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Central Bedfordshire Council Emotional Wellbeing Workshops Sept-Dec 2023

Please find below useful workshops to help you support your child's wellbeing:

  • Building Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
  • Supporting Emotional Regulation
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Emotionally Based School Avoidance
  • Managing Transitions

Emotional Wellbeing Workshops for Parents/Carers of Children/Young People

CHUMS Workshops:

Please find information below on upcoming virtual psychoeducation workshops which CHUMS are offering to families in Bedfordshire and Luton.  All workshops are delivered via Microsoft Teams video call and last approximately 2 hours.  Families must be registered to a GP surgery in Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough or Luton to be accepted onto a workshop.

These workshops are designed as a starting point for families with children who have low level difficulties and may not have accessed support from mental health services. If parents are concerned that their child’s problem is causing a moderate/severe impact on their life or they are presenting with risky behaviours (self-harm, suicidal ideations), then these series of workshops are unlikely to address these concerns. If this is the case, please speak to Mrs. Burraway, our Assistant Headteacher, in the first instance.  

Please note that spaces for workshops are limited and allocated on a first-come, first served basis. If families wish to attend any workshop, you need to complete the  registration form below and return it to fwteam@chums.uk.com  at least a week before the workshop they wish to attend.

CHUMS Virtual Psychoeducation Registration Form

CHUMS Family Wellbeing Team Information Sheet


*Autumn Term Workshops Coming Soon*

Other support:

Some children told us that they struggle to attend school due to feelings of anxiety, or other mental health worries. Find top tips from the NHS for looking after a child with mental health difficulties and advice for looking after your own mental health here:


BBC Bitesize share wellbeing tips for parents to help you support a healthy, happy childhood – with advice on food, sleep, mindfulness, as well as ways to look after you and your child’s mental health:


How to help your child understand upsetting news.  BBC Bitesize Parents’ Toolkit is the place for mums, dads, carers, and the whole parenting community to find stories, expert advice and fun activities that will help you support your child in a changing world:


https://parentzone.org.uk/Ollee - Ollee is a virtual friend developed by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need's A Million & Me initiative.  Aimed at 8-11 year olds and their parents, Ollee helps families talk about difficult topics.

When emotions explode - ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts that may help families to start a conversation and talk about each other's feelings.

Young Minds - supporting Parents with their child's mental health

Everyone has different eating habits.  If you're worried about your child's relationship with food or their body, the following webpage might help: Action For Children - Child Eating Habits

How you feel matters - Getting help in Bedfordshire.  A list of organisations to help with wellbeing needs in Bedfordshire: How you feel matters - Getting help in Bedfordshire

Please click here to find a helpline number for parents regarding their child's sleep: National Sleep Helpline: Supporting your child with sleep issues

Time to Talk Day (February)

Time to Talk Day aims to get people to open up about mental health - to talk, to listen and to change lives. To encourage children to talk about their feelings we have saved two resources below that you may find useful:
Feelings Wheel
Supporting Children's Mental Health Information for Parents and Carers