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After a Diagnosis

Welcome to Helping Hands' After a Diagnosis training course which upon completion will empower parents and carers of children with special needs. This course focuses on an psychological understanding of the emotions and worries that a parent/carer may face soon after their child's diagnosis, as well as what to do moving forward. This course is designed to provide some support and helpful advice to parents and carers recently after a diagnosis.

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After a Diagnosis Training Course Overview

Unit I: Introduction

Unit II: How will this affect you?

Unit III: Imagined child v actual child

Unit IV: Relief or grief

Unit V: Myths about special needs

Unit VI: Changing expectations

Unit VII: Managing hopes and dreams

Unit VIII: Navigating daily life

Unit IX: Worries

Unit X: Next steps

Unit XI: Support Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need any prior training/qualifications to do this course?

No, participants do not need any prior training or qualifications to attend this course. Helping Hands’ training courses are designed to pass on skills and knowledge to complete novices as well as experienced professionals, all participants will benefit from this course regardless of experience or existing skills/knowledge.

Do you offer this course online?

Yes, a similar version of this course can be accessed via virtual workshop. Helping Hands trainers can deliver this training course over a video conferencing platform such as Zoom where they will share their screen, lead discussions with participants and deliver the learning outcomes over the internet. If you would like to access this course via virtual workshop please get in touch.

Do you need to be physically fit to do this course?

There are no physical aspects to the learning of this course. Therefore, this course is accessible to people of all levels of health and fitness, to be able to pass this course participants need to demonstrate an understanding of the course material and be willing to learn and engage with the course – there are no physical requirements to this.

Do you gain a qualification from this course?

This course is certified by Helping Hands and participants that pass this course can hold their course certificates as evidence of learning and an excellent level of knowledge, understanding and skills pertaining to this topic.




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10 Leeds Road
S9 3TY


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