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Compass Be offers help to parents on supporting their anxious children

Published on: December 8, 2022

Our staff at Compass Be staff are hosting a range of workshops in Barnsley to help improve parents’ knowledge about anxiety. The workshops are also aimed at showing them how to support a child or young person suffering with anxiety.

The workshops are taking place in both primary and secondary schools and are led by Family Practitioner Rachel Musgrave and supported by Assistant Education Mental Health Practitioner, Thompson Charuma.

Rachel said: “The workshops are very much part of embedding a ‘whole school approach’ as they give parents the tools to better help their children or young people. I think the workshops highlight how extensive Compass Be is and how we can provide our service to a diverse range of people.

And she continued: “A lot of these parents don’t know what support is available to them and I am always happy when they leave with more knowledge and support.”

The first workshop took place on the 19th of November. They will carry on into the new year.

Thompson said he is enjoying working with Rachel to run the workshops.

“You can see how much of an impact we have on people. A lot of these parents feel heard once they attend the workshop.”

Louise Doughty, Team Leader at Compass Be, said: “This is a great way to emphasise consistency and reliability, with Compass Be showing up in schools across the region. As well as providing really useful advice and insight to parents, it is creating awareness of who we are, what support our service offers and also positively highlights the expertise of our team, building trust across the community”

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