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E-PAtS - FREE support sessions for families in South Cumbria

Are you a family caregiver for a child who has a learning disability or autism aged 0-5 and live in the South Cumbria/Morecambe Bay area? Then please read on!

Posted Wednesday, 1st September 2021

E-PAtS (Early Positive Approaches to Support) is a FREE 8 week session group that provides sensitive support and information for families in the early years of bring up a child with an additional need. A trained family caregiver and professional facilitate all groups and cover:

·     Accessing services and supports

·     Emotional wellbeing and resilience for caregivers

·     Supporting sleep for children

·     Supporting communication

·     Supporting skills development

·     Positive approaches to behaviours that challenge

We will be delivering 2 x separate eight-week group sessions beginning in October along with one eight-week session during the day and one eight-week session in the evening. THESE WIL BE VIRTUAL SESSIONS ON ZOOM OR TEAMS.

With E-PAtS you are always the EXPERT on your child. You will have the opportunity to work alongside other families to build on ways to support yourself, your child and family.  You will never be judged or told what to do. 

And don't worry if you don't have a formal diagnosis yet - this course is still for you!

For more information please contact Jo Raphael at Carlisle Mencap 01228 674393.


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