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12 Weeks of Parenting Workshops (Primary)

Week by week we will cover various parenting topics to educate and provide tools for the most common parenting challenges. We will provide time for learning, discussion and questions to support you on the most challenging sides of parenting. Our aim is to help you to support yourselves and your children to a calm and peaceful home.

5 Ways to Well-Being

CPSL Mind will cover the 5 ways to well-being, which underpin the work we do in the community and are crucial to maintaining your personal well-being, we will discuss these and devise our well-being plans.

Act for Autism

Tools for building more positive connections with your child and for your child using the 3C Pathway.

Cambridge Building Society

Scam awareness talk hosted by the Cambridge Building Society at Cambridge Manor Care Home. Free to attend with complimentary refreshments

Cambs Youth Panel

Join Cambs Youth Panel Christmas Fair on Sunday, 17th December 2023!

Following the great success of the very first Cambs Youth Panel Christmas Fair in 2022, the panel will be returning on Sunday, 17th December for a full day of festivities hosted by Westminster College, a quintessential Cambridge college located in the city centre.

CAP Money Course

The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works.

County Lines: Lives on the Line

This course will unpack the reality of the County Lines machine – organised crime groups that exploit children to sell and distribute drugs and trafficking cash and weapons throughout the country.

You will learn how this ‘business model’ operates to maximise the profitability and reach of the illegal market, how children and young people are seduced and radicalised into it under false promises and pretences, and how the setup of the County Lines system insulates and protects senior gang members.

We will walk through the risks will real stories and genuine insight. Phil Priestley is a former police officer who served for 17 years. Following his time in the police, Phil published two books on the County Lines situation – a guide for children and young people, and a lengthier account designed for parents and professional partners. Phil has investigated drug gangs as a Detective Sergeant and has also worked in a preventative role through Neighbourhood policing. Phil works at Netherhall School one day per week as part of our coordinated offer to reduce the risk around our community.

Phil Priestley is a former police officer who served for 17 years. Following his time in the police, Phil published two books on the County Lines situation – a guide for children and young people, and a more lengthy account designed for parents and professional partners. Phil has investigated drug gangs as a Detective Sergeant and has also worked in a preventative role through Neighbourhood policing. Phil works at Netherhall School one day per week as part of our coordinated offer to reduce the risk around our community.

CPSL Mind Calm Space

Calm Space exercises include Breathing, Meditation and Visualisation among others.

English Language Classes

Is English proficiency holding you or your child back from achieving success in work, study, or travel? If so, we have the solution for you! Our expert instructors – Jav and Tereza will provide practical English Language Virtual Classes to help you improve your English language skills.

Exams! Managing emotions at times of stress

FREE webinar for parents, students and teachers. Find out how to help the young people in your life manage their emotions during exam season.

Free Mental Health Training

Raising awareness for mental health could save lives. Learn about the importance of conversation and how opening up can help those who have kept their feelings hidden.

Mental health presents one of the greatest challenges to our society. With an estimated, 450 million people worldwide suffering from a mental health problem, around a quarter of British adults will experience some form of mental health problem within the course of a year. While many elements of mental health are still not understood, having a good knowledge of the information that is available is essential in the care sector.

This course is nationally accredited.

Gaming and Gambling Awareness for Parents and Carers

Are young people gambling or affected by gambling? Does gaming expose young people to gambling? How can the conversation around gambling and gaming be brought up and what support is available?

Attend an interactive 90-minute workshop exploring gambling harm awareness.

Green Doctor Surgery

The Green Doctor Service is A free, impartial advice and support to help you save energy, reduce your bills, and live in a warmer, more comfortable home. We will be covering:

Cost of living crisis

How to be more Energy efficient within your home

How to be more Water efficient within your home

Fuel Poverty

Healthy Family Cooking on a Budget – Online Workshop for Parents and Carers

In partnership with Cambridge City Council’s Active Lifestyle Team, we are delighted to welcome parents and carers to a free online workshop with local nutritionist, Caroline Collard.

Introductory and Q & A Session

Would you like to increase your Maths skills to help your child with their study, up skill work or develop your confidence? If so, then we can help! Ixion is a not-for-profit organisation who deliver training in skills and education nationally. At this event, you will be introduced to the courses that we offer.

Living Well with Sight Loss course

Focus on Friends and Family course is for adults of all ages who are friends, family members or anyone close to someone with a visual impairment.

Multiply - Free Maths Support For Parents and Carers

Gain an overview of the Primary, Secondary, and Functional Skills Curriculum to help improve your own maths skills and increase your ability to support your child with their maths homework and revision.

National Numeracy - Confidence with Numbers

Explore mindsets around maths, understand maths anxiety and find ways to improve your skills and confidence with numbers. Whether you’re anxious about making ends meet, applying for a job or would like to feel more comfortable helping children with their homework, you CAN feel better about everyday maths.

National Numeracy & nudge - Talk Money Week 2023

Money, a topic often whispered about in hushed tones, is one of the most critical aspects of our lives. It shapes our decisions, influences our relationships, and can either be a source of stress or a tool for empowerment.

Navigating the Job Market

Navigating the jobs market, regardless of age and experience, can be daunting. This session will help show the ways to make informed decisions about how to plan careers and identify appropriate courses. We will look at how to find jobs, why CVs are important, and interview skills.
The first step to individually tailored support with a qualified careers advisor.

Neuroscience in Early Years - Help Your Child Process Negative Emotions

This qualification combines two highly important themes within child development and early years provision – neuroscience and self-regulation. Giving you an insight into how a child’s brain develops and how it can be affected by external influences.

Nutrition and Health

Nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy well-being. However, everyone has unique nutritional needs, so understanding your nutritional requirements is fundamental to making change.

The number of obese people in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years, reaching what many doctors believe to be ‘epidemic’ proportions. Insufficient nutrition can lead to a variety of health-threatening conditions; understanding the benefits of a balanced diet and the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease is fundamental.

This course is nationally accredited.

OnePlusOne

Online Relationship Support for Parents and Carers

Online Safety and Your Child

1) Are your children spending too much time online? How to regulate their internet diet (and deal with the fallout).

2) How do you monitor the content that your children/young people are accessing? How intrusive should you be? What is a ‘fair’ level of privacy?

3) What main threats and risks should you be aware of? Let’s have a look at some of the big ones.

4) Sexting and the law. Indecent imagery and what you need to know.

5) Social media – where they should be and shouldn’t be.

Parent Pathways: Focus on Education (Early Years/Primary)

Parent Pathways: Focus on Education is aimed at parents and carers of children and young people with vision impairment.

Parent Pathways: Focus on Education (Secondary Plus)

Parent Pathways: Focus on Education is aimed at parents and carers of children and young people with vision impairment. The course is open to parents/carers of children and young people aged from around 12 – 25.

Pinpoint

It can be so upsetting when our child’s behaviour is aggressive, and violent. You are not alone. Jo from Pinpoint is here to explain and offer strategies.

Playing with Stories

Encourage a love of books within the family, and learn gentle ways to support communication skills through storytelling with your child aged 0-4.

Power-Up! A Wellbeing Family-Friendly Festival

A Wellbeing Festival for Children, Teens, Young People, Parents, Carers and Families.

Premier League Kicks

Cambridge United Foundation is offering FREE Football sessions to support young people (ages 11 – 16) of all backgrounds and abilities (Pre-registration Required).

Relaxation & Stress Management Techniques

Relaxation and stress management techniques. You will be able to tailor the techniques and the time spent doing them to fit with your lifestyle.

Teaching Assistant - Adult Apprenticeship

Teaching Assistants support children with their educational, emotional and social development. This is done either individually or in groups within a classroom setting. You’ll also support the teacher by helping them with their duties.

Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme

7-week Positive Parenting Programme group for parents of teenagers. Find out new ways to manage and improve expectations and behaviours, and relationships.

Group Teen Triple P is a broad-based parenting intervention delivered over seven weeks for parents of teenagers up to 16 years who are interested in learning a variety of parenting skills. Parents may be interested in promoting their teenager’s development and potential or they may have concerns about their teenager’s behaviour. The programme involves five two hour group sessions of up to 12 parents.

Who is it for?
Parents or caregivers who have concerns about their teenager’s behavioural problems or simply wish to prevent behavioural problems from developing. Parents who have completed lower-level interventions and have not achieved the goals they want may benefit from a Group Teen Triple P intervention. Parents need to be able to commit to all seven sessions.

Understanding Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

This course is nationally accredited.

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) affect how someone learns. Those with SpLDs may struggle with things such as reading, writing and speaking. Understanding these issues helps to create a fairer learning environment.

Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different learning difficulties. The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with knowledge of a range of specific learning difficulties, such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia. The course is aimed at learners looking to improve their understanding and awareness of the below key topics, especially those working in healthcare, social care and education.