On this page you can find information about courses for parents, carers, grand parents, parents to be and young people. Some are online, free and cover a range a topics including SEND, Sleep and Healthy Relationships.
Cornwall Together for Families
Parents and carers can access virtual workshops/online parenting courses offered by Cornwall Together for Families. Visit www.cornwall.gov.uk/parenting which has information about each course, which courseare available online and direct you to the parenting support booking platform.
There is a parenting helpline, 01872 324323, which can support families to choose the right parenting workshop for them as well as providing access to practical support for booking.
CONTACT online Parent Carer workshops
CONTACT run a variety of workshops and you can join some of them online, booking is through Eventbrite. An outline of what is available can be found on the Contact website: www.contact.org.uk/help-for-families/workshops-and-events/workshops
SCOPE Sleep Podcasts
SCOPE have put together a series of sleep right podcasts for disabled children and their families to help encourage a good night's sleep.
The podcasts cover:
The golden Hour
To listen to the podcasts visit the Scope website: Sleep Right podcast | Disability charity Scope UK
A series of 17 Sleep takeaway advice cards can be downloaded from the Hunrosa website. For children and young people and their families, including those children with additional needs and up to the age of 25 years. These have been developed by Hunrosa sleep consultancy working within the NHS. These commissioned cards use evidence based sleep information and advice.
Sleep support information from the School Nurse and Health Team
Support with sleep is available to all families as part of the Health Visitor/ School Nurse offer. Please contact the School Nurse who will give you a sleep assessment form to complete and arrange a 1 hour appointment to discuss interventions with your family or specialist support.
School Nurse: 07827 284105 or the general Health Visitor/School Nurse Advice line: 01872 322779
Solihull Approach - Free online parenting courses
Free online parenting courses created by the Solihull Approach and focus on supporting the relationships between parents, grandparents, and/or carers and their children by improving emotional health and wellbeing.
Access to the free online courses is available at the In Our Place website: www.inourplace.co.uk using the code TAMAR, which provides lifetime access. Courses available include:
Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
Understanding your baby
Understanding your child
Understanding your teenagers brain
Understanding your child with additional needs
For teenagers only - understanding your brain
The courses are available in different languages including Urdu, Polish, Chinese, Bulgarian and Arabic.
Supporting Healthy Relationships
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has joined up with Cornwall Council to offer families the opportunity to join online workshops. No matter where you are in your parenting journey, you can learn to manage stress and communicate more effectively. Me, You and baby Too; Arguing Better; Getting it Right for Children; Self Guided course is also available and information on support for LGBTQ+ families with the Intercom Trust.
Please visit the Council of the Isles of Scilly website for further details: www.scilly.gov.uk/childrens-services/supporting-healthy-relationships
Face to Face Autism Workshops
The Cornwall Autism Spectrum Team would like to invite parents, carers, families and family friends, of children with Autism to a Face to Face workshops.
These workshops will cover the four key features of Autism, school challenges, masking and avoidance, and visuals & strategies to help support your child.
These will be led by Becky Kite and Katie Frampton from the Cornwall Autism Spectrum team on Tuesday 23rd January and Wednesday 7th February 2024 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Klondike Room, Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre.
Booking is not required, just come along to one, or all of the sessions
If you would like any further information, please contact: Laura.1.Thompson@scilly.gov.uk