Supporting a teenager with anxiety and building resilience

The Family Learning team are running a series of free online workshops to support parents/carers whose teens may be struggling with anxiety, self-esteem and with showing resilience. 

The sessions are for small groups of parents/carers who would like to support a teenager who is troubled by anxious thoughts and behaviours, and to develop strategies to build resilience.

Supporting a teenager with anxiety (2 x 75 minute sessions):

  • Recognize the signs of anxiety and anxious behaviours
  • Find the language to discuss worries with teens
  • Get practical tips to support a teen through anxious thinking. The sessions encourage parents to reflect on their responses to their child’s anxiety to help the family make progress.

 Date of workshops:

Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 May 10-11.15am

Mondays 21 and 28 June 1-2.15pm   

 Building a teenager’s resilience (3 x 1 hour sessions):

  • Parents can learn ways to help teens to make sense of their feelings, not be overwhelmed by them and to self-regulate.
  • Encourages parents to reflect on their expectations of their child.
  • Shows parents how to build a positive mind-set in a teenager so they’re not afraid of failing.   

Date of workshops:

Tuesdays 18, 25 and Thursday 27 May 2-3pm

Wednesdays 23, 30 June and 7 July    10-11am

Parents and carers can book by email: FamilyLearning@brighton-hove.gov.uk, or  by visiting Family learning online classroom (brighton-hove.gov.uk)