Wellbeing & Autism course for Parents and Carers

The free Wellbeing & Autism course is for parents and carers of autistic children and young people who live in the Reading Borough Council area.

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. The focus throughout the course is on strategies 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
  • Planning for the future
  • Positive Interactions
  • Positive Thinking

The course runs online over six weekly classes.

Forthcoming courses: From Thursday, January 14, 2021, until Thursday, March 4. Classes will run from 10am to 11.45am. NB: There will not be a class on Thursday, February 18, due to the school half-term holiday.

Please note that, due to funding rules, this course is initially only open to families who live in the Borough of Reading. We hope to be able to offer it in other parts of Berkshire at a later date.

If you live in Reading and are interested in registering for the course  complete and submit our online contact form or email contact@autismberkshire.org.uk. Please put Autism & Wellbeing Course in the subject line.

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