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Our free parent workshops are now virtual - book your place today!

Monday 22nd June 2020

Although we can't meet you face-to-face at the moment, we don't want you to miss out on the support you might need from us during this challenging time.

That's why we're now running our programme of popular, free parent workshops virtually!

You can find out more about our workshops and how to book on our family workshops page.  

Our series of virtual workshops give parents the chance to share their experiences and learn from other parents too as part of a small group. They cover some of the topics you told us you are most concerned about including:

  • Money Matters: An overview of key benefits you might be entitled to like Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance, grants that are available and dispelling some of the myths around benefits.
  • Managing your child's sleep: To help you gain a better understanding of the sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur and possible causes and solutions.
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour: Helping you understand more about why children with additional needs behave the way they do alongside strategies for handling difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner.
  • Wellbeing for you as a parent carer: To understand what stress is and how it affects you and identify new ways of coping with stress and reducing stress levels.  

Booking is easy. On our workshops webpage, simply click the link on the workshops you would like to attend.

We'll be adding new dates all the time, so if you can't currently see a workshop at a time that suits you, please keep checking.

Other ways Contact can help

Our 'Listening Ear' service provides free 1-1 support for parents via telephone appointment. Our family support advisers can help with emotional support, strategies for reducing your child's anxiety and challenging behaviour or help you with structuring the day - especially at this difficult time. 

Our free helpline where you can talk to one of our parent advisers about any concern or worry you may have about raising a disabled child - 0808 808 3555 - or you can email our team of parent advisers at helpline@contact.org.uk or get in touch with them via our Live Chat service, Facebook or Twitter.

Our free e-bulletin, What's new, is packed with all the very latest information and advice for families with disabled children but now goes out weekly. Simply sign up here to get a copy sent directly to your inbox.

And our online Fledglings shop is packed with sensory toys, clothes and equipment  especially designed for children with additional needs and their families.