Free Additional Support Needs webinars from Children in Scotland

Through the Wellbeing Fund, Children in Scotland are able to deliver five free
webinars aimed at parents and carers of children with additional support needs.
The webinars aim to provide a space where people can connect, share and learn
together under the guidance of expert trainers.

They`re going live on:

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 10.30am-12pm (FREE)
Discussing coronavirus and lockdown with children/teens with ASNDelivered by Corrie McLean, Three Sisters Consultancy

Monday, 20 July 2020, 3pm-4.30pm (FREE)
Supporting children/teens with ASN to manage health anxieties. Delivered by Corrie McLean, Three Sisters Consultancy

Thursday, 23 July 2020, 10.30-12pm (FREE)
Understanding children`s rights and additional support requirements
Delivered by My Rights, My Say

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 10.30am-12pm (FREE)
Creating positive home routines for children/teens with ASN
Delivered by Corrie McLean, Three Sisters Consultancy

Friday, 31 July 2020, 3pm-4.30pm (FREE)
Supporting children/teens with ASN with their transition back to schooling
Delivered by Corrie McLean, Three Sisters Consultancy

You can find details of all of the upcoming webinars by clicking on the link

Can’t Talk Write: helping young people to express how they feel

Can’t Talk Write: helping young people to express how they feel
This toolkit is evidence based and promotes writing as a means of supporting young
people to improve their mental wellbeing. It helps them feel calmer and supports them to articulate their thoughts and feelings.
There are two toolkits: one for young people aged 11-18 years old and one for adults working with young people. Each toolkit includes printable activities and ideas to get young people writing. Writing is a great way to express thoughts and feelings. Getting things down on paper can really help to make sense of problems, too. me-dium=referral&utm_campaign=&utm_content=cant-talk-write-royal-mail

Teen Journaling

Ideas on journals for teens
Teen journaling is a tool for helping teens understand themselves better. It can help adolescents gain a more positive perspective on their lives by developing an awareness of events, memories and feelings and learn coping skills that can be used throughout life. This website gives lots of tips on skills for keeping a journal and different ways to do it.

Let’s get cooking

This is an ideal time to get everyone cooking, gain life skills and find healthy cheap meals to enjoy making.
Jack Munroe – cooking on a bootstrap

Jamie Oliver – cheap and cheerful recipes

British Heart Foundation – online recipe finder

Play Scotland – free home play pack

Play Scotland have launched a new home play pack which has some great tips and ideas for families to fit play in their day.

In the pack you will find
 What happens when children are playing and why is it important
 Great ideas for playing in and around the home
 Loose parts play with free and low-cost resources
 Top tips and helpful websites.

Health and Wellbeing and Substance Use Support Information

Attached is a leaflet outlining the supports available for:

  • Alcohol and Drugs Services
  • Family Support
  • Recovery Communities
  • Stop Smoking Service
  • Injecting Equipment Provision
  • Blood-borne Virus Testing
  • Criminal and Community Justice
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Prison Family Support
  • FV Hospital Access
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Food Banks
  • Citizens Advice
  • Housing
  • DWP Benefits
  • Bereavement
  • Child Protection
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Rape Crisis
  • Survivor Support

FVADP Health Wellbeing-Substance Use Support Leaflet

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 18th – 24th May; the theme is Kindness. 


The Mental Health Foundation have chosen kindness as the theme for Mental Health Week – 280420-MHAW-Printable-Poster-Colour-A4 MHAW20-Supporter-Pack_Final 

“Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practice to be fully alive”


Research shows that kindness in an antidote to isolation and creates a sense of belonging. It helps reduce stress, bring fresh perspective and deepens friendships. Kindness can even improve feelings of confidence and optimism 


One act of kindness can lead to many more, during Mental Health Awareness Week they are asking that we do three things : 


1.Reflect on an act of kindness. Share stories and pictures (with permission)of kindness during the week using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek


2.Use the resources with your family, workplaces and community to join with thousands in practising acts of kindness to yourself and others during the week


3. Share your ideas on how you think we could build a kinder society that would support our mental health using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek


I’ve attached the supporters pack with further information and an example of the poster and social media downloadable resources available on the website


Please can you support the campaign and raise awareness within your networks and across the partnerships.


CLPL Opportunity for Teachers

Support your own mental health and wellbeing to better help others in these challenging times by learning how to put your own ‘oxygen mask’ on first.

This course is free to colleagues in the FV&WL RIC but does require a commitment to attend the full 12 hour online training programme which consists of 8 sessions in total, 2 sessions per week.  The series begins w/c 18th May with two options for attendance: Mondays & Wednesdays 2 – 3.30pm; or Tuesday & Thursdays, 2 – 3.30pm.​

The opportunity is open to all Early, Primary, Secondary and CLD staff and would be especially beneficial for school and establishment leaders.  In particular, promoted staff with a responsibility for PSE would also benefit from attending.  An open mind and willingness to embrace a fresh approach to thinking about wellbeing is welcomed.​

To apply details here:Resilience and Wellbeing Webinar Series for Educators – RIC pilot

ail or phone 07980 389 382​

For more details visit