12:49 pm, Wednesday, 26th June 2024

Understanding Myself training

We would like to offer you and your setting/service an opportunity to come and learn about an intervention programme called Understanding Myself. The Understanding Myself programme has been developed by Daisy Chain as part of the Autism in Schools Project which aims to support schools to provide positive environments for children and young people (CYP) with neurodiverse needs, with or with a diagnosis and it could also be useful to support CYP with SEMH.

It has been piloted and adapted in co-production with neurodiverse (Autistic) young people and is underpinned by numerous psychological theories and practices.

The aims of the intervention is to increase self-awareness; help others understand the needs of the young people and their unique experiences of the world; improve self-esteem and raise confidence.

The programme was commissioned by the North East & Cumbria Accelerator Programme and has been developed specifically for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 who either have a neurodevelopmental diagnosis or are experiencing traits associated with a neurodevelopmental diagnosis. However, the programme is beneficial for younger children and young people, including primary aged children/young people. The sessions have been designed to help the young people who attend them to understand and be able to communicate their needs and are based around the following six topics:

Session 1: Getting to know me

Session 2: Sensory challenges

Session 3: Anger and anxiety

Session 4: The 5-point scale

Session 5: Self-esteem & positivity

Session 6: Communication passports

We are offering four dates that you can access the training session; we will walk you through the programme (you only need to attend one of these sessions) and we will provide you with a FREE copy of the programme and all its resources after completing the training session.

There are four sessions available:

Tuesday 8th October 1pm – 3.30pm

         At Grimsby Town Hall


Tuesday 8th October 4pm – 6.30pm

         At Grimsby Town Hall


Tuesday 28th January 1pm – 3.30pm

         At Grimsby Town Hall


Tuesday 28th January 4pm – 6.30pm

         At Grimsby Town Hall

If you would like to join us please let us know by emailing us at hnyicb-nel.fmhd@nhs.net and include:

  • Your name
  • Your role
  • The setting you work in
  • Which session you would like to attend

Please contact us on this email for any queries, or if you would like any further information.