Build Together

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Supporting families together

Welcome! Over 4 workshops the Build Together project aims to support young people who are waiting for mental health support, and their families.

About us and the Build Together Course

Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services is a non-profit mental health organisation and had been commissioned by Breckland Council and Breckland Youth Advisory Board to deliver support for young people who are on mental health waiting lists, and their families. The project runs October 2021-September 2022 and will work with a minimum of 50 families in that time.
We have developed this online course and booklet to support people who are unable to attend in person, or who do not live in the Breckland area. If you’ve attended our courses you can also use it to revisit what we did and get access to even more resources.

The course is designed to be activity based to suit a variety of learning styles. It has been designed by our team of Occupational Therapists and Peer Support Workers.

Lets get started!

The course is designed for you to work through it at your own pace. We recommend grabbing a pizza and spending family time doing it. Or going through it individually and getting together as a family to chat about after. Click the button below to register your account

Click on the workshop below, you can see when you’ve completed them. Then move onto the next. Once you’ve completed the first workshop and all the “lessons” in it, then you can move onto the next. We recommend doing one a month, so that you get a chance to test out the skills and seeing what works for you before adding more in.

Workshop 1: Listening (and really hearing) – now available.
Workshop 2: Learning (about yourself and others) – available mid July 2022
Workshop 3: Understanding (and not judging) – available August 2022
Workshop 4: Supporting (in a way that actually helps) – available September 2022

Listening (and really hearing)

In this first workshop we will focus on how to improve communication within families, in our everyday conversations. Noticing how the environment around us, what’s going on for other people and our own emotional states impact being able to listen and really hear.

Lessons

Welcome and aims of this workshop Ourselves, others and our environment Emoji states Communication Lego game Top tips for family communication

Learning (about yourself and others)

We all have different preferences, likes, dislikes and things we’re holding on to. In this workshop we explore how ourselves and others are similar and differ.

Lessons

Welcome and aims of this workshop The PostSecret movement Expressing what we like, dislike and need to others Sharing and getting things off our mind Mini guide to journaling / comics Apps and helplines
Using postcards to express what is going on inside

Here’s what you’ll learn

two women sitting on ground near bonfire

Listening

Listening (and really hearing).

How to improve communication within families – in our everyday conversations.
Noticing emotional states and how they impact being able to listen and really
hear.

photo of women talking while sitting

Learning

Learning (about yourself and others)

Learning to express ourselves, our likes, dislikes, how we feel and what we need.

Learn that other peoples’ likes, dislikes and needs may be similar or different from our own and the things that we hold on to that others don’t know about.

woman kissing girl on forehead

Understanding

Understanding (and not judging)

To understand we all have different view points, opinions and experiences.

Learning how to understand someone else’s needs without judging, but by supporting each other to be heard and understood.

Exploring sensory ladders and how we can regulate emotions and overwhelm.

women in floral dress enjoying their trip

Supporting

Supporting (in a way that actually helps)

Recapping on the skills we’ve tried and tested over the workshop.

Creating our own wellness menu to share with those who can support us.

Meet the team

Our team is made up of experienced mental health professionals who are Occupational Therapists and EMDR Therapists, and Peer Support Workers who have their own lived experience of mental health in their lives.

From left to right:
Louise (Peer Support Worker)
Amber (Occupational Therapist)
Catherine (Occupational Therapist & EMDR Therapist)

TESTIMONIALS

What Clients Say

We place a huge value on the experience of people we work alongside. Feedback is vital in helping us to get it right.

“Our girls came along to the workshops and built in confidence each time. We have a shared language as a family”

— AF, Mum in Breckland