Council and partners launch webinars to help support children’s wellbeing

Aberdeen City Council and partnership bodies are next week launching a series of free webinar sessions for parents and carers to support the health and wellbeing of their children, it was announced today (Friday 26 February).

The Stronger Families series of online sessions are being run by the Council’s Integrated Children and Family Services team along with NHS Grampian’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Police Scotland, Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service (Youth) and Crew.

The wide-ranging webinars are aimed parents and carers of young people in the P7- S3 school age range to help them support the health and wellbeing of their children. The first event is on 4 March at 7pm and discusses the theme of Teenage Brain Development.

Subsequent webinars will take place throughout March with additional focused events in April and May.

Councillor M.Tauqeer Malik, Aberdeen City Council’s Vice-Convener for Education Operational Development, said: ““The health and wellbeing of our children and young people are of paramount importance to us and we know that these can be difficult times for them.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on everyone’s lives and none more so than those of our young people. The uncertainty of the lockdown can bring about feelings of isolation and loneliness in young people and our series of webinars are designed to help parents and carers to develop means of further supporting their children through the pandemic and beyond.

“The sessions are free and cover a wide range of topics on mental health and wellbeing issues including stress, worry, loneliness and drug awareness issues. I would encourage parents and carers who are interested in taking part to register as soon as possible.”

To book a space in any of the webinar sessions, visit: https://glo.li/3kaKUXf 


Photograph shows the Stronger Familiies logo,