Resilient Transitions Oldham - Bounce Forward

Resilient Transitions Oldham

A four-session on-line course for parents with resources to use at home 

Children and young people will face many transitions throughout their lives. Right now, the transition from lock down is at the forefront of our minds, but change and uncertainty is something we can learn to navigate. How do we support children to deal well with transition? Whether the move is from primary to secondary, to a new school or setting, or to a new teacher or class. It can be an anxious time for parents. The way they approach the changes their children face can be the difference between a stressful or a manageable transition. Knowing how best to manage our own emotions, worries and actions is vital for supporting children in the best possible way.

Oldham Mental Wellbeing Team have asked Bounce Forward to deliver a series of four 60 minute on-line webinars for parents. This series explores how to support children and young people to face transition with resilience. Practical resources will be provided to use at home to encourage a growth mindset to change and uncertainty.

Fully funded by Oldham Opportunity Area.

Please select carefully the course that is best suited to you.

Click on the button below to register your free place.

YEAR 6 parents: 14th, 21st, 28th June and 5th July. Mondays at 09:30-10:30

YEAR 6 parents: 14th, 21st, 28th June and 5th July. Mondays at 19:00-20:00

YEAR 9 parents: 17th, 24th June and 1st, 8th July. Thursdays at 10:00-11:00

YEAR 9 parents: 17th, 24th June and 1st, 8th July. Thursdays at 18:30-19:30

YEAR 11 parents: 18th, 25th June and 2nd, 9th July. Fridays at 09:30-10:30

YEAR 11 parents: 18th, 25th June and 2nd, 9th July. Fridays at 17:00-18:00

SEND parents: 15th, 22nd, 29th June and 6th July. Tuesdays at 09:30-10:30

SEND parents: 15th, 22nd, 29th June and 6th July. Tuesdays at 17:00-18:00

At the end of the course, you will have the option to join an optional focus group session. This will give you a chance to share your thoughts and comments with us as well as any specific detail you would like us to feed back to the Oldham Mental Wellbeing team or the schools.




More Information

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  • Why are we doing this?

    We have been commission by the Health and Emotional Wellbeing Team to provide support to parents who live in Oldham. The aim is to ease some of the strain we feel due to the uncertainty and demands Covid19 is presenting.

    The webinars are free for parents who live or work in Oldham.

    200 places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

  • Are the sessions available on-demand?

    Yes, each live session will be recorded and sent to you after so you can watch them in your own time.

  • Who is it for?

    Parents who live or work in Oldham and want to explore how best to help their children deal well with transition, change and uncertainty.

    There are four options that will all cover similar content but with a different transition focus. Please select your option that best suits you.

    The categories are

    • Parents of Year 6 – with a focus on transition to secondary school
    • Parents of Year 9 – with a focus on choosing options and preparing for the future
    • Parents of Year 11 – with a focus on moving on from school
    • Parents of children with SEND – with a focus on supporting children through stages of change



  • Where is it?

    The live webinars will take place on Zoom, an online platform that allows you to engage with the trainer and other parents attending.

    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.

  • Can I ask questions?

    Absolutely, this is an interactive course.



  • Will you be able to see me?

    Yes, if you select to have your camera and sound on (which is not compulsory) others attending will be able to see you.

  • Disclaimer

    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 the real 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.

Click here to contact us with any questions, and we hope to see you there!

Terms and conditions

Course Overview 

Session 1: Recognising personal concerns and barriers 

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.

Session 2: Developing a growth mindset to change 

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.

Session 3: Supporting children to recognise and regulate unhelpful emotions

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

Session 4: Creating and strengthening human connections for transitions 

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.