Parents of children with autism
The Hope course for parents of children with autism
The HOPE parent caregivers course is an interactive, face-to-face, self-management support course, which runs for 6 weeks for groups of between 8 and 12 participants. The HOPE course provides the people you support with the knowledge, skills and confidence to cope with many of the challenges, frustrations, fears and sense of isolation that caring for a child with autism can bring. The course deals with:
Goal setting and action planning
Looking for solutions to problems
Stress management (e.g. mindfulness and relaxation)
Identifying your strengths
Becoming more positive, grateful and appreciating life more
Healthy lifestyles (e.g. eating more healthily and physical activity)
Prioritising the important things in life
How does HOPE help?
After attending the HOPE course parents feel:
More positive mental wellbeing
More feelings of gratitude
More hopeful about the future
When parents attend this programme, they take a more active role in managing their health which can result in fewer consultations with healthcare professionals and more efficient and effective use of healthcare resources.
What do parents say about the HOPE course?
This HOPE course is run by Carers Trust Heart of England and is currently only available in Coventry & Warwickshire. Contact Carers Trust Heart of England contact for further details about joining the course.
Get in touch with us if you would like to know more about commissioning or licensing the Hope Programme, whether group based or online. If you don’t see the course you want to commission here, get in touch and we will design a course for you.