NAAAS Virtual sessions

25th April 2022 Helen
How To Be Your Best Self from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • What is the best version of you.
  • The barriers we face when becoming our best self.
  • How do we become our best self?
  • The benefits of being true to yourself.

The different versions of our best self.

Facilitator:  Helen McGahan, Health and wellbeing specialist for Usel. Helen facilitates workshops and 1-2-1 sessions for the clients on the Stride project in Usel. She specialises in health and wellbeing, and she provides employer training on Disability & Autism awareness.

30th May 2022 Helen
Self Acceptance & Self Love from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • What is self acceptance?
  • Why is self acceptance important?
  • Barriers to self-love
  • How to love & accept yourself

Facilitator: Helen McGahan, Health and wellbeing specialist for Usel. Helen facilitates workshops and 1-2-1 sessions for the clients on the Stride project in Usel. She specialises  in health and wellbeing, and she provides employer training on Disability & Autism awareness.

27th June 2022
Motivation from 1.30pm

Helen

This session will cover:

  • What is motivation?
  • How to stay motivated.
  • Why is motivation so important?
  • What are the 5 different motivation types?

Facilitator: Helen McGahan, Health and wellbeing specialist for Usel. Helen facilitates workshops and 1-2-1 sessions for the clients on the Stride project in Usel. She specialises in health and wellbeing, and she provides employer training on Disability & Autism awareness.

Zoom: https://bit.ly/3MPEMRp

Meeting ID: 890 8072 3265
Passcode: 594611

25th July 2022
A Good Night’s Sleep from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • Common causes of sleep difficulties.
  • How much sleep do we actually need?

Practical ways that may help overcome sleep difficulties.

Facilitators:

Gwen Blackwell – Gwen is a social worker within the NHSCT based in the Recovery college. She plans and facilitates a range of educational courses based on mental health and general well-being topics. Gwen also shares her own lived experience throughout sessions, offering helpful hints and tips that she uses to support her wellness. Gwen is also involved with student social work programmes within the NHSCT.

Paul McCarroll – Paul is a peer trainer within the Recovery College.  This means Paul uses his own lived experience of mental health to contribute to the planning and facilitating of all the college educational sessions.  Paul shares his own recovery story throughout college sessions, instilling hope and helpful tips in relation to practical things that support his well-being.

Zoom: https://bit.ly/3oq9HKe

Meeting ID: 811 0006 4615
Passcode: 946158

 

 

22nd August 2022
Transition into Further and Higher Education from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • Role of Student Services and Education Support.
  • Student Finance and DSA.
  • Support with transition into College and University .
  • Support throughout the year and reasonable adjustments.
  • What you can expect from the move into early adulthood.
  • Outline what rights autistic young people have to support and advice from the health, education and career services to plan this transition.

Advice on how autistic young people and parents can make informed choices.

Facilitators:

Lisa Burns- NRC Student Finance Coordinator
Emma Porritt- NRC Education Support Coordinator
Stephen McCartney- NRC Head of Student Services
Sarah Harte – AccessAbility Adviser Ulster University Jordanstown/Belfast
Sharon McDaid – Education and Transitions Advice Coordinator  for National Autistic Society (Northern Ireland)

Pictured left to right

Zoom: https://bit.ly/3Gmxtg9

Meeting ID: 885 7364 3050
Passcode: 475677

26th September 2022
Living with Anxiety from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • What is anxiety?
  • What causes anxiety?
  • What anxiety feels like.
  • Tips for managing anxiety.

Facilitator: Helen McGahan, Health and wellbeing specialist for Usel. Helen facilitates workshops and 1-2-1 sessions for the clients on the Stride project in Usel. She specialises in health and wellbeing, and she provides employer training on Disability & Autism awareness.

Zoom: bit.ly/38KSXbJ

Meeting ID: 841 1091 3593
Passcode: 480076

31st October 2022
Chair Based Exercise from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • Light exercise movements to get the muscles and bones working, and gently raising the heart rate.
  • Participants can work at a pace that suits them.
  • The session is inclusive and can be tailored to suit all needs.

Facilitator: Niall Irwin – Get Out Get Active Coordinator (Mid and East Antrim). Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.

Zoom: https://bit.ly/3GrAewS

Meeting ID: 879 4664 3664
Passcode: 681225

28th November 2022
All Out Discussion Workshop from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • What does LGBTQI+ mean?
  • Discuss questions
  • How to be more LGBTQI+ inclusive

Facilitator: Jo McParland – Education and Training Manager for Cara Friend. Deliver training to those who would like to know more about the LGBTQI+ community.

Zoom: https://bit.ly/3grnOKV

Meeting ID: 868 1097 6745
Passcode: 473167

19th December 2022
Family Support for Autistic Parents from 1.30pm

We support families where a parent has a learning difficulty or is autistic.  We work with expectant and new parents with children under five to support them by building confidence, develop skills and make them more connected to their communities.

  • This session will give an overview of what NOW Group Family Support can do as well as answer any questions or queries.

Facilitator: Claire Hanna – Family Service Project Officer North East Area Now Group.

Zoom: https://bit.ly/3OQZnX7

Meeting ID: 898 7686 6414
Passcode: 107300

30th January 2023
Dietary Needs from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • Why a balanced diet is important?
  • What is a balanced diet and how to achieve it?
  • Recipe and meal/snack ideas .
  •  Food aversion.

Facilitators: The Health Improvement Dietetic Team within the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Zoom: https://bit.ly/34yR2om

Meeting ID: 851 5105 9861
Passcode:  782181

27th February 2023
Coffee and Catch -Up from 1.30pm

This session will cover:

  • Introduction round.
  • Sharing of interests.
  • Advice, if appropriate.
  • Check in about future sessions.

Facilitator: Nicola Elder – Adult ASD Practitioner within the Adult ASD Service, NHSCT.

Zoom details: https://bit.ly/3rny6Sy

Meeting ID: 873 1327 7226
Passcode: 518946

27th March 2023
Specialisterne NI; WHO,WHY, WHERE AND HOW from 1.30pm

Specialisterne NI is a community interest company which supports autistic and neurodivergent people to get ready for, secure, and progress in rewarding careers.

This session will cover:

  • Changing the dialogue around being autistic.
  • Connecting with each other over shared interests, experiences and encouraging each other.
  • Aiming towards building a sense of confidence, identity and a feeling of resilience.

Facilitators: Sharon is Founder and Managing Director of Specialisterne NI.

Zoom details: bit.ly/3Js4XM9

Meeting ID: 883 6041 8534
Passcode: 768940

Feedback

Feedback link: https://consultations2.nidirect.gov.uk/hsc/468419ea/

13th June 2022

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