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Wellbeing & Autism course aims to boost mental health

Autism Berkshire’s second free Wellbeing & Autism course for parents and carers of autistic children and young people who live in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire will start later this month.

The course looks at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and teenagers before and after an autism diagnosis, as well as the mental health and wellbeing of their parents and carers.

The focus throughout the course is on strategies that will help to promote and encourage positive and sustainable changes to wellbeing for the whole family.

Topics covered look at the issues from both the parent or carer’s perspective and that of the child and include:

  • Managing anxiety
  • Regulating emotions
  • Developing resilience
  • Coming to terms with a diagnosis or the possibility of getting one
  • Teenage years
  • Planning for the future.

The course runs online over six weekly classes, taking place between 10am and 11.45am on Wednesday afternoons, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 24, until Wednesday, March 31.

Please note that, due to funding rules, this course is only open to families who live in the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire council areas – grandparents and other relatives who are family carers are welcome to take part.

  • This course will only run if a minimum number of participants are registered.

If you are interested in registering for free places on this course, please complete and submit our online contact form or email Please put Autism & Wellbeing Course in the subject line.

If you have any questions about the course, please use the contact details above or call 01189 594 594 (option 1) and leave a voicemail message including a daytime telephone number. Our family support team will get in touch as soon as they can.

  • This course is supported by Reading Borough Council’s New Directions College community learning service.