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Project 5 – Parent Training at Olveston School Y6 Transition

June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 29, 2021

Free – £9.99

A JIGSAW Project 5 virtual Parent Training course – Parenting Anxious Minds and Building Resilience for Transition.  These particular sessions for your school will focus on family connections and how to support your anxious child with their next steps towards high school.

3 sessions of up to 1.5 hours, each from 7:00-8:30pm, where all include an opportunity to discuss the topic areas:

Session 1: Tuesday 15th June – Enabling talk around anxiety and worries with your child
Session 2: Tuesday 22nd June – Calming the anxious mind – what works
Session 3: Tuesday 29th June – Strengthening supportive connections and looking towards next steps.

Talking about stress and anxiety is hard at the best of times. Engaging in an event online may make you run and hide. However, making the first steps to acknowledging, recognising and communicating our own pressures as a parent will also enable us to build and support our children’s physical and mental wellness.  We need to look honestly at our own resilience and build this alongside our children in their social and emotional development. Resilience is the key to becoming confident at planning and managing a way forward and through stressful experiences. Being resilient means you are able to:

  • identify your strengths to use against stressful experiences
  • problem solve and plan to bring about change
  • know how we should think, feel and behave
  • identify and focus on feelings of happiness
  • develop assertive behaviours and confidence
  • bounce back from challenges or deal with traumatic events
  • connect to others for support and trust

I do hope you will join me for these sessions. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in speaking with your school or with JIGSAW Thornbury direct: training@jigsawthornbury.org.uk. ZOOM can be accessed by your smart phone, tablet or a computer. Again, please let us know if there are any access difficulties for you or your family.

To book your FREE place, please complete the booking ticket with your details.  Joining details including the Zoom invitation will be sent to you by e-mail a few days before the training start date.

As part of our commitment to supporting your child we are offering the Project 5 Journal for you to use with your child at a reduced cost of £9.99 for a limited time only . If you wish to take up this offer please order with your training place or by 30th June and the journal will be delivered direct to school.  After this date the journal will still be available to purchase via the JIGSAW shop https://www.jigsawthornbury.org.uk/product/project-5-journal/ at the normal price of £13.99 (plus delivery).

I look forward to welcoming you on ZOOM.

Lindsey Hall
Training Coordinator


June 15, 2021
Free – £9.99




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