Pink Elephant And Mental Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week - May 12 to 18
Pink Elephant is offering a series of wellbeing workshops for young people and their parents.
One in four people experience mental health illness and it is commonly known that most mental health problems begin in adolescence.
Local ladies Tracy, Emily and Leanne launched Pink Elephant this year because they understand just how difficult the teenage years are and how important, as well as challenging it is to be a parent or carer.
Children, young people and families experience many different problems and you may recognise or have experienced any from the few mentioned here:
* Anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties
* Eating disorders, sleep difficulties, trauma/abuse, anger issues
* Bereavement, bullying, divorce, exam stress, autism, self-harm
* Older children/siblings leaving home, moving to a new school, new college, sixth form or university
‘Supporting & Preparing Your Child’ – Confidence Building Workshops for Parents
Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm, The Lounge, Alvechurch
May 14 At Exam time
May 21 Managing stress, anxiety and fear
June 4 Managing pressures and expectations
June 11 ‘Supporting your child’ through family/ relationship breakdown
June 25 With awareness of mental health issues and self-harm
July 2 Through family/relationship breakdown
July 9 Through bullying
July 16 To be proud, unique and who they want to be
July 23 Childhood to adulthood
Aug 13 Primary to Secondary school transition
Aug 20 Leaving home /going to university
Sessions cost £15 per person or £20 for two people
Pink Elephant can help you all to feel more confident by providing parents, carers and young people experienced support to learn new coping skills and strategies; as well as a safe space to share experiences with others in the same situation.
Managing stress and anxiety can help students to achieve their true potential at school, college and university.
Starting in Mental Health Awareness Week, these workshops are designed to be creative, non-judgemental, engaging and enjoyable for everyone!
‘The Summer Springboard’ - Confidence Building Workshops for Young People
Wednesdays & Thursdays 1pm to 4pm, Alvechurch Cricket Club
Believe In Yourself:
July 30 Making yourself stand out at interview and in applications
July 31 Effective Coping Strategies for stress, anxiety and fear
Aug 6 Coping with GCSEs
Aug 7 Managing Expectations and Time
Aug 13 Self Esteem and Confidence Building (Session 1)
Aug 14 Self Esteem and Confidence Building (Session 2)
Aug 20 Starting University
Aug 21 Starting College/Sixth Form/A levels
Aug 27 Starting Secondary School
Aug 28 Life - Communication and Assertiveness for Success!
Sessions cost £10 per person or three sessions for £25
Places are limited – please call today and book to boost your confidence!
Reproduced from the Village Online.