CAMHS Learning Disability Team Information Sessions

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Learning Disability Team working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents, grandparents/carers of school aged children who have been formally diagnosed by CAMHS as having an Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delay by Paediatrics.

We are pleased to invite you to a carer’s group which will focus on understanding and managing behaviour. This group will run  for 4 weeks beginning on Wednesday 20 February, 12.30 pm to 2 pm at the Centre in Falkirk.

If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact: Anne Prinn on 01324 611510 or download the programme here.

Better Breaks Family Outing November/December 2017

 

 

 

 

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire:

  • The Snow Queen Pantomime, Larbert Amateur Operatic Society, Dobbie Hall, Larbert on Monday 20 November at 7.30 pm
  • Chick Whittington Pantomime, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling on Saturday 25 November at 7.30 pm or Saturday 9 December at 2 pm

Transport to the venue will be made available to those families who require it and would like to travel with the group. Families are also welcome to travel and attend independently.

This year in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria a small contribution will be required at £5 per head towards admission for everyone attending any of the Macrobert pantomimes.

To request a place for the Pantomime trips, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form available from the Admin Team at the Carers Centre: phone 01324 611510, pop into the centre, email to request a form using our contact form, or download an application form here:

Better Breaks Application Form

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Friday 3 November at 5pm. Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

 

 

 

 

Better Breaks Family Outing 17 August 2017

 

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to visit Glasgow Science Centre on Thursday 17 August 2017, 10 am till 4.30 pm, please provide a packed lunch for your family.

Transport to the venue will be made available for families who require it and who would like to travel with the group. Families are also welcome to travel and attend independently.

This year, in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria, a small contribution will be required at £2.50 per head towards admission for everyone attending.

To request a place for the Science Centre, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form which you can request from the Admin Team at the Carers Centre, by phone, email, popping into the Centre, or by using our website contact form, or download the application form here:

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Thursday 3 August at 5 pm. Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in any, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

Better Breaks Family Outing 17 June 2017

 

Applications are invited for a Better Breaks Outing for children and young people (up to 20 years) with additional support needs and their families in Falkirk District and Clackmannanshire to visit Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston, on Saturday 17 June 2017, 10 am till 4.30 pm where lunch will be provided.

Transport to the venue will be made available for families who require it or for those who would like to travel with a group. Families are also welcome to travel and attend independently.

This year, in order to sustain these trips and in keeping with Better Breaks criteria, a small contribution will be required at £2.50 per head towards admission for everyone attending.

To request a place for Almond Valley, please complete the Better Breaks Application Form which you can request from the Carers Centre, by phone or email, or by using our website contact form, or download the application form here:

Better Breaks Application Form

The deadline for receipt of completed applications for this outing is Thursday 8 June at 5 pm. Places cannot be guaranteed and priority will be given to families who have not participated in any, or who have participated in fewer, previous Better Breaks outings.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Sessions

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS),
working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents/carers of school aged children who have been diagnosed with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

These sessions are open to those who have received a diagnosis for their child and have not accessed the CAMHS Parents Group or an Early Bird programme in the past.

If you have any questions about the content or suitability of the group for you, then please contact: Michelle Henderson (Speech and Language Therapist) on 01324 610846 or Kirsty Murphy (Clinical Associate in Psychology) on 01786 454546 or download the programme here

Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshops

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents/carers of school aged children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These sessions are open to those who have received a diagnosis for their child and have not accessed the CAMHS Parents Group or an Early Bird programme in the past.

These sessions will be available in January through March 2017. To find out more, you can download the programme here.

New Care with Confidence programme in Boness

New – Bo’ness ‘Care with Confidence’ sessions start on Thursday 6 October 2016 from 10 am till 12 noon at Kinneil Bowling & Social Club, Angus Road, Bo’ness, EH51 0BH.

As a carer you may find yourself under increasing stress… The ‘Managing Stress’ sessions will give you some methods and techniques to help ease feelings of tension and aid relaxation.

To gain the most benefit, we recommend that you come along to all of the sessions.
For more information, or to book a place, please download the programme here.
Or alternatively, contact Rebecca Fowler, Training Co-ordinator at the Carers Centre

 

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Adult Support and Protection Event

Do you use health or social care services? Can you help?

Eight years ago, Scotland introduced a law to ‘support and protect’ adults who need help to stay safe. The law makes clear what should happen when an adult is neglected or mistreated. In the Falkirk area, an Adult Protection Committee meets regularly to improve support and protection services.

The Committee is setting up a reference group for people who use health or social care services to comment on what works best. The first meeting is on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 11 am at the Carers Centre in Falkirk.

We hope you will come and help improve services to people. For more information contact Ian Kinsley on 07786 704111.

An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering information sessions and workshops for parents/carers of school aged children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These sessions are open to those who have received a diagnosis for their child and have not accessed the CAMHS Parents Group or an Early Bird programme in the past.

These sessions will be available in September and October. To find out more, you can download the programme here.

Social Stories & Comic Strip Conversations

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre, is offering a Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversation Workshop.

In this workshop, carers will learn more about Social Stories and Comic Strips, and will be given the chance to practice writing them. These are tools which can help children develop an understanding of social situations, prepare for change/new situations and develop social communication skills.

These sessions are open to any parents/carers with school aged children who have Additional Support Needs. There is a choice of attending this session either in September or November. To find out more, you can download the programme here.