Family Matters Series
UCD EDI are offering a number of expert-led and open sessions for parents and carers. See below for more information on each topic and register via the EDI Training Calendar.
Family Matters - You, Me and the Menopause & Menopause Coffee Morning
Peri-menopause and menopause can be incredibly challenging for many women. Yet until very recently, it was a taboo subject that was rarely spoken about. As a society, we're beginning to understand more about the impact of menopause, and how it impacts women's well-being. We're also learning the impact this has on relationships at both work and home.
Maternity Matters - Return to work
This session is for those who’ve recently returned from maternity or adoptive leave – giving you tools and tactics to make a confident return to work. Topics that we’ll look at include: our values; setting boundaries between work and home; managing guilt, and self-care. It’s a very interactive workshop that gives you the chance to connect with other Mums from UCD who are returning to work.
Paternity Matters - Balancing family and work
This session is for those who have recently returned from paternity or adoptive leave, or who have a very young family. It gives you the chance to connect with other Dads from UCD who are at a similar life stage. Topics that we’ll look at include: our values, setting boundaries between work and home, crucial conversations and working as a team at home.
Cyber Safety: Children, Christmas and Tech
Many parents find it a daunting process and worry about their children’s safety and digital wellbeing. This session is designed to support you and covers |
- buying and setting up devices
- practical advice for parents on developing healthy tech habits in the home
- Things we need to be aware of to keep our children safe online
Child Anxiety: Building confidence and self-esteem
Just like adults, children and young people feel worried and anxious at times. Children can feel anxious about different things at different ages. Many of these worries are a normal part of growing up. But if your child’s anxiety is starting to affect their wellbeing, they may need some help. Anxiety becomes a problem for children when it starts to get in the way of their everyday life.
Severe anxiety like this can harm children’s mental and emotional wellbeing, affecting their self-esteem and confidence. If a child is experiencing anxiety, there are things that parents can do to really help. This workshop covers what to look out for in your child and what you can do to help and support your child.