Olton Primary School

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Anxiety Workshop for Parents of Year 1 and Year 2


We held an anxiety workshop on Thursday 20th January 2022, in conjunction with the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team from the Specialist Inclusion Support Service, for parents who may be concerned that their child is experiencing anxiety.


Just like adults, children and young people can feel worried and anxious and this may be even more so following the Covid-19 pandemic. Anxiety in children can be triggered by a range of things but if your child is experiencing anxiety, there are things you can do to help which will be explored at the workshop.


Feedback from the Anxiety Workshop

At the workshop, we looked at what anxiety is and how it may present and impact in terms of physical symptoms and psychological effects. We also looked at feelings, emotions and behaviours around anxiety and at ways we could support children in how to manage them. It was really lovely to welcome parents into school and we had very positive feedback.


All aspects of the workshop were informative and helpful.”

“It has helped me to understand anxiety and ways to help deal with it.”

“Thank you so much for allowing us to attend a workshop – it has been really helpful. I feel that the school has been fantastic at supporting my daughter.”

“I have found it extremely useful. Thank you!”

“Learning strategies to help my child understand their emotions and to help them regulate better.”

“It’s good knowing you are not on your own and learning some new techniques.”


We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who attended the workshop and for making it successful. We look forward to providing other opportunities in the future for other workshops.