Family workshops & events


We run workshops, information sessions and events for families.

Our Brighter Beginnings workshops are for families with children with additional needs. There are sessions for families with younger children and older children.

Better Together is our series of fun and engaging activities for families with children with additional needs, who might have limited opportunities to access these.

Brighter Beginnings workshops

Thanks to a range of funding sources, we are able to offer our suite of workshops as free virtual one-off sessions - see below for details.  

We are pleased to be able to deliver our family support services during these challenging times using digital platforms.  However, we do look forward to being able to offer in-person workshops again in the future, once it is appropriate to do so. 

Please click onto the links below to book onto your chosen workshop/s.

We are continually adding new dates, so if there is not a workshop suitable for you, please come back again later.


*NEW* Educational support for young children with additional needs - England

Understand what support is available for your child in Early Years educational settings (in England). Understand SEND provision and EHCPs.

Thursday 4th March  7:30 pm

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*NEW* Handling Meetings Effectively - for parents/carers of young children with additional needs - all areas of the UK

Develop your skills for online and in-person meetings with professionals. Feel more confident and better able to express yourself when discussing your child's specialist needs, to make the right decisions and get the right support for them. 

Tuesday 23rd March  7:30 pm

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Money Matters - for parents/carers of young children with additional needs 
- all areas of the UK

An overview of benefits, DLA, Carers Allowance, grants available, discounts on utilities, leisure, discounts for carers. Accessing services for support with financial applications. Local information and helplines. Dispelling myths around benefits. Also covers Covid 19-related financial updates.

Dates to be announced


Helping your young child sleep 
- all areas of the UK

 Gain a better understanding of sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur for young children and possible causes. The importance of sleep and the effect on the whole family. Suggestions for what might help and where to get support.

Tuesday 16th March 10:00 am

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Support for speech and language issues in young children
- all areas of the UK

 This workshop will help you to think about how you can best communicate with your child and how you can share this knowledge with those in their early years and school settings.

Wednesday 24th March  7:30 pm

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*Brighter Beginnings workshop series for parent carers in the West Midlands*

Growing Up (Puberty) - Tuesday 9th March 7:30 pm

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Your Wellbeing - Thursday 11th March 7:30 pm

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Money Matters - Wednesday 17th March 7:30 pm

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Education (School Age) - Tuesday 23rd March 7:30 pm

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Education (Early Years) - Wednesday 24th March 7:30 pm

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Siblings - Thursday 25th March 7:30 pm

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Handling Meetings Effectively - Tuesday 30th March 7:30 pm

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Money Matters - Wednesday 31st March 10:00 am

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*Brighter Beginnings workshop series for parent carers in Bedfordshire*

Encouraging Positive Behaviour - Wednesday 10th March  19:30 pm

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Handling Meetings Effectively - Thursday 18th March  10:00 am

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Education (School Age) - Tuesday 23rd March  19:30 pm

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Supporting your child to sleep - Wednesday 24th March  10:00 am

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Wellbeing for parent carers - Thursday 25th March  19:30 pm

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Money Matters - Wednesday 31st March 19:30 pm

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*Brighter Beginnings workshops for parent carers in Yorkshire & Humberside*

Money Matters - Tuesday 16th March  10:00 am

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Education (School Age) - Thursday 18th March  07:30 pm

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*NEW* Siblings workshop for parent carers

Explore any issues and concerns you face with managing the needs of all your children, when one or more has additional needs.

Dates to be announced


*NEW* Educational support for school age children with additional needs - all areas of the UK

Understand what support is available for your school aged child in educational settings (in England).  Understand SEND provision and EHCPs.

Dates to be announced


*NEW* Growing Up workshop for parent carers

- all areas of the UK

Explore how best to support your child as they experience puberty and adolescence.  Support with managing their educational, practical and emotional needs, and helping them to develop positive relationships.

Dates to be announced


Money Matters - for parents/carers of children aged up to 16 with additional needs- all areas of the UK

An overview of benefits, DLA, Carers Allowance, grants available, discounts on utilities, leisure, discounts for carers. Accessing services for support with financial applications. Local information and helplines. Dispelling myths around benefits. Also covers Covid 19-related financial updates.

Dates to be announced


Encouraging Positive Behaviour in Young Children- all areas of the UK

Gain a better understanding of why young children with additional needs behave the way they do. Learn ways to handle difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner. Explore ways of supporting and encouraging your child and how to get support and help. 

Dates to be announced


Encouraging Positive Behaviour in children aged up to 16
- all areas of the UK

 Gain a better understanding of why children with additional needs behave the way they do. Learn ways to handle difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner. Explore ways of supporting and encouraging your child and how to get support and help.

Dates to be announced


Helping your child (aged up to 16) sleep - all areas of the UK

Gain a better understanding of sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur and possible causes. The importance of sleep and the effect on the whole family. Suggestions for what might help and where to get support.

Dates to be announced


Wellbeing for parents/carers of children with additional needs -
- all areas of the UK

Understand clearly what stress is & how it affects you. Identify new ways of coping with stress & reducing your stress levels. Try new stress busting ideas until you find ones that fit with you! 

Dates to be announced