SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

At Visyon we know the importance as a parent/carer of having access to good quality information, advice and ideas to allow you to support your children’s wellbeing.  Whether you are looking to understand the changes in your teenager’s behavior, wanting to find ways to help your child regulate their emotions or concerned about your child’s sleep, there is support available from our Family Wellbeing Team. 

The following services are freely available to parents and carers living in Cheshire East:

We offer Open Access sessions to parents to provide a listening ear, information about Visyon services available for you or your child and if appropriate advice, signposting and safety planning. These are mostly phone calls lasting up to 30 minutes.  To book an Open Access session please phone Visyon on 01260 290000.

We offer a variety of courses and workshops for parents including an 8 week ‘Anxiety programme’ where you will get the chance to meet other parents and an in-depth understanding of what anxiety is and how you can support your child with their anxious feelings.  We have trained sleep practitioners who can work with you to develop a sleep routine for your child.  We also run workshops on topics including self-harm, family relationships and loss and bereavement.  These are opportunities to meet other parents going through similar experiences while discussing topics pertinent to mental health. For more information on these courses please contact Visyon by email on administration@visyon.org.uk

Our Parent Webinars are intended to offer information and ideas to help you in supporting your child with understanding and managing their emotions and wellbeing. They are available as both live and recorded sessions.  The live webinars take place on Thursday mornings on Zoom and last for approximately 45 minutes with time for questions at the end.  You are not on camera or audio but can interact using a typed chat function.  

Here is our timetable of upcoming live parent webinars:

our parent webinars

Our Parent Webinars are intended to offer information and ideas to help you in supporting your child with understanding and managing their emotions and wellbeing.  These are open to parents/carers or other interested family members living in Cheshire East. 

Watch some of our webinars again:

Your views and feedback on these webinars is really important to us.  We want to improve and learn what is most useful to you.  This evaluation data is also vita in allowing us to continue funding this work.  Please take a few moments to complete this short survey –

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May I thank you so very much for your time and advice yesterday.  I very much appreciated talking the concerns I have through with you and you certainly provided some very useful suggestions and much needed reassurance.

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Thank you all for an interesting and insightful set of sessions. It was good to know that we are not alone in having these issues

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My son and also myself struggle with anxiety and it has been helpful to find out more about how the body and mind works and then working on strategies to help us cope

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Taking comfort that others have similar issues and experience. Has made me think more about why she behaves as she does

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