PSC Events during the Coronavirus outbreak

We are running the following events, for Berkshire families, online via Zoom. They are free or at a nominal cost. Some events have a small number of places available for non-Berkshire families. Please click on the highlighted event title for further information and to book.

We had hoped to resume face to face events. Unfortunately, the latest Government guidelines mean that this is not possible so our events will continue online.

 

Sleep Tips for Children and Young People (age 8+): On Demand Presentation

A 12 minute presentation for children and young people (age 8+). Available until 31 December 2021.

 

Sleep for Teens: On Demand Presentation

A 40 minute presentation for parent/carers to share with teenagers. Available until 31 December 2021.

 

“Who’s in Charge?”: Child/Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (APVA): West Berkshire Council Area

An 8 week course providing a therapeutic approach for West Berkshire Council area parents/carers of children and young people with special needs (aged 8 – 18) who are violent or aggressive.

Mon: 7-9pm: 10th, 17th, 24th May, (no session 31st May due to Half Term), 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th June, 5th July. (Follow up session: expected September 2021).

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops ADHD: Berkshire East
A series of three linked ADHD workshops for families registered with an East Berkshire NHS GP surgery (Ascot, Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead).

You are booking to attend all three workshops.

Mon 10 May: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Mon 17 May: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Mon 24 May: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops ADHD: Berkshire West
A series of three linked ADHD workshops for families registered with a West Berkshire NHS GP surgery (Reading, West Berkshire & Wokingham).

You are booking to attend all three workshops.

Tue 11 May: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Tue 18 May: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Tue 25 May: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Dads and Male Carers Support Group

For birth fathers & male carers (adoptive parents, foster and kinship carers) of children who have experienced trauma/have special needs.

Tue 11 May: 7.30-9.30pm

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshop: SLEEP and Autism/ADHD: Berkshire East

For parent/carers of children and young people with Autism and/or ADHD who struggle with their sleep, who are registered with a Berkshire East NHS GP surgery (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead).

Fri 14 May: 10am-12pm

 

Managing Contact with Birth Parents and Siblings effectively: Foster Carers

A workshop for Berkshire Foster Carers. We have a small number of places available for non-Berkshire Foster Carers.

Fri 14 May: 10am-12pm

 

Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group

An online support group for adoptive mums. Discussion topics are agreed with attendees each month.

Wed 19 May: 7.30-9pm

 

Supporting Children with Trauma and Insecure Attachments at School

Two linked workshops for Professionals which will go through the impact of trauma and insecure attachments on children, as well as strategies to support them to feel safe, reduce pre-occupation, regulate emotions and focus on academic learning at school.

Thur 20 & 27 May: 11.30am-1pm

 

Attachment-focused Parenting/Caregiving Course: Adopters and Foster Carers

This 7 week course is aimed at Berkshire adoptive parents and foster carers of children affected by trauma through adverse childhood experiences. It has attachment theory underpinning all topics. We have a limited number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families.

Fri 21 & 28 May, 11, 18 & 25 June, 2 & 9 July: 10am-12pm

 

Attachment-focused Re-Parenting Course: Birth Parents/Families

This 7 week course is aimed at Berkshire birth parents/families of children affected by trauma through adverse childhood experiences. It has attachment theory underpinning all modules. We have a limited number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families.

Fri 21 & 28 May, 11, 18 & 25 June, 2 & 9 July: 10am-12pm

 

The A Team: Awesome Autism/ADHD: Online Disco
An event for girls with Autism and/or ADHD (age 5 – 18) who live, or attend a school, in Berkshire.

Sat 22 May: 3-4pm

 

Social Interaction Skills Group for Children and Young People: Berkshire West

This 6 week course is for young people in mainstream education aged 11-16 (school years 7-11) who either already have a diagnosis of Autism and/or ADHD or are on the Berkshire CAMHS waiting list for assessment, and who are registered with a Berkshire West NHS GP surgery.

Initial Meet and Greet Session Monday 24 May and then weekly for 6 weeks on 7, 14, 21 and 28 June, 5 and 12 July: 4:30-6pm

 

Understanding and Managing Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

For Berkshire adopters, kinship carers and special guardians. We have a small number of places available for non-Berkshire attendees.

Wed 26 May: 10am-12pm

 

Autistic/ADHD Girls Monthly Workshop & Support Group

A workshop and support group for families of Autistic and/or ADHD girls whether diagnosed or not. Suitable for Dads of autistic girls and young women and those with ADHD. Mothers and other carers are also welcome to attend.

Topic: Thrice excluded – A Dad’s experiences of parenting an autistic daughter with ADHD.

Our guest speaker this month is Nick Wickens, Dad to an autistic daughter with ADHD, and an autistic son. He will be sharing his experiences of parenting and why he sometimes feels ‘thrice excluded’. He’ll talk about lessons he’s learnt, share what’s hard, what keeps him going when it’s tough for his daughter, as well as the many positives! The session will conclude with a Q&A and open discussion.

Thur 27 May: 7-8.30pm

 

Sleep for parent/carers of C&YP with additional needs: West Berkshire

For families of children & young people with additional needs who live, or attend a school, in the West Berkshire Council area.

Fri 28 May: 10am-12pm

 

Maidenhead Support Group for Adopters, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers

A support group for parents and carers of children who have been through early life trauma and thus have special needs living in Maidenhead and the surrounding Berkshire areas.

Sun 6 June: 9.30-11am

 

Sensory Processing Workshop: Berkshire East

A workshop for families registered with an East Berkshire NHS GP surgery (Ascot, Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead).

Mon 7 June: 7-8.30pm

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops ADHD: Berkshire East
A series of three linked ADHD workshops for families registered with an East Berkshire NHS GP surgery (Ascot, Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead).

You are booking to attend all three workshops.

Mon 7 June: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Mon 14 June: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Mon 21 June: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Time Out for Special Needs: West Berkshire Council Area

A six week course for parent/carers of children and young people with special needs who live, or attend a school, in the West Berkshire Council area.

Tue 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th June, 6th and 13th July: 11am-1pm.

 

Kinship Carers Support Group

For family members who are caring for children who cannot be cared for by their birth parents (e.g. Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Family Friends).

Wed 9 June: 11am-12.30pm

 

Sleep Course for Professionals

A course for professionals working with children and adults with neuro-developmental conditions (e.g. Autism, ADHD).

Fri 11 June: 10am-12.30pm

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops ADHD: Berkshire West
A series of three linked ADHD workshops for families registered with a West Berkshire NHS GP surgery (Reading, West Berkshire & Wokingham).

You are booking to attend all three workshops.

Tue 15 June: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Tue 22 June: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Tue 29 June: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group

An online support group for adoptive mums. Discussion topics are agreed with attendees each month.

Wed 16 June: 7.30-9pm

 

Sleep for parent/carers of C&YP with additional needs: Berkshire West

A workshop for families registered with a Berkshire West NHS area GP surgery who have children and young people with additional needs who struggle with their sleep.

Fri 18 June: 10am-12pm

 

Interoception Workshop

A single workshop for parent/carers of, and professionals working with, children and young people who have difficulties with the lesser-known sense of Interoception (an aspect of sensory processing). We have a small number of tickets for non-Berkshire attendees.

Mon 21 June: 7-8.30pm

 

Challenges for children affected by alcohol during pregnancy

A workshop for parents/carers and professionals.

Mon 28 June: 10am-12.30pm

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops ADHD: Berkshire East
A series of three linked ADHD workshops for families registered with an East Berkshire NHS GP surgery (Ascot, Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead).

You are booking to attend all three workshops.

Mon 5 July: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Mon 12 July: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Mon 19 July: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Kinship Carers Support Group

For family members who are caring for children who cannot be cared for by their birth parents (e.g. Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Family Friends).

Wed 7 July: 11am-12.30pm

 

Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group

An online support group for adoptive mums. Discussion topics are agreed with attendees each month.

Wed 7 July: 7.30-9pm