18th Sep, 2019

Help on hand for parents of children who refuse to go to school

Andy Morris 18th May, 2019

FREE sessions to help parents and carers to understand children and young people’s well-being issues – including children who  refuse to attend school – are being held in Rugby.

With one in four people experiencing a mental illness at some point in their life, Warwickshire County Council is highlighting the ways in which people can help themselves and their children improve their well-being and mental health or combat low mood and stress.

A free coffee morning and information session for parents and carers – ‘Understanding and supporting children and young people with School Refusal’ – is being held at Moriarty’s Café in Regent Street Thursday June 6 from 9.30-11.00am.

The session, which is being provided by RISE – Coventry and Warwickshire’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people – will give parents and carers an understanding of what school refusal is, who it affects and why.

Visitors can get tips and activities to support a child who is refusing to attend school.

Parents and carers can also find out where to go locally if they are worried about their child’s attendance and emotional well-being.

One-to-one consultations with a mental health professional of up to 45 minutes will be available by e-consultation, over the phone or in person at the café on Thursday July 4.

Places for the information session or the one-to-one consultations can be booked by emailing risecommunityoffer@covwarkpt.nhs.uk or calling 07917 504682.

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