RAISING A CHILD
JOIN THE PARENTS' SUPPORT GROUP
THE SIMPLE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETUP IS TO:
- CREATE A COMMUNITY TO REDUCE THE ISOLATION ASSOCIATED WITH RAISING AND SUPPORTING AN ANXIOUS CHILD.
- BRING HOPE OF A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES LIVING WITH ANXIETY.
- ADDRESS AND PROVIDE PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES IN DAILY LIFE.
- PROVIDE TIME OUT, AND THE CHANCE TO TALK TO PEOPLE WHO DO UNDERSTAND.
- WE MIGHT EVEN FIND OURSELVES TALKING ABOUT OTHER THINGS!
WHAT WILL WE DO?
Supporting you and your anxious child
in 4 key areas:
Anxiety has a way of taking over, so with that in mind, this will not be ALL about the anxiety. In fact, the whole point of this is to figure out how to leave the anxiety behind. So, in the name of putting our own oxygen masks on first, we are going to include some self-care, fun and general happiness. By sharing ideas, supporting each other, making new friends and learning some new skills we will empower each other to find the best solution for our children.
HOPE | HAPPINESS | PRACTICAL TOOLS | SUPPORT SERVICES | SHARING IDEAS | SELF-CARE | TIME OUT & FUN | NEW FRIENDS
LIGHTHOUSE CENTRAL CHURCH
W Loan, Prestonpans
In order to take part, please fill the form:
Thursdays 12.30 - 2.30 pm
over 8 weeks during Autumn term.
Contact Emma directly:
EMMA O’CONNOR is the author of Everyday Happy, a certified Relax Kids Coach, and has worked with children for 13 years as a swimming teacher. More importantly Emma is mum to two sons. When her eldest son developed debilitating anxiety at just 9, Emma went to work to figure out the best way to help him recover. After feeling completely isolated at times, and realising it was the support she did receive from other parents that made all the difference, Emma is on a mission to support and empower other families with anxiety.
Emma’s project is part of the project Building Youth Resilience in East Lothian run by Positive Realities and funded by the NHS Lothian Health Improvement Fund. Emma took part in the Changemaker Course in summer 2018 where she developed her project to support families with children with anxiety.