Support Group for Parents of Adolescents with Learning Disabilities

by swisscottage / September 18th, 2015 / in Archive 2015/16, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What is the aim of the group?

To explore adolescence with parents of disabled children. A short, informal presentation on one aspect of adolescence will be given each session – followed by a group discussion. It will be an informal, open group and parents are welcome to bring friends who also have adolescents with disabilities.

Where will the group take place?

It will take place once a month at Swiss Cottage School, 80 Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, NW8 6HX. Your child does not have to attend Swiss Cottage School – parents of children from any school are welcome.

Who will be running the group?

Susan Cottam, Clinical Psychologist, MOSAIC: 020 3317 2261

Adele O’Hanlon, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, MOSAIC: 020 3317 2272


  1. Adolescence: what to expect – Tuesday 6 October 2015 from 9.30am to 10.45am
  • When does adolescence start and end?
  • Girls and boys
  • Behaviour and behaviour management


  1. Friendships – Tuesday 3 November 2015 from 9.30am to 10.45am
  • Difficulties with friendships
  • Establishing a friendship group
  • Ways of relating


  1. Sexuality – Tuesday 15 December 2015 from 9.30am to 10.45am
  • Relationships
  • Masturbation
  • Talking to adolescents


  1. Identity and role models – Tuesday 12 January 2016  from 9.30am to 10.45am
  • How identities are formed
  • Disability and identity
  • Value of role models


  1. Coping as a parent of an adolescent – Tuesday 9 February 2016  from 9.30am to 10.45am
  • Looking after yourself
  • Mindfulness as an approach to stress management


  1. Activities and groups – Tuesday 8 March 2016  from 9.30am to 10.45am
  • What’s in Camden?
  • Sharing experiences of activities and groups



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