Supporting Parents and Carers

18.10.2022

These sessions will provide parents and carers with the confidence and skills to discuss relationships and sex with their young people and support the mandatory RSE that the young people will be learning in school. In addition some sessions will be focussing on supporting young people with emotional wellbeing.

Brook will be running a series of Live Zoom Sessions that parents and carers are invited to join. The sessions will be informal and Brook will answer frequently asked questions, provide tips on how to discuss certain topics at home as well as provide the opportunity for live questions. These sessions are one hour long. We will also be visiting some of the local schools Parent and Carer evenings to give information, guidance and advice. 

The sessions will run at various times on the following times and dates:

  • 25/10/2022 at 9.30am
  • 09/11/2022 at 9.30am
  • 19/12/2022 at 12.30pm
  • 05/01/2023 at 9.30am
  • 20/02/2023 at 12.30pm
  • 16/03/2023 at 9.30am
  • 03/04/2023 at 12.30pm
  • 05/05/2023 at 1.30pm
  • 02/06/2023 at 9.30am
  • 25/07/2023 at 11.00am
  • 21/08/2023 at 1.00pm

Brook cover several RSHE topics and Q&A sessions.

Mandatory RSE - this session will give parents and carers understanding of what RSE lessons at school will be covering, as well as equipping parents/carers with practical tools and knowledge to broach these subjects at home. 

Consent - How do I explain what consent is to my child? This is a question that lots of parents and carers want to know about in order to support their child understand the true meaning of consent. 

Body Image - What is body image and the importance of feeling positively about our bodies? How to support young people to understand that a positive body image is associated with better self-esteem, self-acceptance and healthy lifestyle behaviours, including a balanced approach to food and physical activity.

Mental Health - What is mental health and wellbeing? And how can Parents and Carers support young people to have open discussions regarding mental health.

If you wish the Zoom invite to be emailed to you please contact Jane.McNally@brook.org.uk