Build Together

Build Together Families – Breckland

Join us for the Build Together Breckland Families Workshop – 2 workshops to bring families together and strengthen our communities.

Description: Are you a parent or guardian in Breckland looking to support your child’s mental health and well-being? The Build Together Breckland Families Workshop is a fantastic opportunity to come together with other families in the community and explore strategies to promote positive mental health.

These engaging workshops will cover a range of topics, including:

  1. Understanding Youth Mental Health: Gain insights into the challenges young people face in today’s world and learn how to recognise signs of mental health issues.
  2. Effective Communication: Explore effective communication techniques to foster open, honest conversations with your children about their emotional well-being.
  3. Self-Care and Coping Strategies: Discover practical self-care techniques for both parents and children to manage stress and anxiety.
  4. Community Support: Learn about local resources and organisations that can provide support for youth mental health in Breckland.
  5. Building Resilience: Develop strategies to help your child build resilience and cope with life’s challenges.
  6. Q&A and Networking: Connect with other parents and guardians, ask questions, and share experiences in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Our knowledgeable facilitators will lead interactive discussions, group activities, and provide valuable resources to empower you to support your child’s mental health journey. Together, we can build a stronger, healthier Breckland community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive impact on the mental well-being of the youth in Breckland. Register today and be a part of the Build Together Breckland Families Workshop. Together, we can build a brighter future for our children.

We’re not a fan of asking you to come along to just sit and listen! Our workshops offer hands-on practical activities, and focus on building skills together as a family to manage day-to-day. Our workshops are on a Saturday 10am-2pm and lunch is provided!

Who are the facilitators?

Meet our team who will be running the programme:

Amber Watson – Occupational Therapist

Catherine Gray – CEO and Lead Therapist at Cup-O-T.

Elizabeth Brais – Youth Worker

Lily Overy – Occupational Therapist

“We have used the lego communication game from the first session at home together. It showed that this is not the way of communicating that works for us as a family, but we’ve been trying to do it this way for years. The workshops showed us different ways to communicate with each other that fit us better”.

Family feedback.

Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services has been commissioned by Breckland Council and Breckland Youth Advisory Board to provide support for young people who are on mental health waiting lists, and their families.

In 2023 we will work with 100 families in Breckland

Workshop dates:

All Saturdays, all 10am – 2pm

Swaffham- 20th and 27th January 2024

Watton – 3rd and 10th February 2024 (TBC)

Dereham – 17th and 24th February 2024

Thetford – 2nd and 9th March 2024

Attleborough– 16th and 23rd March 2024

“The biggest gain for us as a family was that it provided a safe space to work together. The lasting impact of this has been huge for all the family. It has opened lines of communication, our child’s mental health has improved substantially. It has removed fear. The importance of this cannot be underestimated. Without this support our child would still be misunderstood and in significant mental distress. The progress is immense and no other service was able to help with this.”

Family feedback.

Build Together Schools- Breckland

Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services has been commissioned by Breckland Youth Advisory Board and Norfolk County Council to provide support for young people in schools

In 2024 we will work with 7 schools in Breckland.

What does the Build Together Schools programme provide?

The Build Together programme provides 1 assembly (or online recording) and 6 weekly lunchtime drop in sessions for students.


Our team will visit your school assembly to introduce the drop in sessions, who we are and why we are here. We realise that all schools work differently and some have individual year assemblies. We will instead provide a pre-recorded presentation to play to students in assemblies or in their forms.Drop in sessions We will be at school for 6 weeks, one lunchtime a week. We will have a stand and activity table where students can drop by. They can get information on a variety of topics, about local services and join in a themed activity. The themes are:

  • Managing emotions toolkitOnline safety
  • Body positivity
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Getting through exams
  • This is me – celebrating you and connecting with the community

Online resources

Students will get access to our list of online resources, helplines and apps. Providing information and support 24 hours a day for all health and wellbeing needs

Who are the facilitators?

Meet our team who will be running the programme:

Lily Overy – Occupational Therapist

Elizabeth – Youth Worker

Emily – Youth Worker