10th Oct 2018 – Families currently facing extra challenges should be aware of three different opportunities for families to receive support and guidance relating to various issues.

Wellbeing Village

There have been many stories in the media in recent months highlighting the importance of identifying and supporting youngsters facing mental health challenges.  A joint initiative by STAGS, St Albans Plus and DSPL7 aims to offer advice and guidance to parents whose children are affected by this.   As part of this, there will be a gathering of professionals dedicated to providing wellbeing and mental health support.  Visitors will be able to meet and talk to accredited specialists from organisations working to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.  The time and venue for this event will be as follows:

Thursday 18th October 2018 from 2.30pm to 7pm

St Albans Girls’ School, Sandridgebury Lane, St Albans, AL3 6DB

Click here for more details: Wellbeing Village – Flyer

Protective Behaviours

Are you looking for some strategies and new ideas to help improve family life?  A series of workshops are being run in St Albans to help with all of the following:

 Build self-esteem and confidence
 Recognise Early Warning Signs
 Understand the link between Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviour
 Manage a range of feelings e.g. stress, anger, anxiety and worries and make safe choices
 Understand what may be influencing your child’s behaviour
 Improve communication with your child and others
 Improve emotional well-being
 Develop strategies for feeling safe and problem-solving skills to use in a range of situations

Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 pm, 16th October to 11th December

Fleetville Junior School, 228 Hatfield Rd, St Albans, AL1 4LW

Click here for more details: Families Feeling Safe – Autumn 2018

Understanding Adolesence

Adolescents often feel misunderstood and frustrated, whilst parents feel that everything they ever knew about being a parent is snatched away almost overnight.  This Keystone Talk will discuss the challenges of living with young people, and introduce successful strategies for managing behaviour.

Monday 5th Nov 2018, 7.30-9.15 pm

The Maltings Theatre, St Albans

Click here for more details: Keystone Talk – Understanding Adolescence – Positive Strategies For Parents – 5th Nov 2018