Building resilience and wellbeing for parents

 
Job advert

Wanted: Someone to work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year.

Holiday entitlement: Nil

Salary: £62.10 per week (Carer's Allowance 2017/18)


Essential skills:

  • A good standard of reading and writing.
  • Able to make difficult phone calls.
  • Good standard of medical knowledge.
  • Physically fit.
  • Confident and articulate.
  • Good research skills are essential.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Budgeting skills.
  • Ability to multi task.
  • You will need to be aware of health and safety at all times.
  • Good at mending things.
  • Good understanding of nutrition, sleep management and behaviour support.


With a job description like this, it's no wonder parent and foster carers of disabled children often experience high levels of stress.

This interactive course is designed to address stress, to help parents understand its source and how to deal with it, and to build resilience and well-being, leading to real improvements in physical and mental health as a result.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed to support parents who would benefit from increased resilience and wellbeing, or who suffer from significant levels of stress. It can be commissioned by professionals on behalf of the parent carers they work with, such as by health and social care commissioners.

The course has been co-produced with parents and is based on the most recent good practice guidance, as well as the experiences and expertise of parents themselves.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:         

  • Identify the causes of stress.
  • Understand the impact of stress.
  • Learn how to improve their self-care.
  • Feel more confident in their ability to say no.
  • Understand how mindfulness techniques can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
  • Minimise stress factors in their lives.
  • Create a simple plan to change a few things to improve their own wellbeing.
  • Build a network of support.
  • Explore various community resources.
  • Understand financial and other benefits.
  • Identify other areas of support, such as our online community.

We also have information on our website on child and family wellbeing.

Contact us

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