Islington Council’s FREE online courses for parents, carers and teenagers


These courses don’t lecture, they explain psychological and neuroscience in jargon free bite sized chunks. Highly recommended for all! You can access these course at any point once you’ve signed up for them.


There are following  courses to choose from:


  • ‘Understanding your child’ 0-19 years (main course)
  • ‘Understanding your teenager’s brain’ (short course for parent/carers)
  • Understanding your teenagers brain (short course for teenagers to do)
  • Understanding your child with additional needs
  • Understanding your pregnancy birth labour and your baby
  • Understanding your baby


How to access the courses:

  • Visit the ‘Our Place’ website here
  • Click on ‘Start now: Buy courses or apply code’
  • Enter access code: Bright start
  • Enter your information and postcode
  • Start your course!


Any questions please contact Julia Bleet (

For any technical queries please contact or 0121 296 4448 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm