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Saturday 13 May 2017

Council offers free courses to support children’s emotional wellbeing


Cheshire East is rolling out a series of courses that will help children and families to develop resilience and emotional wellbeing.

The courses will equip parents and carers with the skills and understanding they need to enable them and their children to become more confident.

Funded by Champs Public Health Collaborative – which is a network of public health teams in the north west – ‘Youth Connect 5’ will deliver the courses to parents and carers. The aims of the courses are to:

  • Build upon parents’ and carers’ knowledge, empathy, skills and attributes to promote and strengthen children and young people’s resilience and emotional wellbeing;
  • Strengthen parents’ and carers’ own levels of resilience;
  • Increase confidence and ability to explore different ways to support their children and
  • Improve/enhance the relationships that parents/carers have with their children.

Sessions will take place over five consecutive weeks and start at the beginning of June. The sessions will be held in Wilmslow, Sandbach, Middlewich and Crewe.

Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for health, said: “The aims of the programme are very clear but as a result of that support, we really hope that children and young people start to feel more empowered and confident to talk about emotional wellbeing.

“Parents and carers will find out how to access information, support and services and learn about resilience techniques that will strengthen their child’s ability to deal with adversity, threats or even significant sources of stress – skills that will remain with them into adulthood.”

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