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What is ‘wellbeing’ for children and young people with SEND? – Zoom

A workshop for parents/carers of, and those working with, children and young people with special needs.

Topics include:

– State of the field (trends and shifts) review of SEND and mental health.

– Different models of thinking about mental health and wellbeing.

– How these models might be used to better support wellbeing in children and young people with SEND.

– The importance of prioritising the views and experiences of children and young people.


Date: Thursday 4th February

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Cost: £5 per person. Open to both Berkshire and non-Berkshire Parent/Carers and Professionals.



This workshop will be lead by specialist parenting practitioner Jo Billington.

Jo is a Doctoral Researcher in the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading and an Associate Lecturer in SEND and Inclusion in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University. Her teaching and research focuses on the lived experiences of autistic students in mainstream primary schools with a particular emphasis on wellbeing. She is committed to improving outcomes for autistic learners by enhancing understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity in schools. In addition to her academic work, Jo is a parent to two autistic boys and works as a specialist autism practitioner for Parenting Special Children, offering practical support to schools, parent/carers, and allied professionals. She also has a particular interest in mental health and is part of the training team at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, working directly with staff and students in mainstream and special schools to promote good mental health in learners with SEND.



You will need a Zoom account to access this event. You can sign up for free here: https://zoom.us/signup

Zoom will ask you to register/sign in to the event so please allow time for this before it starts. The event link, meeting ID and password will be in your Eventbrite registration confirmation email – click the red event button. Please check your junk folder. A reminder email will also be sent on the morning of the event. We will be using the Chat function to allow you to ask questions during the session. The events are best viewed on a PC or laptop. Please have the latest version of Zoom installed. You can download the software here: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

For professionals requiring an invoice: Once you’ve selected the number of places and clicked the green ‘Register’ button, you’ll be taken to the registration page. Complete the relevant details, and then at the bottom of the page (underneath the credit/debit card icons), you will see that it says ‘Other Payment Options’. Click ‘Show’ just underneath, then click the ‘Send Invoice’ button. We’ll then send you an invoice. Please note that if you book but don’t pay the invoice before the event and your attendees don’t attend you will still be liable for payment of the invoice.

Please note we require 7 days notice of cancellation to offer a refund.


Thursday 4 February 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Online Zoom Event
United Kingdom
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