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 30 April 2021.

 

Sleep for Teens: On Demand Presentation

A 40 minute presentation for parent/carers to share with teenagers. Available until 30 April 2021.

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops – ADHD (3 linked workshops) – West Berks

For families with children living, or attending a school, in the West Berkshire NHS area (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire)

You are booking to attend all 3 workshops.

Mon 11 January: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD (fully booked)

Mon 18 January: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD (fully booked)

Mon 25 January: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour (fully booked)

 

Supporting Children with Trauma and Insecure Attachments at School

Two linked workshops for Professionals.

Thur 14 and 21 January: 11.30am-1pm (fully booked)

 

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 17 January: 9.30-11am

 

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

For families with children living, or attending a school, in the East Berkshire NHS area (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead)

Fri 22 January: 10am-12pm

 

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

A therapeutic approach for Berkshire parents/carers of children and young people with special needs (aged 8 – 16) who are violent or aggressive.

Mon: 7-9pm

25th January, 1st and 8th February, break for Half Term, 22nd February, 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd March. (Follow up session: expected June 2021).

 

Social Interaction Skills Group Course for Children and Young People

The 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. Attendees must be registered with a West Berkshire NHS area GP surgery.

Course will start on 8 February with an initial ‘meet and greet’ followed by 6 weekly sessions starting on 22 February (4.30-5.30pm)

Applications to be considered for this course close on 25 January.

 

Autistic/ADHD Girls Monthly Workshop & Support Group: Why it’s good to be autistic: exploring benefits of neurodiversity

A workshop and support group for Berkshire families of girls with Autism and/or ADHD whether diagnosed or not. We have a small number of tickets available for non-Berkshire families.

Thur 28 January: 7-8.30pm

 

The A Team: awesome autism

For autistic girls (age 5-18) who live, or attend a school, in Berkshire.

Primary: Scavenger Hunt: 9.30-10.30am, Secondary: Online Quiz: 11am-12pm

Sat 30 January: 9.30am-12pm

 

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.

Topic: Importance of Self Regulation Part 2: recap of January’s session and additional strategies, including Brain Gym, ‘EFT’ and Heartmath.

Tue 2 February: 7.30-9.30pm

 

Kinship Carers Support Group

A 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 3 February: 11am-12.30pm

 

Dual Diagnosis (Autism & ADHD)

For families of, and those working with, children and young people who have a dual diagnosis of Autism and ADHD.

Wed 3 February: 7-8.30pm

 

Sleep for Parents/Carers of C&YP with Additional Needs: West Berks

For families with children living, or attending a school, in the West Berkshire NHS area (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire)

Fri 5 February: 10am-12pm

 

Let’s Get Creative

A group for adopted children (age 6 to 12), who live, or attend a school, in Berkshire, with the aim of building social skills through various forms of art.

Sat 6 February: 10.30am-12.30pm

 

Social Interaction Skills Group Course for C&YP (age 11-16): West Berks

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. Attendees must be registered with a GP practice in the West Berkshire NHS area (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire).

Mondays: 4:30-5:30pm

Initial ‘Meet and Greet’ session Monday 8th February, then 22 February, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March.

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops – ADHD (3 linked workshops) – East Berks

For families with children living, or attending a school, in the East Berkshire NHS area (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead)

You are booking to attend all 3 workshops.

Mon 8 February: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Mon 15 February: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Mon 22 February: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops – ADHD (3 linked workshops) – West Berks

For families with children living, or attending a school, in the West Berkshire NHS area (Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire)

You are booking to attend all 3 workshops.

Tue 9 February: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Tue 16 February: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Tue 23 February: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group: Managing Contact Effectively

Wed 10 February: 7.30-9pm

 

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

This 5 week course is aimed at birth parents/families of children affected by trauma through adverse childhood experiences.

Thur: 9.30am-12pm on the following dates: 25th February, 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March.

 

Autistic/ADHD Girls Monthly Workshop & Support Group

A workshop and support group for families of girls with Autism and/or ADHD whether diagnosed or not. This event is suitable for parent/carers, teachers and other professionals working in a school setting.

Topic: Rewriting the narrative – Lessons about inclusion from autistic adolescent girls who stop attending school.

The findings may be relevant for other neuro-divergent young people who stop attending school, and the staff working with them.

Thur 25 February: 7-8.30pm

 

Sleep Course for Professionals

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

Fri 26 February: 10am-12.30pm

 

Dads and Male Carers Support Group: Rights of the Child

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

Tue 2 March: 7.30-9.30pm

 

Kinship Carers Support Group

A 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 3 March: 11am-12.30pm

 

ADHD and Medication Workshop

A workshop led by Dr Carsten Vogt (Berkshire CAMHS Consultant) for Berkshire and non-Berkshire parents/carers and professionals.

Wed 3 March: 7-8.30pm

 

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

Friday: 10am-12pm

5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March, break for Easter, 23rd and 30th April, and 7th May.

 

Let’s Get Creative

A group for adopted children (age 6 to 12), who live, or attend a school, in Berkshire, with the aim of building social skills through various forms of art.

Sat 6 March: 10.30am-12.30pm

 

Sensory Processing Workshop: East Berks

For families with children living, or attending a school, in the East Berkshire NHS area (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead)

Mon 8 March: 7-8.30pm

 

Adoptive Mums Workshop and Support Group

Wed 10 March: 7.30-9pm

 

Pre and Post Assessment Workshops – ADHD (3 linked workshops) – East Berks

For families registered with a GP surgery in the East Berkshire NHS area (Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead)

You are booking to attend all 3 workshops.

Mon 15 March: 7-8.30pm: Intro to ADHD

Mon 22 March: 7-8.30pm: Anxiety and ADHD

Mon 29 March: 7-8.30pm: Managing ADHD Behaviour

 

Autistic/ADHD Girls Monthly Workshop & Support Group

A workshop and support group for families of girls with Autism and/or ADHD whether diagnosed or not. This event is suitable for parent/carers, teachers and other professionals.

Topic: An exploration of sex differences and the cost of camouflaging autistic behaviours.

Guest Speaker: Victoria Milner will be joining us to share some of the findings from her PhD research. Victoria is in the second year of her studies at King’s College London, and is supervised by Professor Francesca Happé and Dr Will Mandy.

Thur 25 March: 7-8.30pm

 

Dads and Male Carers Support Group: Dealing with Tensions and Conflict at Home and at School

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

Tue 13 April: 7.30-9.30pm