Parents/Carer Training Courses

HEADS in partnership with Hadrian School are committed to supporting parents/carers not only from Hadrian School but from around the region.

HEADS are offering a portfolio of quality free training throughout the school year.

We appreciate that it can be difficult to attend training around childcare etc. all of our training courses run from 9.30am – 12.30pm to enable parents/carers to attend.

Please see a list of the current courses that parents/carers can access

If you would like any additional information or would like to book a place on the training please contact Hadrian School:

Tel: 0191 273 4440





Please see a list of our courses for 2024


Introduction to Epilepsy – 6th February 2024

This course will help delegates to understand more about people with Epilepsy, and understand what Epilepsy is. Some causes of Epilepsy. The effects on daily living of Epilepsy. Using a person centred approach to support individuals with Epilepsy. Learn how to deal with seizures. And understanding common treatments for Epilepsy.


Introduction to Sensory Loss – 12th March 2024

This course will help delegates to learn how our senses affect us on a daily basis. How it feels to have Sensory Loss. Finding out what can cause Sensory Loss. Ways to help and support people who have a Sensory Loss, alongside disabling conditions such as learning difficulties/physical disabilities. Knowing who the organisations are who provide support for individuals who have a Sensory Loss.


Mental Health Awareness – 18th April 2024

This course is aimed at any professionals, parents, carers and support workers working with people with mental health needs. The course will cover: Exploring the term Mental Health and Mental Illness, how they relate to individuals, and the concept of recovery. Understanding how stress affects Mental Health. Exploring how stigma affects Mental Health. Gaining a greater knowledge of the signs, symptoms, risk factors and recommended treatments for depression and anxiety disorders.

Identifying a positive coping strategy to support their own mental health.


Complimentary Therapies – 15th May 2024

Consider how complementary therapies can be used in person centred and holistic ways to help manage stress, pain and sleep problems. Introduce a number of complementary therapies which can be used by everyone. Discuss how to give a hand and foot massage. Learn a number of relaxation techniques. How these approaches have been used to help individuals with a range of problems.

An Introduction to ADHD – 24th June 2024

An introduction to what ADHD is and how people with ADHD may experience the world.

Some common issues people with ADHD may have and ideas on how to support them.

A celebration of neurodiversity and how being different can be positive for individuals and others.