Support for Parents

Over the Summer holidays we're running a series of free support sessions for parents of teenagers, including a bitesize version of our popular Understanding Teenage Behaviour course, and drop-in sessions.

Wellbeing Centre Drop ins

Staff will be available at Horsham Wellbeing Centre (next to Blacks by The Forum) from 10:00am-4:00pm. There will be a range of information leaflets and resources and staff will be able to signpost to other services if needed.

  • Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 and Friday 5 August
  • No need to book, just come along
Horsham wellbeing centre

Understanding Teenage Behaviour: Bitesize course

Bitesize course facilitated by Denise Campbell.

We are pleased to be able to offer parents with children at secondary school (or about to go to secondary school in September), the opportunity to attend a ‘Bitesize’ version of our Understanding Teenage Behaviour (UTB) course and a session around how to help keep your teenager safe online and in the community.

You will need to book on to the Bitesize UTB course as spaces are limited.

The course aims to give parents some tips and strategies for improving communication and setting boundaries with their teenagers.

This is a special 2-session ‘bitesize’ course and there will be an option for parents who have attended to register for the complete 6-session course.

  • 3 August 10:30am -12:30pm and 5 August 10:30am -12:30pm (you need to attend both sessions)
  • Horsham Wellbeing Centre

To register your interest in attending the course please email or call 07734 231040. Places must be booked.

Helping your teenager stay safe online and in the community

Delivered by PC Sally Scott and Shelley Gosden (Horsham District Council).

  • 2 August 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Horsham Wellbeing Centre
  • No need to book, just come along

Understanding Young People’s Mental Health

West Sussex Mind online workshops.

A series of friendly, confidential and relaxed workshops where participants will discuss the challenges to young people’s mental health, gain confidence in having conversations about how they are thinking and feeling, and explore ways to help young people with emotional difficulties.

  • A number of dates are available via the website.
  • Online via Zoom
  • Go to the West Sussex Mind website and follow the links to register

Register on the West Sussex Mind website


Your Mind Matters

Your Mind Matters is a West Sussex County Council led campaign, which aims to ensure young people, parents and professionals across West Sussex know where to get help with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, both in general and in times of crisis.

Further information, free training courses and local information in relation to supporting children and young people’s wellbeing and mental health can be accessed via the West Sussex Website

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