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This term the AMBIT team have worked hard supporting young people and their families deal with a wide range of individual issues this has helped them to cope better with family life. We continue to build positive trusting relationships with families and are asked directly by families for further support and guidance showing that the work is needed and effective.

Parent Training Courses

Due to the success of the parents ADHD course ran by Blossom Tree, the parents requested more training and have since completed the “Handling Anger in the Family 4-week Course” as well as a short course on ‘Drugs Awareness’ with Whaeed Wilayat a substance use practitioner from Associated Wellbeing Team. Both these courses proved to be very successful and feedback from parents was excellent. Look out for future parent’s courses running after the summer holidays from September.

Parent Coffee Mornings

The Coffee Cake & Conversation, Tuesday morning Parents group has been meeting each week to chat and support each other and new members with the trials and tribulations of bringing up children with additional needs as well as the usual issues faced by families. This group has done a short course on setting up their own constituted group thanks to Blossom Tree and now have a named committee with a Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The name of this new group as chosen by the parents will be ‘Mothers Natter’. The group aim to grow and build on their initial success by fundraising applying for external funding and organising events and training for The Rose Parents especially considering this Septembers new parents of the new year 7’s. The Mothers Natter group enjoyed a break from the daily grind and let their hair down during a trip to Oswaldtwistle Mills for coffee, cake and laughter.