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Tai Chi for Mental Wellbeing

New Tai Chi Session starting next Friday (9th November) in Crowthorne


Sport in Mind is trialling a new Tai Chi session – Friday -1.00pm - 2.00pm at Morgan Centre, Wellington Road, Crowthorne RG45 7LD for anyone over 18 experiencing mental health problems and carers. See poster.

Sport in Mind delivers free sport and physical activity sessions to help people experiencing mental health issues (18+). All session are delivered by qualified coaches and are drop-in sessions, so no need to book in advance. They are open to all abilities, with the aim of having fun in a safe and supported environment. We provide all the equipment so participants will just need to wear comfy clothes and bring a bottle of water!

70's Social Event

Carers are invited to an evening of live music, disco and a 70’s inspired buffet – feel free to dress up! 

The event is being held on Friday 30th November 2018, 7.30pm to 11.00pm at Windsor Racecourse.

Please RSVP by 7th November 2018.

For more information please click here.

Important flu message for parents of young children and adults with learning disabilities

Parents of young children and adults under the age of 65 with learning disabilities, are being urged to ensure that their details are on their GP’s learning disabilities register, as not only will they receive free annual health checks but also a free flu vaccination each year.

This important message comes as part of NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG’s) on-going flu awareness campaign which started last month and will run up until March 2019. The aim is to highlight the importance of why people should be vaccinated; especially those deemed more ‘at risk’*.

People who have a learning disability can be more susceptible to the effects of flu and are therefore at increased risk of developing complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia.

Carers of anyone with a learning disability are also entitled to the free vaccination and are encouraged to be registered with their local GP practice as a carer.

To receive your free flu vaccination, simply make an appointment to see your GP or community pharmacist.

The vaccine offers the best level of protection from the flu virus, and it is important to have the vaccine annually, especially as the flu virus strain changes every year.

Having the vaccine sooner provides you with protection over a longer period of time; it also helps reduce the chances of spreading the virus to family and friends.

Associate Director for Quality and Nursing, Jo Greengrass, said: “Flu is a very unpleasant illness. The symptoms can be miserable for many of us, but it can lead to more serious complications for those who fall within certain clinical ‘at risk’ groups.

“Some people with a learning disability can be more susceptible to flu and can go on to develop more serious complications. I am therefore urging people to sign up to their GPs disabilities register if they haven’t already done so to ensure that they receive their free flu vaccination.

She added: “Carers of anyone with a learning disability should also get the free vaccine from their GP surgery or community pharmacy.”

The Autism Group - New Free Parent Toolkit Dates and TAG at Home Visit Service

The Autism Group - Free parent training toolkits

These are open to parents whose son or daughter either has a diagnosis, or is awaiting an autism assessment and live in East Berkshire.

To book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Places are offered on a first come basis. Booking is essential!

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Mon 15th October 2018 - Young Children and Autism. Practical tips and ideas. Suitable for parents and carers of children up to the age of around 7.

Time: 10am to 12 noon, At: Burnham Park Hall Windsor Lane Burnham SL1 7HR

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Wed 31st October 2018 - Understanding Behaviour - Making Sense of Sensory Differences. Suitable for parents and carers of children of primary or secondary school age.

Time: 10am to 12 noon, at: Braywick Heath Nurseries 41 Braywick Road Maidenhead SL6 1DX (Next to Toby Carvery)

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Tues 6th November 2018 - Managing Emotions. Suitable for parents and carers of children of primary or secondary school age.

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm, at: Bracknell Open Learning Centre Rectory Lane Bracknell RG12 7GR

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Wed 14th November 2018 - Girls on the spectrum – missed and misunderstood. Suitable for parents and carers of girls of primary or secondary school age.

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm, at: Burnham Park Hall Windsor Lane Burnham SL1 7HR

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Wed 5th December 2018 Adolescence. Suitable for parents and carers of young people aged ten upwards.

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm, at: Braywick Heath Nurseries 41 Braywick Road Maidenhead SL6 1DX (Next to Toby Carvery)

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Further sessions will be available after the Christmas break and these will be advertised soon on our website https://www.theautismgroup.org.uk/ and social media https://www.facebook.com/theautismgroup/ .

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The Autism Group @ Home Service

This free service offers 1:1 support to parents and carers of individuals up to the age of 25 who are either on the ASD diagnostic pathway awaiting assessment or who already have a diagnosis (new or a while ago). It aims to buid parental knowledge, skills and confidence to support a family member. See flyer for more information.

Young Carers Video

Family Action who support Young Carers in The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (and others areas) have been involved in making a film with Young Carers.

"Young carers are some of the most vulnerable groups of people in society. Not only having to deal with caring for their parents and family members, but also managing their own complex emotional and practical needs, often with little support.

"This succinct professional 20 minute video contains interviews with young carers who have had experience of caring for someone, and experts who have in-depth knowledge of young carers’ needs.

"Video can be used as peer support for young carers and as a resource to train staff from schools, social services and health professionals about support needs of young carers."

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