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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07917 504682.