Navigating Transitions

As part of Empowered & Thriving Military Families funded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

Armed Forces families will face many times of transition throughout life.
Change and uncertainty is something we can help you to navigate well.

How can we support armed forces children to deal well with transition?

Whether the move is from one location to another, to a new school or setting, or to a new teacher or class. It can be an anxious time for parents. The way you approach the changes your children face can be the difference between a stressful or a manageable transition. Knowing how best to manage your own emotions, worries and actions is vital for supporting children in the best possible way.

The course explores how to support children and young people to face transitions and change with mental resilience. Activities are provided to use at home to encourage a growth mindset.

What do other parents say?

We took to doing our activities during our mealtime on a Sunday evening (this tends to be our quiet evening with no work or clubs). The children enjoyed talking through the exercises with me and my husband. They remind me each Sunday that we are going to do it. It has helped me and my husband manage/react when our middle child has “meltdowns” and has prevented us from becoming so frustrated.

I learned a lot during these sessions not only to help my child but also anyone I know. These sessions really show useful supportive and positive ways to understand our relationship with ourselves as well as our children.

Course Overview

You will be given downloadable activities to use with your children.

This session provides a space to share concerns and recognise we are not on our own. We all face challenges and change is a constant, so we will explore the link between emotions, energy and our ability to take control.

This session will consider unhelpful habits of thinking in relation to transition, change and uncertainty. The focus will be on exploring the differences between a fixed and growth mindset.

This is session will explore evidence based strategies for dealing with anxiety, stress and dealing with strong reactions to change.

This session will focus on how we can play to our strengths when dealing with uncertainty and change. It will also explore a practical approach for assertive communication.

Course Details

Navigating Transitions

  • Starts 25th April at 8PM
  • Four, 1-hour sessions
  • Downloadable activities to use at home
  • Join live or catch up on-demand
  • Access to recordings forever

Enquire about Navigating Transitions

Frequently Asked questions

Yes, each live session is recorded and sent to you so you can catch up or watch in your own time if needed.

Parents who want to explore how best to help their children deal well with transition, change and uncertainty. 

The course is useful for parents of school aged children. 

The live webinars will take place on Zoom, an online platform that allows you to see the trainer and the content. If you don’t already have the Zoom app, you can download it for free here. Once installed on your device, simply click on the meeting link provided by us at the allocated time, and we will take care of the rest. There is a useful video tutorial on how to join a meeting here.

Absolutely, we encourage you to get involved through live chat and Q&A functions.

It is important to understand the sessions will invite participants to consider, reflect on and learn skills to develop emotional resilience. The course will explore transition, change and uncertainty in the context of real life circumstances, but is not intended to solve individual problems, significant life challenges or provide therapeutic support of any kind.

By confirming your attendance, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and taking full responsibility for your suitability to attend.


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