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FIRST - Sleep and Behaviour Support

Wokingham Borough Council are running Sleep and Behaviour Support sessions over the coming weeks, please find links below to the sessions. Parents can self-refer, and you can find the link below to the registration form that can be completed and returned to first@wokingham.gov.uk

FIRST Registration Course Form

Sleep Support

 

Sleep Matters

This is a 90-minute workshop which includes a brief overview of sleep cycles and the science of sleep, the importance of sleep for health, learning and wellbeing, how much sleep children require, sleep routines, sleep cues and positive bedtimes. Once parents and carers with a child with a disability have attended the workshop, they are then encouraged to attend our Waking Up to Healthy Sleep Course.

Sleep Matters - Tuesday 27 February 24, 6.30 - 8pm

 

Waking Up to Healthy Sleep

This consists of three 90-minute interactive sessions which includes the science of sleep,

understanding sleep cycles, causes of sleep issues, establishing appropriate routines, identifying and managing sleep problems, the environment and positive bedtimes. There is an expectation that sleep diaries will be completed to identify patterns in behaviour that impact on sleep. This course will give parents and carers the skills and confidence to make the necessary changes to improve sleep.

Waking up to Healthy Sleep - Wednesday 6, 13 & 20 March 24, 10 – 11.30 am

 

Sleep and Anxiety

This Is a 2-hour workshop. Parents are required to attend the Waking Up to Healthy Sleep Course before accessing this workshop. We recognise that many of the children and young people we support have high levels of anxiety. This workshop covers the different types of anxiety and strategies and resources to implement to help support distressed behaviour that impact on sleep. It should be noted that we are not replacing or replicating the support that CAHMS currently offer and do not cover CBT techniques. We are offering very simple and practical ideas that parents can use within the home environment to help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Parents and carers will receive a range of handouts to complement the workshop.

 

Behaviour Support

 

Supporting Behaviour

This is a 90-minute workshop which includes a brief overview of understanding how to support a child’s distressed behaviour, identifying triggers and causes, understanding the behaviour wave and positive behaviour plans. Once parents and carers with a child with a disability have attended the workshop, they are then encouraged to attend our Changing behaviour, Changes behaviour course.

Supporting Behaviour - Wednesday 10 January 24, 6.30 – 8pm

 

Changing Behaviour, Changes Behaviour

This consists of three 90-minute interactive sessions which includes understanding how to support a child’s distressed behaviour, identifying triggers and causes, understanding the behaviour wave, positive behaviour plans and appropriate strategies and responses for parents and carers to use. This course will give parents and carers the skills and confidence to make the necessary changes to positively support their child’s distressed behaviour.

Changing Behaviour, Changes Behaviour January - February 2024