The theme of the day was “Inclusion Matters: Resilience”. Parent Champion Geraldine Hills attended two workshops. For further details open her document Feedback from the Resilience Conference.
Workshop 1 was presented by Professor Nicola Whitton: The Importance of Failure – playful learning for all ages.
Workshop 2: Building Resilience to Maintain Mental Well-Being: Adrieene Green
Stress is now the more common cause of long-term sick leave in the UK for the first time ever. Demanding workloads and lack of job security are key stress factors, but in a tough, highly competitive environment these stressors are no longer avoidable. This is also true for parent/carers of young people with disabilities in that their caring role can be very stressful. But you can learn how to cope with the stress effectively.