Walsall Short Breaks and Inclusion Team have organised a number of activities for pupils during the February half term break.  Details of which are in the booklets below – please be aware that applications need to be forwarded by Monday 20th January 2020.

Short Breaks February 2020

Feb 2020 Short breaks


On 8th October 2019 and on every second Tuesday from then on an autism group, Supporting the Rainbow, meets at lunchtime from 1:30-2:30 pm in the Community Centre (The old Annex, or Central Boys School), Brownhills, just off the Miner Island). The group is open to parents and carers for those with autism, and aims to offer a welcoming, helpful and supportive network to those coping with the condition.

Supporting the Rainbow is now an official charity affiliated with Rethink Mental Health! The new venue is in a beautiful room on the ground floor so it makes it easier for people with pushchairs and people with disabilities to manage.

The group are looking forward to this new change and for the lovely group to progress and move onward: workshops and so much more are being looked into.

The fortnightly meetings make it easier for some people who are unable to attend weekly and a raffle as well as  tea and biscuits are also on offer.


Parents and carers can get free impartial and confidential information as well as support/guidance from the SEND Department at the EDC – see flyer for more details.

SEND Advice and Support Leaflet


The flyer below gives information on the above service available to anyone over 17 who would like to access the service.

Talking Therapies Leaflet


HHope flyer (2)ope (Helping other parents to be empowered) is an autism support group that meets monthly at Rushall Library on a Tuesday at 9.15 am.  Details of dates are on the flyer below.


Free online courses for residents of WALSALL:

  • Understanding your pregnancy birth labour and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child

Walsall Council are delighted to announce that we have purchased a multi-user licence for three Solihull Approach online courses, for all parents and parents-to-be living in our borough. This means every single resident can access the courses completely free of charge!

These courses are for everyone who wants to be the best mum, dad, grandparent, carer that they can be.

The Solihull Approach aims to improve emotional health and wellbeing by supporting relationships (www.solihullapproachparenting.com ). The courses are written by CAMHS professionals with other health and education workers. They are evidence based and accredited by the DfE.

Together we are aiming to change the culture around parents‘ self-development and improve children’s wellbeing at the same time. A smoother home life is good for concentration, learning and performance at school.

Further information can be obtained from Bev or James in our Family Welfare department.


Parents and Carers may be interested in this on line course, Understanding Your Teenager’s Behaviour.  Further details are on the flyer below.

Understand Your Teenager’s Brain