Fresh+ Forum parent / carer support group dates
The Fresh+ Forum is a parent/carer support group open to all parents or carers who have a child who attends Fresh CAMHS or is on the waiting list. (Adults only please)
The Fresh+ Forum was set up by the Fresh+ Group to provide parents and carers with:
– a safe space that is confidential and free from judgement
– an opportunity to meet other parents/carers
– the opportunity to talk about how you are feeling in a supportive environment.
The Fresh+ Forum is run by parents who have children that are attending Fresh CAMHS (or have done until recently).
Fresh+ Group aims to:
Change the way CAMHS support parents and carers to gain a better understanding of the family journey
Enable parents/carers to reinforce the work CAMHS do and help them develop skills they can use to support their children/young people during and after their involvement with CAMHS
Challenge the stigma faced by families
What we would like everyone to know:
Parents and carers are a vital part of the CAMHS journey and will be heard
Be prepared to change how you think about mental health and the way you do things
You have the power to improve your child’s mental health and every child’s mental health.
Parents might like to know:
Being involved in the CAMHS journey can help you to understand what your child is experiencing
It’s ok not to have all the answers but you can look for support and information
Talk about your own feelings, ask questions and don’t be afraid to speak out
Parents and carers can support each other and you have the right to be listened to without judgement
The Fresh+ Forums start with a short information session, with an opportunity for parents to ask questions, and then the main support group.
The upcoming Fresh+ Forum dates and topics:
Wednesday 28th February 12-2pm ‘What is CAMHS?’
Tuesday 6th March 5-7pm ‘Coping & Resilience for Parents’
Wednesday 21st March 12-2pm ‘Coping & Resilience for Parents’