Northampton Parent Workshop September 2022
Our Northampton parents workshop will take place at the Park Inn which is where we hosted our annual conference in November 2019.
We are inviting parents to attend a FREE full day workshop in Northampton to help them better understand Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The educational workshop will include the following:
- What is OCD
- How OCD is treated
- Pathways to access treatment
- What parents can do to help
The delivering of this workshop will send parents away better educated, informed and empowered to understand their child’s OCD. The project is funded for parents with children aged 5-18 (CAMHS age) suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Please note that the project hosts are not medical professionals and will not be offering therapeutic advice. The project is hosted by service users who have an in depth understanding of OCD, and the aim of this workshop is to offer relevant and helpful information to restore hope for a recovery focused future.
Who is this workshop for?
The workshops are specifically for parents of children and young people between the ages of 5-18 (Child & Adolescent mental health service ages), who are suffering because of OCD. The workshop is supportive to parents on a waiting list for CAMHS services, this means some children may not have had a formal diagnosis of OCD yet. The workshops are not suitable for children or young people to attend.
Our workshops are designed to offer education and hope in a supportive and non judgemental environment. We as service users are aware of the difficulties families experience when a loved one is suffering because of OCD, and we hope by the end of the workshop that parents feel heard, understood and better equipped for the road to recovery. The workshops are small groups of 8-12 people, to allow the sessions to be interactive with time for questions.
Due to limited place availability and funding purposes, the workshops are only for parents or the primary caregiver of children and young people with OCD. Therefore, we are sadly unable to offer places at this time to the following:
- Grandparents (unless primary caregiver)
- Support Workers
- CAMHS workers or health professionals
- Children / siblings
We are thrilled to be able to go ahead and host our workshops after a long anticipated wait throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We want those who may be vulnerable to COVID-19, or anxious in general, to feel comfortable throughout the day. There will be complimentary hand sanitiser and face masks should anyone wish to use them. The project host and co-host will take a COVID-19 lateral flow test a couple of days prior to the event. If you have any concerns or worries that you would like to talk through regarding COVID-19 and our parents’ workshops, please email email@example.com
How to Book:
Please click on the orange register button to book.
Although tickets to this event are free to book, they aren’t free to the charity. we would appreciate notice in advance if you have booked a space but are no longer able to attend. Informing us will also allow us to open up your booking to other parents who wish to attend.
How to get there:
The address for the Park Inn is: Silver Street, Northampton NN1 2TA, United Kingdom. If you are travelling by train, it is either a 13 minute walk to the venue or alternatively there are buses 5,8,9,15 which will drop you off as St Peters Walk.
If you are travelling via bus: The hotel is a 1-minute walk away from the main bus station. If arriving in the city by car, the hotel has 180 parking spaces available on site.
Due to so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 we strongly advise if you are booking hotel rooms or train tickets, to select refundable options. We just don’t know in this current climate what tomorrow holds and we will be unable to cover costs of any accommodation or travel cancellations.
We have the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the educational workshop on our parents project home page here.