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* 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.

Thursday 21st January  7:30 pm

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*NEW* Educational support for young children with additional needs

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

Tuesday 19th January  7:30 pm

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Thursday 11th February  7:30 pm

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*NEW* Educational support for school age children with additional needs

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

Tuesday 19th January 10:00 am

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Wednesday 27th January 7:30 pm - a session for parent carers in Norfolk

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

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 26th January 7:30 pm

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Wednesday 10th February  7:30 pm

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*NEW* Growing Up workshop for parent carers

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.

Wednesday 20th January  10:00 am

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Thursday 28th January  10:00 am

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Money Matters - for parents/carers of young children with additional needs

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.

Tuesday 23rd February  7:30 pm

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

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.

Monday 18th January 19:30 pm

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Friday 29th January 10:00 am

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Thursday 4th February 7:30 pm - a session for parent carers in Norfolk

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Encouraging Positive Behaviour in Young Children

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. 

Thursday 28th January  7:30 pm

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Encouraging Positive Behaviour in children aged up to 16

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.

Wednesday 27th January  10:00 am

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Helping your young child sleep

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 2nd February   10:00 am

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Helping your child (aged up to 16) sleep

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.

Tuesday 26th January 10:00 am

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Support for speech and language issues in young children

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 27th January  7:30 pm

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Tuesday 9th February 10:00 am

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Thursday 18th February  7:30 pm

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Wednesday 10th March  10:00 am

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Wellbeing for parents/carers of children with additional needs

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! 

Friday 22nd January  10:00 am

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Stress & Wellbeing - a Contact workshop for parent carers *in Wales only*

Thursday 21st January 2021

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Thursday 28th January 2021

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Thursday 4th February 2021

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Better Together events

Family Friendly Online forest schools - funded by BBC Children in Need Cymru *for families in Wales only *

Join James and Lea, Forest School Leaders from Woodland Classroom, live on Zoom for fun activity ideas that the whole family can enjoy both outdoors and indoors.

Each week they'll be hosting games, craft ideas and activities all designed to help your family get reconnected with nature.

Each week your kids will be set an outdoor challenge to complete and then we will share what we've done together during the live sessions.

We really look forward to seeing you.

This event is for families of children 0 - 19 with additional needs and disabilities (no diagnosis necessary). Fun for the whole family, brothers, sisters welcome.

Kindly funded by BBC Cymru Children in Need

Contact Cymru Family-Friendly Online Forest Schools 10th January 2021

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Contact Cymru Family-Friendly Online Forest Schools 17th January 2021

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Contact Cymru Family-Friendly Online Forest Schools 24th January 2021

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Contact Cymru Family-Friendly Online Forest Schools 31st January 2021

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Contact Cymru Family-Friendly Online Forest Schools 7th February 2021

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Contact Cymru Family-Friendly Online Forest Schools 14th February 2021

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