Free seven-week course for parents of anxious or worried children

Date published: 15 May 2022

Rochdale social enterprise Beyond Psychology is running a free seven-week course for parents who have anxious or worried children, or who are looking to build their child’s confidence and help their child to regulate their emotions and behaviours.

The ‘Timid to Tiger’ programme is an evidence-based course which is grounded in research and theory. The online Zoom course takes parents through a step-by-step approach to understanding and managing anxiety in young children.

The group is aimed at producing confident parents who know how to encourage confidence in their child, and what to do when their child is worried or afraid.

Dr. Louise Mansell and Dr. Kirsty Hughes, specialist Clinical Psychologists and Directors of Beyond Psychology, have adapted the ‘Timid To Tiger’ course to incorporate an understanding of a child’s brain so you can help them develop emotional resilience.

To benefit from the course, you must live in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale, and have a child who experiences mild to moderate anxiety. A number of strategies suggested are verbally based, so it is suggested that children will benefit more if they have some good verbal skills.

The course is not designed for children with complex experiences such as trauma, social communication difficulties or problems with attention and concentration.

The seven-week course will run from 10am to 12noon weekly on Tuesdays from 7 June to 19 July.

A review session will be arranged for September.

If you are interested in attending the Timid to Tiger course, then please email with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Your child’s age
  • Please answer the following question: Does your child have any complex needs or experiences, such as ASD, ADHD? Please note that this course is not designed for children with complex needs and experiences due to the strategies introduced during the course. A two-part workshop specifically designed to support parents with children with complex needs and experiences is offered; more information is available here.

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