May 15, 2018

Coming Up at Coppice Library and Wellbeing Centre




Helping Children Manage Parental Mental Health & Substance Misuse –

27th November 2018 – 10am – 4pm.

There is a misconception that not talking to children about parental or family mental health and substance misuse problems is protective for them. In fact, children report that the opposite is true. When we don’t talk to children, this can lead to increased worry and anxiety. Children often come to their own conclusions, and even feel guilt that somehow the circumstances are their fault.

This course will explore the importance of talking to children and allowing them space to voice their worries and ask questions. It will also look at ways to do this that are age appropriate, and will share the lived experience of two very brave mums who supported their own children through their own difficulties and recovery journeys.

As such, we hope it will be helpful to service users and families looking to start conversations with their children, but also professionals who may want to pass on advice to the individuals and families they work with.

By the end of this course, you will:

Understand the importance of giving children a voice

Discuss what can be frightening about this, but explore the potential consequences of not talking to children

Consider options for starting conversations with children from different age groups

Identify ways to keep the conversation going so that children feel better about the situation

Look at options, resources and services that can support us

Identify the positives for children when given the opportunity to talk about their worries and ask questions.

To find out more about it and to register as a student, click here to go to their website.


Build A Better You – 14th December 2018 – 10am – 1pm

It is well documented that people with mental health problems are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol, have poor diets and do less exercise.

Keeping fit and healthy can be a challenge if you are living with a long-term condition, but it will make a big difference to your wellbeing.

If you’ve been thinking about making changes to your lifestyle, such as eating and drinking healthily, there’s plenty of help and support available.

This course will increase your knowledge of the benefits of a healthy diet and show you how to make simple and easy healthy living improvements to your lifestyle.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the benefits of healthy eating and drinking
  • Learn about the different food groups
  • Learn how food and drink can affect your mood
  • Consider ways to stay motivated to eat and drink healthily
  • Set some realistic, personal goals to maintaining a healthy diet

To find out more about it and to register as a student, click here to go to their website.