Shropshire Council

Update from BEAM & workshops for parents

21 May 2021 Last updated at 02:09

With the restrictions easing, we do not have any plans to re-open as a drop-in service currently.  We will continue to offer telephone call backs as well as virtual face to face appointments.  All support should be requested via the website.

You may be aware we are offering limited face to face appointments from our Wellington venue.  These are strictly on an appointment-only basis.  As you can imagine, these are in high-demand given the limited slots we have, particularly the after-school appointments.  To ensure as many face to face sessions can be offered as possible, we will be booking appointments during school time.

Workshops for parents/carers

We are pleased to let you know we are now offering virtual sessions for parents & carers around common emotional well-being topics.  These sessions aim to help parents & carers support their young people at home.  The sessions are detailed below, and do not need to be booked.  Please share with those you feel may benefit.

Supporting young people with changes in a COVID world
Wednesday 19th May 2021, 1pm Click here to join the meeting
Thursday 20th May 2021, 5pm Click here to join the meeting
Wednesday 26th May 2021, 10am Click here to join the meeting

We will cover:

  • Effect of CoVid on young people’s emotional well-being.
  • Missed milestones.
  • The Teenage Brain.
  • Challenges.
  • Supporting anxiety & uncertainty.

There will be opportunity for Q&A with our practitioners at the end.
This workshop has a focus on parents/carers of Y11 school leavers, however, the content has been designed to be useful to all.

Supporting children & young people who show anxious behaviours.  
Wednesday 26th May 2021, 1pm Click here to join the meeting

We will cover:

  • What anxiety is.
  • The science of anxiety.
  • How can you support your young person?

There will be opportunity for Q&A with our practitioners at the end.

We will be also be adding a 2-part Sleepy Heads workshop in the coming weeks, as well additional dates for the sessions listed above. 

If you have any queries, please contact us by emailing: Shropshirebeam@childrenssociety.org.uk
You can also find us on instagram @shropshirebeam

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