The free course is for parents and family carers, including grandparents, of autistic children and young people who live in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire.
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
The course runs online over six weekly classes.
Forthcoming courses: From Wednesday, February 24, until Wednesday, March 31. Classes will run from 1pm to 2.45pm.
Please note that the course will only be run if a minimum number of people register to take part.
Due to funding rules, this course is only open to families who live in the Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire unitary council areas. We hope to be able to offer it in other parts of Berkshire at a later date.
- This course is supported by Reading Borough Council’s New Directions College community learning service.