Webinar Programme

Connections in Mind’s complimentary webinars about executive functions bring experts in the field of executive function, neuroscience and coaching to you, wherever you are. Our webinar series looks at executive functions in more detail and gives you practical strategies and guidance on how engaging and improving your EF’s in the home and professional environment can help you to excel and flourish.

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How to Summer with ADHD - Stress-free

Wednesday 10th June, 8pm

About this webinar: No more school (or home school), no more books! You and your child might be looking at the upcoming summer holidays as a break from the structure and routine of the school year, but are you ready for the challenges that this more relaxed approach brings?

Join Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder of Connections in Mind  Phil Anderton and Lisa Mangle from ADHD 360 to discuss how you can best manage the long stretch of holidays, reduce stress and enjoy the time you have with your child by harnessing their executive functions. Topics they will cover include:

  • Executive functions, what they are and how they can be hugely beneficial in an ADHD context
  • Planning ahead and the benefits of doing so
  • Strategies and scaffolding to combat boredom
  • Preparing for the new school year by introducing new topics and themes
  • Manage demanding behaviour and the benefits on your time, attention and patience by doing so
  • The benefits of maintain some daily routines

Who is this webinar aimed at? Parents of children with ADHD or awaiting diagnosis

Cost: Complimentary

Demystifying Executive Functions: What they are and how to parent with them.

Wednesday 17th June, 8pm

About this webinar: Just because a child is intelligent it doesn’t mean that he or she can work out how to get ready to go to school on time, work with a group of peers, do homework independently or get started and stay focussed on the tasks they are working on. To do these things they need excellent executive functions, cognitive skills that sit in the pre frontal cortex of our brains.

Executive functions are an essential skillset that is completely separate from intelligence, even though they have a huge impact on a child’s performance in school and their future adult life. Executive functioning is at the heart of our daily functioning across all places in which we learn, play, and work. It affects almost everything we do!

What will participants learn: Learn from Connections in Mind’s co founder Victoria Bagnall, and Sophy Skeet, SENCO from Notting Hill Preparatory School, as they break down and discover what executive functions are how to help children improve their executive functioning through practical tips and strategies. During this webinar you will discover:

  • How executive functions are critical for success in the social, academic, and professional world
  • What we can do as parents to support our children with executive functions
  • Skills and strategies to help children understand and improve targeted executive functions that impact their broader lives.

Who is this webinar aimed at? All parents of children and adolescents

Cost: Complimentary

The Behaviour Trap: How to help our dyslexic children regulate the behaviour that gets in their way of being brilliant.

Wednesday 24th June, 8pm

About this webinar: Children and young people with dyslexia often experience emotional challenges that are signified by poor or inappropriate behaviour. This behaviour exacerbates the challenges that are experienced from having a learning difference such as dyslexia often culminating into a repeating pattern that negatively impacts attainment.

This pattern can be changed with a positive approach to self-awareness and self-advocacy.

In this webinar, Parenting Coach, John Hicks and Executive Function coahcing expert Victoria Bagnall, Connections in Mind will explore the emotional and behavioural space of children and young people with dyslexia and provide tips on helping them to regulate their behaviour so as to bring about positive social and academic outcomes.

On this webinar participants will :

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the behaviour that comes from the emotional impact of dyslexia.
  • Be introduced to the concept of Executive Functioning (EF) and how EF can help children and young people to regulate their behaviour to bring about positive outcomes.
  • Gain three key strategies for helping a child or young person to regulate behaviour using EF.

Who is this webinar aimed at? Parents of children with Dyslexia or awaiting diagnosis

Cost: Complimentary

An ADHD Lens: Goals and Priorities Post the Pandemic

Wednesday 8th July, 8pm

Life before the pandemic was tough enough. For those with ADHD it was already a struggle to get things done, arrive on time and organise our lives. Anxiety or depression in not knowing if you had planned well enough, got all of the details or were going to finish a task on time. Now, with a global pandemic and social distancing in the mix ‘normal’ seems a long time ago.

Join Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder of Connections in Mind and Phil Anderton and Lisa Mangle from ADHD 360 in this hour long webinar where they will discuss how we can use the past months to redefine our ‘new normal’, how we can evaluate what’s important in life and learn new executive function strategies to guide us towards happiness post the pandemic. Specifically, during this webinar they will look at:

  • Executive functions, what they are and how they can be hugely beneficial in an ADHD context
  • Goal setting by evaluating what you actually want to put back into your life, what bring s you joy and what is beneficial for you
  • Learn how to take stock through your successes and areas in which you would like to improve
  • Develop a resilience mindset to weather this new situation and those that come up in the future
  • Using strategies, structures and supports to adapt to the ever changing world

Who is this webinar aimed at? Adults with ADHD or awaiting diagnosis

Cost: Complimentary

Back-to-School with ADHD - Your Child’s Plan for Academic & Organisational Success

Wednesday 26th August, 8pm

About this webinar: As the new school year is nearly upon us, you may feel equal parts anxious and determined to give your child the best possible start, especially if they struggled last year. You want to do everything in your power to set your child up for success but are unsure about what that actually looks like?

Then join Victoria Bagnall, Co Founder of Connections in Mind and Phil Anderton and Lisa Mangle from ADHD 360 in this hour long webinar where they will be discussing:

  • Executive functions, what they are and how they can be hugely beneficial in an ADHD context
  • Creating a back to school plan to meet your child’s ADHD needs
  • What you can do at home ahead of school starting to prepare your child for a new change
  • ADHD in the classroom and executive function strategies on how to help your child with these
  • How to educate yourself, your child and their new teacher about ADHD

Who is this webinar aimed at? Parents of children with ADHD or awaiting diagnosis

Cost: Complimentary