current situation many parenting groups have been cancelled. Please see the following details for the online courses available.
The ParentHub for information for parents including seminars, courses, telephone numbers etc
Interested in the future of our young generation and how we can support and help them develop and grow in confidence? Come and listen to our speakers. Talks to be held on the last Thursday of each month (term time) and topics covered will include, ASD/ADHD, Child development, Anxiety, School attendance, Mental Health, Online Safety, Health, Education and Health Care Plans and many more. Venue: Ransomes Sports Pavilion Sidegate Avenue Ipswich IP4 4JJ Time: 9.30 am - 11.30am.
Due to the current situation, all ParentHub events have been cancelled. Date of next meeting is to be advised.
The Suffolk Parenting Hub is now live on Facebook! Please like, follow and share the page.
If you would like to receive any of the resources shown on the Facebook page, please email email@example.com
New, exciting webinars for families to join in together and learn about some key healthy lifestyle topics are now available. These 30 minute standalone webinars will be accessible via the OneLife Suffolk website. They are pre-recorded and accessible anytime. The webinars will cover 5 topics.
- Physical activity
- Sugary drinks
- Food labels
- Eatwell plate and portion size
- Wellbeing and sleep
To take part in these webinars, please go on the OneLife Suffolk website and there will be a link to view the webinars anytime. The webinars will be presented by highly trained practitioners using a slide deck to cover the topic.
The sessions will be available at any time on the OneLife Suffolk website and hosted on YouTube.
Parentalk Online Courses
SOLIHULL – UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
Register for a Free Online SOLIHULL Course, by going to www.inourplace.co.uk and if you live in Suffolk get these courses for FREE using the access code: WOLSEY
Information for parents
This online course is for parents with a child with additional needs. It is for parents, relatives and friends of children who may have a physical or learning disability or who may have autistic traits. In the UK, you may be within the SEND (Special educational needs and disability) system. Some parents describe their child as differently abled, or neuroatypical.
This course is in 2 sections. Level 1 lays the foundation for understanding your child. Level 2 looks at some particular aspects of parenting: sleeping and anger management, together with more about how we interact with each other. Understanding this can make it easier to work with your child's behaviour as well as supporting their development. Once you finish Level 1 you can progress to Level 2 if you'd like to. You can print off a certificate at the end of the course as well as one at the end of Level 1.
Other Triple P Courses:
All Triple P courses demonstrate how to use the five key principles of Positive Parenting to encourage children to learn the skills they need, with support to encourage your child’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
Your workshop facilitators: Maddie McHenry and Mary Firth
How to book onto this event please select course option Triple P Seminar.
Go to our link: https://earlyhelpportal.suffolk.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home
Select: ‘Make a referral for parenting course’ – tab follow links
Click 1 Referral for parenting programmes
Next 2 Parent referral - In first section enter details of child (or children if more than one), and click ‘Confirm’
Next 3 Privacy Notice please read then click ‘YES’ to continue
Next Register/log-in and complete as requested
Next please insert parent details.Contact numbers and email address are needed to access workshop.
Next complete referrer details.
Next Complete requested details (Course would be Triple P Seminar) and finalise.