Find out more about what on...courses, support groups, activities, trips and much more. 

Support Groups:

 

Our ADHD Support Groups provide a great opportunity to meet other parents to chat with and for children to make new friends.

 

We have nine support groups each month. There are two support groups for parents in Leicester (daytime and evening) and daytime parent support groups in Coalville, Hinckley, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Wigston and Melton Mowbray. Plus an adult support group in Leicester. Details of all these groups are below. Please note that these groups are term time only, but we do have other activities during the school breaks. If you're on our mailing list, you'll get a monthly reminder about all the groups. 

Join us and other parents for the chance to ‘Chill and Chat'. We provide refreshments at all our groups (tea, coffee and biscuits) and pre-school children are welcome at the daytime groups.

 

Our Support Group timetable:

 

Family Activities & Trips

During half term breaks, we have family activities which can include Family Fun Days at our centre, with lots of exciting activities to take part in - or trips to a variety of venues. All families are welcome and you will receive an invite via email.       

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All the dates and relevant information are also included within the monthly newsletter.

 

If you don’t already receive the newsletter, you can register here - just  provide your contact details on the form and 'Newsletter' in the comments box, and we will do the rest!

Family Fun days: 

We hold family fun days at our centre, where we host a wide range of activities including arts and crafts which we theme around the time of year, artistic workshops including dancing and bongo drumming and games and sports in our big sports hall.

We invite all of the families on our mailing list and places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

£2 for members, £5 for non-members

 

Christmas Party: 

Every year we hold a Christmas Party at St Gabriel's House, with music, games, competitions, a raffle and of course a visit and the all important present from Santa himself! Details of this years event will be provided within our newsletter. 

 

All families on our mailing list will receive an invite.

 

Activities for Children & Young People 

During July and August we provide a summer programme of activities.

Past activities have included kayaking, canoeing, high ropes, zip wire, abseiling, raft building and the climbing wall.

 

For many children, it's the first time they've been able to take part in activities like these - and it's fantastic to see their enthusiasm and support for one another!

We invite all children and young people on our mailing list to take part (although they must be at least 8 years of age). We aim for most (depending on demand!) to take part in at least two of their favourite activities.

  

Other Summer Activities: In addition to our outdoor pursuits activities, we also have a programme of activities at St Gabriel's Community Centre. Activities include things like: arts and crafts, dance workshops, sports, team games, the adventure playground (weather permitting) games (table football, air hockey, pool, Wii) and lots more.

Children will need to be at least 8 years of age to participate.

 

Again, if you are on our mailing list, you'll be sent details of these and all our activities.

If you'd like to be included on our mailing list, so that you'll receive monthly updates about all we do, please get in touch. 

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Courses For Parents & Carers

 

We offer a number of valuable and insightful courses designed for parents and carers.

 

123 Magic: 

Specifically created for families with children aged 2 to 12 by Thomas W. Phelan PhD. 

Our 1-2-3 Magic courses have been developed especially for children and young people with challenging  behaviour. We all know that for our children, you need a different kind of approach to managing behaviour, so this is a great opportunity to learn some different techniques, where you’ll be guided through step by step, with support from one another and a member of our team.  

 

1-2-3 Magic is not easy but it is simple and practical. We will guide you through to ensure that you are able to put in to practice the easy to follow steps for disciplining your children without arguing, shouting or getting upset. 

 

These are all daytime courses, usually over two sessions. They usually run from  9.30am to 2.30pm.

To find out more about these courses or to book a place, please call us on 0116 261 0711.

 

All About ADHD Awareness Session:

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain some knowledge, answers and strategies in a few hours of learning and meet other people who understand the challenges you face.

                

What you will learn on the course:

·  The sorts of things those with ADHD are likely to struggle with and why,

·   How the ADHD brain works,

·   Executive functions,

·   Diagnosis and medication.  

 

 To find out more about these courses or to book a place, please call us on 0116 261 0711.

 

Step Up: 

This course bridges the gap between '1-2-3 Magic' and 'Parenting challenging Teens'.

 

You must have completed the 1-2-3 Magic course to be able to do the Step Up course. 

 

To find out more about these courses or to book a place, please call us on 0116 261 0711.

 

Parenting Challenging Teens:

This course is geared towards families with young people aged 13 plus. Again, you'll be guided through step by step with support from our team and one another. Each course usually takes place over four daytime sessions (9.30am to 2.30pm on the first week and 10.00am to midday on subsequent weeks), with one additional session for the young people themselves (which will be during a half term break)

 

To find out more about the course, please call us on 0116 261 0711.

ADULT GET A GRIP- How to take control of your life:

NEW: Do you have some of those frustrating ADHD traits that hold you back, make it difficult to run your home, manage your kids, hold down a job or manage your money?

 

Do you have problems with relationships? Would you like help with planning organisation and time management? 

If your 19-90 this is the course for you.

To find out more about the course, please call us on 0116 261 0711.

 

Courses For Professionals:

Would you like to know more about ADHD and how to manage children/families with the condition?

We provide multi-agency training for professionals from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.

 

The day provides an introductory ADHD awareness training session, followed by training/workshops around behaviour management and supporting families in the home and at school.

 

The day will include:

  • An introduction to ADHD all about the condition, how it’s diagnosed and the impact it has on children and families.

  • Strategies to use at school, in the community and in the home.

  • An introduction to 1-2-3 Magic and Parenting Challenging Teens programmes.

For more information please please call us on 0116 261 0711