Parent support sessions on illness, attendance and supporting children at home
The Islington School Health Team will be running health promotion sessions lasting around 45 minutes over the next 4 weeks on Mondays and Thursdays via Zoom for parents/carers to attend.
We hope that these sessions will provide a safe space for parents/carers to have any questions answered and reassurance provided for any concerns/anxieties they may have considering the times and season we are in. Topics of these sessions can change over the weeks at parents/carers request e.g. focus on bedwetting, diet/nutrition or emotional wellbeing.
Our focus at the moment is still on Minor Illness and School Attendance:
Monday sessions will commence on 23rd November at 1pm:
Meeting ID: 989 7292 8960
Thursday sessions will commence on 19th November 2020 at 9:30am:
Meeting ID: 944 7556 8362
Please see further meeting details for the sessions in the document below:
Please find attached information about FREE training delivered by Brandon Centre about supporting parents/carers to set healthy boundaries around food. The training looks at family's relationship with food and weight, barriers families face to set boundaries, how health messages influence parental feeding behaviours, gain confidence and skills in having conversations with families around weight, link between parenting styles and feeding behaviours and more. This training is particularly relevant to staff who may have conversation with parents around healthier lifestyle choices, encouraging parents to seek help such as attending Families for Life / Family Kitchen programme, or if you support the delivery of Family Kitchen programmes at your school. The training is on Tuesday 1st December, 10 - 12.30. To book a place go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/helping-parentscarers-to-set-healthy-boundaries-around-foodtickets-126979817051
Islington online parenting support courses
Are you an Islington mum, dad or parent-to-be? You can access free online courses, developed by NHS professionals, to help you through every stage of parenthood - from new-borns through to toddlers and teens.
• Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
• Understanding your baby
• Understanding your child
• Understanding your teenager’s brain
Sign-up now and access all four courses through the following link:
Free evening classes for Islington parents at Finsbury Library
Adult and Community Learning are offering free English (literacy), Maths and ICT Digital Skills evening classes for adults at Finsbury Library.
Classes are aimed at parents supporting their children or those that want to improve their skills for work.
For more information about sessions and times, please contact Simon Fuller, Curriculum Manager on 07892 700217.
Islington council have a 'local offer' where all services available to Islington residents are listed.
Education and Training:
Special Educational Needs
Bereavement Support Services
Grief Encounter is one of the UK’s leading bereaved child charities, providing free, pioneering services and support to bereaved children, young people and their families.
On average one child in every classroom will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach 16 years of age; 44,000 dependent children bereaved a year. Adolescent grief has a devastating impact that can last for life, with research showing links to mental health issues, social and behavioural problems and more.
Grief Encounter offers a flexible and accessible service, which aims to professionally care and respond to bereaved children, young people and their families via counselling, group activities, family fun days, residential camps and interactive online services.
Phone: 0808 802 0111 (Free to call; Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm)
Families, Food and Feelings parenting support
Islington are currently offering a new eight-week programme for parents or carers of children who would benefit from support with weight management and/or healthy eating habits. Children need to be aged 5-17 and live, attend school or have a GP in Islington.
Course participants will be supported to:
- Gain confidence in parenting skills
- Learn about boundaries and managing their child’s behaviour
- Help their child make wiser food choices
- Understand their family’s relationship to food
- Break the cycle of unhealthy eating
The course starts on Tuesday, 28 January 4.30-6pm at the Brandon Centre, 26 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3LG or Wednesday, 29 January 9.30-11am at Gospel Oak Health Centre, 5 Lismore Circus, NW5 4RA.
For more information or to make a referral contact the Enhanced Healthy Living team at the Brandon Centre on 020 7267 4792.
Parents' Place Drop-in Coffee Morning, Cat and Mouse Library
A relaxed drop-in for all parents and carers to come and meet others and chat about all aspects of family life, organised by Early Help Parent Champions and Early Help Fathers Champions.
- Join us for coffee and snacks!
- Chat to other parents and learn from each other
- Face to face support - Parent Champions are available to listen and offer knowledge about community support.
- Get help and be signposted to services that can support you and your family
- Guest speakers and varied activities
Parents Place will take place on every second Tuesday of the month from 10:30-12:30.