Apps, Classes and Workshops within the Worcestershire Area

Please use this page to find useful classes and workshops within the Worcestershire area. Please note we will only add classes and workshops that are FREE for our patients. Please ensure when using this page that you check when each class/workshop starts. You may need to sign up for the classes and the organisers will contact you back. 


'HANDi Paediatric' app (Worcestershire)

Parents, carers and healthcare professionals can access expert advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them via a mobile app, called HANDi App. It is FREE and can be downloaded to any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

Developed and approved by Paediatric Consultants, the HANDi App provides expert advice on how best to manage the six most common childhood illnesses; diarrhoea and vomiting, high temperature, chestiness (baby and child), newborn problems and stomach pain.

The 'HANDi Paediatric' App aims to give parents and carers more confidence in dealing with minor conditions at home. It's easy to use as it takes the user through a series of questions about the symptoms their child is experiencing and then advises on the best course of action, whether that's to treat at home, make a GP appointment or to go to A&E.

Handi App also contains useful information on coronavirus for parents and families, as well as primary care professionals, including what to do if a child has symptoms.

Handi Peadiatric App


DistrACT App-  Suitable for anyone over the age of 17:

The distrACT app aims to help you better understand urges to self-harm, and encourages you to monitor and manage your symptoms. It can also help reduce the risk of suicide. There's advice and support information, including emergency contact numbers, how best to work with healthcare professionals, and safer alternatives to self-harming. In the app's Chill Zone, you can find resources that may help you feel better, including art, books, films, music, poems, quotes, stories and online videos.

                             DistrACT App                                                          DistrACT App

Autism and Anxiety on-line training for Herefordshire and Worcestershire families.

Two FREE on-line training workshops for parent/carers of autistic children aged up to 18 or children waiting to be assessed for autism (both must be attended). 

This training is aimed at Herefordshire and Worcestershire parent carers of children up to 18 years who have been accepted for assessment on the ASD diagnosis pathway or who have received a diagnosis of autism. 
Autism Workshop

Autism and anxiety- Session One  

  • An overview of the autism spectrum
  • How autism is diagnosed
  • How autism impacts daily life                                                                                        
  • Introduction to autism and anxiety

Autism and anxiety- Session Two                                                       

  • What anxiety is
  • Common difficulties which create anxiety
  • How it can affect individual children                                                                                                    
  • Ways to support autistic children who are anxious

This course is starting on Wednesday 6th October 10:00 – 11:30 am. You can join the sessions via ZOOM or WebNinja for more information and to sign up for this workshop- Please click here


Understanding Your Child: FREE course for parents 

Worcestershire parents, carers and grandparents can now access innovative ONLINE guides about children aged from 0-18 years. Worcestershire County Council have invested in a multi-user licence for 4 award winning, quality marked, evidence based online courses by the Solihull Approach (a national NHS organisation) and we are therefore delighted to offer you FREE access to the courses, normally £19-£39 per person.

Understanding Your Child was established 20 years ago by psychologists, health visitors and other health professionals. It looks at brain development, play, styles of parenting, sleep, temper tantrums, communication and more and is based on the nationally and internationally acclaimed face to face course offered by the Solihull Approach.

For more information please read the following information poster: Understanding Your Child- Course

Please also see below for the opportunity for parents to self-weigh your baby: Held at Evesham Community Services, Abbey Lane, Evesham, WR11 4BS. Appointments are held once a month on a Thursday morning 10am-12 noon and each appointment will be 15 minutes. A Health visitor will provide weighing scales, changing mats, paper towels, hand sanitiser and wipes. Appointments  for the self-weighing clinic can be booked by calling WANDS Family Hub on 0190582739


Place of clinic

30th September 2021- Morning appointments

Evesham Community Services


21st October 2021-Afternoon appointments

Evesham Community Services


11th November 2021- Morning appointments

Evesham Community Services


9th December- Morning appointments

Evesham Community services


Understanding your child

Strong and Steady Exercise Classes:

Strong and Steady Exercise Classes are designed to help if you feel unsteady on your feet or have had a fall. The classes aim to improve your strength and balance and will help you to feel more confident when you are out and about. 

The classes are held at community venues across Worcestershire for more information regarding times and prices follow this link..

Strong and Steady Exercise Classes

Strong and Steady Exercise Classes             Strong and Steady

How do I join?

The Strong and Steady Exercise Classes are available by self-referral. Once you have been referred, the Strong and Steady Co-ordinator will contact you to let you know where and when the classes are available. We will try to make this as close to your home as possible. Unfortunately we cannot provide transport but we can help you to find a local community transport scheme. 


For more information please click the document below. It will also contain the self-referral form that you can complete and send off to be contacted about this service. 

Strong and Steady Exercise Classes

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