Free

Talking ASD and ADHD: Anxiety and Stress. For parents/carers in Herts.

Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Thank you for your interest in our Talking ASD & ADHD: Transition and Change workshop. Unfortunately we are now fully booked. If you would like to join our waiting list, please click on the green button and you will be offered the chance to add your name. You will be contacted if a place becomes available.

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Online Event

Sales Have Ended

Registrations are closed
Thank you for your interest in our Talking ASD & ADHD: Transition and Change workshop. Unfortunately we are now fully booked. If you would like to join our waiting list, please click on the green button and you will be offered the chance to add your name. You will be contacted if a place becomes available.
Event description
Learn how to support your child with their worries and concerns in a world of uncertainty

About this Event

The mental health and wellbeing of young people has never been more under scrutiny and is a matter of concern for many parents.   Anxiety disorders are very common amongst people on the autism spectrum. Roughly 40% have symptoms of at least one anxiety disorder at any time compared with 15% of the general population.

Increasingly parents are asking for support in helping their children with issues around stress and anxiety, particularly in the current uncertainty. Returning to school after months of isolation, combined with a lack of routine and a decline in the usual support services over recent months has impacted on young people already struggling .

So parents are asking to feel empowered and skilled enough to meet these complex needs; knowing when to seek suport for an anxiety disorder and how to help their children to manage their anxious and stressful feelings.

Run by highly experienced facilitators, counsellors and parenting practitioners, this online workshop will help parents to understand:

  • The difference between stress and anxiety.
  • Understanding anxiety related conditions amongst young people with ASD and/or ADHD.
  • How to spot the non-verbal signs of stress.
  • Common triggers amongst neurodiverse children, particularly during the current pandemic.
  • What an anxious child needs to feel safe and how to provide this.
  • Strategies to engage anxious or stressed child.
  • The early warning signs of mental health problems.

The Supporting Links ethos is not simply to impart information by Powerpoint, but to enable parents to learn valuable skills that will help them to support their children. Our emphasis is on helping parents to use new knowledge and strategies within their own families and, thereby, support their anxious child.

The workshop will take place via Zoom and will incorporate a Q&A session.

The workshop consists of one 2 hour session to be held on Thursday, 12th November and will take place online using Zoom. It will begin promptly at 9.30am.

This workshop is provided free to parents by Herts County Council and it is open to all parents and carers of children aged 2-25 years old with suspected or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who are living in Hertfordshire.

There are a limited number of places which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Please only book a place if you will definitely be attending. We expect to be fully booked with a long waiting list.

Supporting Links is an independent company.

To ask a question or for more information contact Noushin Rahman-Blake, Supporting Links on 01442 300185 or email info@supportinglinks.co.uk.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Online Event

Save This Event

Event Saved