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Parent Carer Forum



(formerly NPH) Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum invites you to our conference "Speak Up and Speak Out -  Top tips on feeling confident at meetings and working with professionals"

Friday 7th July 9:30am-2pm  Salvation Army Church Centre, Mead Way, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3GA  

We would like to invite you to our annual conference. This year's guest speaker is Katie Clarke.  Katie is a mother of 6 children, one who is a disabled young person. Over the last 16 years Katie has worked with various organisations to support families with disabled children as a speaker and providing training events. She is passionate about disability rights and dreams for a better future for all our children. Lunch and refreshments provided Goodie Bags Information stalls ‘Question Time’ panel in the afternoon.  Places are limited so booking is necessary by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The conference is open to all interested parents or carers of children with additional needs so please feel free to invite your friends.  Closing date for bookings 23rd June Georgina (Chair of Notts PCF)

PLEASE NOTE: Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum cannot recommend services to anyone. This bulletin is intended to signpost you to information that you might find useful.


The Mindful Revision Club

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Students are invited to attend revision classes after school in the library every Thursday until 4.30pm in the run up to their exams.  These sessions will focus on:

  • Organisation - Making a revision timetable and orgainsing their time.
  • Exam techniques - Look at and build a bank of different revisison strategies they can use and start to make their own resources.
  • Subject specialists - Some teachers will be there to support with specific revisison.
  • Mindfulness techniques - Developing ways to relieve stress and anxiety.

Tea and of course biscuits will be available!


Mental Health & Well-being with Jeremy Thomas

On Wednesday 22nd March Year 11 and Sixth Form students had a talk on mental health and well-being from Jeremy Thomas.

'Jeremy reaches out to students in schools in an attempt to normalise the subject of mental illness and take the Hammer Horror out of old perceptions. The talks are based around Jeremy’s own experience of dealing with depression, addiction, manic depression and offer a series of practical and useful honest tips on how to stay mentally healthy and get the best out of life. He also demonstrates why prevention is far better than cure and that humour can be the best way of talking about such a serious subject. It makes the whole subject of good mental health interesting and something to be embraced.

The aim is for the students to learn something that might be useful for themselves now or later in their lives or simply helpful for understanding a family member or close friend encountering mental health problems. To leave students with a lasting impression that mental health is as important as physical health and to dispel any sense of shame or embarrassment that they or others might have on the subject.’

The students enjoyed the talk and feedback was very positive highlighting that they felt they were able to support family and friends with mental health problems and also look at ways in which they can look after their own mental health and relieve stress.

Miss Weston

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New Counselling App

‘For me’ is a new app providing counselling to young people through their smartphone. It was invented by and for teenagers, and allows users to interact with all Childline’s online services. It can be downloaded from the iTunes store.

Please click here for more information.

Conference For Parents & Carers of Children with Additional Needs

There is a free conference for parents and carers of children and young people up to the age of 19 with additional needs on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at 9am – 3pm Bestwood Lodge Hotel.

Please click here for more information.