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
Here’s what you’ll learn
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
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.
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.
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)
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