To counter the effects of COVID-19, lockdown and its impact on families, Tower Hamlets Council is inviting parents to join their virtual mental health and wellbeing sessions specifically to support parents.
The Local Authority has pulled together local experts to deliver training to prevent as many people as possible from developing mental health difficulties and ensuring those with pre-existing or emerging difficulties access the right support.
The sessions are part of the council's Wellbeing for Education programme, which aims to support mental wellbeing and resilience and aid mental health recovery for school staff, pupils, parents and carers', in light of the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown.
View the available sessions below. They are free to attend and will be held online.
For parents only
Let's play! The importance of play across the age range
Date: Wednesday 3 March
Time: 2 – 3pm
Led by: Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist) and Penelope Edwards (Trainee Educational Psychologist)
Play! What is it good for?! Well, lots of things actually! Parents, join us for a short webinar followed by a Q&A. We will explore ways to bring playfulness back into your life during lockdown and explore why it's so important.
Supporting home learning during Covid and beyond: Primary
Date: Monday 8 March
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Led by: Dr Patrick Sullivan, Dr Michael Palmer (Educational Psychologists) and Jack Hammond (Trainee Educational Psychologist)
A short webinar for parents of primary aged children, followed by a Q&A session. We will explore the current challenges of home learning, what children are gaining, what they are missing, and share some practical strategies for how to support children at home.
Supporting children who are anxious to return to school
Date: Wednesday 10 March
Time: 2 - 3pm
Led by: Julie Burns (Senior Educational Psychologist), Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist) and Guy Tamlyn (Trainee Educational Psychologist)
A session for parents and school staff who support children who are expressing worries about returning to school post-lockdown.
Please note that places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.