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Mental Health Awareness Week & Lots More...

Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness Week this week, the theme this year is loneliness.

We know as parent carers that life can get lonely at times, please know that we are here for you. If you need someone to talk too, please reach out to us.

You can email us for support via: support@podstelford.org

Kooth - Loneliness Support Brochure for Children & Young People

Kooth have put together a Kooth Loneliness Support Brochure for Children & Young People this Mental Health Awareness Week. 

To view the brochure, please click here: Kooth Loneliness Support Brochure for Children & Young People

Telford Mind - Wednesday's Wellbeing Walk

Shared from Telford Mind...

"Spring has finally sprung! The sun is shining, so why not join us on a midweek nature walk? Take advantage of what’s on our doorstep.

Feel the benefits of the great outdoors to improve our health and emotional wellbeing. Come and explore our beautiful surroundings with Telford Mind's Green Social Prescriber. Walks start outside Court Street Medical Practice at 10am every Wednesday starting on 4th May."

PODS Blists Hill Family Group

Thursday 26th May 2022 from 10am at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford, TF7 5UD

Come and join us  at PODS Family Group in Blists Hill Victorian Town for a chat, relax and meet with friendly faces. Ask us for some advice or just enjoy a walk around the village. Please note a facemask is required in some parts of the village. Tickets are available at a subsidised cost of £2.50 per person. PODS will provide 1 tea/coffee/soft drink to each person booked, however you will have to purchase your own other refreshments if required.

Places are limited and booking is essential, open to all PODS members living in Telford and Wrekin. Please note that the tickets are non-refundable. Children, of any age, are welcome however if they are under 2 years old, no ticket is required. We will be meeting at the entrance at 10am, please let us know if you will be late or can no longer make it so as the group can enter on time. 

To book your place, please click on the following link: PODS Blists Hill Family Group

PODS Forum Family Group at The Pavilion

Tuesday 17th May 2022 from 10am-12pm at The Pavilion, Telford, TF3 2DN

Join us at our friendly Family group, a chance to catch up on updates, discuss services and access non-judgemental peer support with fellow parent carers.

Any family members welcome to join us and we'll supply the refreshments and treats too (donations welcome).

To book your place, please click here: PODS Forum Family Group at The Pavilion

Funky Friday Dance Class with Dancerella - Grease & 90s

Friday 20th May 2022 from 7.45pm-8.45pm at The Wakes, Theatre Square, Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6EP

The class will be packed with loads of fun to get you moving and laughing together. You can expect to enter a calm, colourfully lit environment with the best tunes from Grease and the 90's. The dances will be easy to follow and all about having a good time!

Cost is £4 per dance class participant, payable on the door.

Parents and carers are welcome to join in at a cost of £4 per person OR sit and watch the class OR chill in the adjacent cafe area (Sorry the cafe is not open).

Please just book tickets for the number of people wanting to join in the class. No tickets needed for non-dancer, spectators or parents/carers sitting in the cafe area.

To book your place, please click here: Funky Friday Dance Class with Dancerella - Grease & 90s

Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 

Shared from Council for Disabled Children...

"Disabled Children: a legal handbook is an accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England. There are twelve chapters within the handbook on topics including: education; health; children’s services; transition into adulthood; housing; carers and welfare benefits.

The legal handbook explains what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they should do. The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through providing a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements

The handbook is essential for families of disabled children, their advocates, professionals and practitioners in voluntary, independent or statutory services as well as lawyers, social & health care professionals, students and academics."

We've got this new version in PODS office if anyone wants to have a look, you can also view it here: Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 

Telford Crisis Support

You don’t need to struggle alone, if you need help, please reach out for support, Telford Crisis Support are there to help you get through your crisis.


Can we please ask all our membership to complete our annual survey. By way of thanking you we will enter your name into a prize draw to win a shopping voucher of your choice.

Our previous surveys have been used to share feedback, to change services and set up new service offers. There's always more work to do and you can help us to 'Make A Difference". Thank you as always. 

Please use this link to share or scan this QR code to go straight in: PODS ANNUAL SURVEY

Action for Happiness Calendar - Meaningful May 2022


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