Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions on Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues

Please find information below about the next Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health.

Each monthly session has a different topic focus and there is an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to book to attend any of the sessions. New sessions are listed at

The next Parent and Carer Support and Information session are-

An Introduction to Mindful Parenting- Mindful Parenting combines mindfulness practice with the latest parenting techniques to help parents to consider more effective ways to manage the ups and downs in family life leading to more positive relationships.

Delivered by experienced Mindful practitioner Katerina Valenti, this session will give a relaxed and down to earth introduction to Mindful Parenting and explore how this approach could be used to help manage stress and anxiety in young people and their parents and carers.

  • Friday 23rd November 2018, 9.30-11.30am, Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre, 5 Moredunvale Pl, Edinburgh EH17 7LB (Car park available)

Communication with Teenagers – This session helps to explore the challenges of keeping the lines of communication open with teenagers who have emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and considers ways to listen so that teenagers talk and talk so that teenagers listen.

  • Wednesday 12th December 2018, 6.30-8.30pm, West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, 19 West Pilton Grove, Edinburgh EH4 4BY (Car park available)