FVS Events

Check this page regularly for the most up to date details of FVS events happening across Surrey.

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**Please note that we plan to add more events in the coming weeks

so keep checking back for updates**

 

Find below all the online events and chats we are holding over the next couple of months.

If you want to share ideas, talk to other SEND Parents/carers or just see a different face then please get in touch and we will email you the link to join in. You are welcome to join in on any one, or all of them if you prefer, just simply email the coordinator responsible for that date and they will send you the zoom login details.

 

All our events listed below are free to FVS members unless otherwise stated. Plus our membership is free to join. Use this link to become part of our voice become a member | family-voice-surrey

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

1st November (Tuesday 11.00am) 'Neurographica - Draw yourself happy!' In Person Event 

What is this event about?

Understand the benefits of Neurographica on emotional and mental health and enjoy a mini session to de-stress and instantly relax.

Pen and paper (and colour pencils) are sufficient to take part, but if you can get hold of a fine felt pen (for example a Sharpie) that would be even better.

What is Neurographica?

Neurographica is a new modern method of self-discovery and management of life situations through fun and simple drawing. It was invented by Russian psychologist Pavel Piskarev in 2013 and is now rapidly becoming popular around the world.

Thanks to the use of simple step-by-step models, Neurographica can help improve emotional response to life challenges and can provide instant stress relief.

Neurographica has also been scientifically proven to stimulate neuroplasticity.

Who is Lara?

Lara is a local mum who lives in Runnymede. Her child has Special Needs.

What are her credentials?

Lara is a qualified Neurographica Specialist, a Counsellor, and Spelthorne Borough Coordinator at Family Voice Surrey.  

Where: St. Peter’s Church Hall, Windsor Street, Chertsey, KT16 8AT

Email spelthorne@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and to let Lara know you are attending

 

7th November (Monday 6.30pm) '16+ group - Pathways to Employment'

Our 16+ group is for parent carers of young people age 16-25 with additional needs. The group meets monthly via Zoom on a Monday evening from 6.30pm – 8.00pm, to share experiences, exchange tips and advice, and to hear from expert speakers.

At this event Louise Hayes, Senior Operations Manager for Surrey Choices, is joining us to talk about their pathways to employment services and their Shared Lives service, which is a community-based model of care and support.

The FVS co-hosts for the group are Tandridge Coordinator Gretta Schifano and Reigate & Banstead Coordinator Lucy Young.

Email tandridge@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

 

9th November (Wednesday 11.00am) 'School Anxiety Group'

Monthly catch up of our School Anxiety Group. The hosts for this event are Lucy Young (FVS Reigate & Banstead coordinator) & Gretta Schifano (FVS Tandridge coordinator).

Our friendly and welcoming group is for anyone who has a child or young person experiencing any level of school anxiety or attendance issues from reluctance to non-attendance.

Email reigatebanstead@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

9th November (Wednesday 1.00pm) 'Transition to secondary school'

Nicole and Anna would like to invite all year 6’s and 7’s to their Transitioning to Secondary School Group.  We would like to chat through your experience and supportive environment. 

Transitioning into Secondary School can be a huge step and we would like to help support you through this process.

Our Annual Event, which we are hosting next week (14th - 18th November), is Transitioning into Secondary School.
You can book your tickets to our event using this link Annual Event 2022 | family-voice-surrey (familyvoicesurrey.org)

We would love to invite you to bring your suggestions, ideas, worries and thoughts so that we can get it right for the parents!  Your voice is really important!  After this we will have other events with key speakers.

Email guildford@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

10th November (Thursday 11.00am) 'Neurographica - Draw yourself happy!' In Person Event

What is this event about?

Understand the benefits of Neurographica on emotional and mental health and enjoy a mini session to de-stress and instantly relax.

Pen and paper (and colour pencils) are sufficient to take part, but if you can get hold of a fine felt pen (for example a Sharpie) that would be even better.

What is Neurographica?

Neurographica is a new modern method of self-discovery and management of life situations through fun and simple drawing. It was invented by Russian psychologist Pavel Piskarev in 2013 and is now rapidly becoming popular around the world.

Thanks to the use of simple step-by-step models, Neurographica can help improve emotional response to life challenges and can provide instant stress relief.

Neurographica has also been scientifically proven to stimulate neuroplasticity.

Who is Lara?

Lara is a local mum who lives in Runnymede. Her child has Special Needs.

What are her credentials?

Lara is a qualified Neurographica Specialist, a Counsellor, and Spelthorne Borough Coordinator at Family Voice Surrey.

Location:- Stanwell Family Centre TW19 7HE 

Email spelthorne@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and to let her know you are attending

14th - 17th November FVS Virtual Annual Event 

Book FREE tickets using this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/339848474937

18th November FVS 'Face to Face' Annual Event & AGM

Book FREE tickets using this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/339852145917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd November (Tuesday 12.00pm) 'Conversation with Sam Harris from Neurodive'

Sam Harris of Neurodive has over15 years’ experience of working with children and young people of all neurotypes including Autism and attention differences and identifies as having ADHD. His training courses and support to families is highly acclaimed and he is a great believer in meeting different people and talking about their experiences. Sam recently ran an outdoor woodland conference on low-demand parenting approaches and also supports calm, connected parenting.

This month we are combining the ADHD/Autism and PDA Groups to hear Sam share his knowledge and advice on neurodiversity.

The event is hosted by Diana Phillips, Woking Co-ordinator and Sara Draycott, Waverley Co-ordinator.  

Email waverley@familyvoicesurrey.org or woking@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

29th November (Tuesday 10.00am) 'FASD Group'

Our FASD online chat group is for Surrey parent carers of children and young people with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  The newly formed group meets on a regular basis via Zoom and provides an opportunity to share experiences and exchange advice.

The host for the event is Sara Draycott (Waverley FVS Co-ordinator) and she is joined by Debbie Bell, an FASD parent carer.

Email waverley@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

 

29th November (Tuesday 1.00pm) 'Transition to secondary school'

Nicole and Anna would like to invite you to our next Transition to Secondary School Group where we will be hearing from Kathrine Everett (Education and Inclusion Service Manager for the North East, SCC)

Kathrine is great at understanding the challenges that families face.  There will be a focus on Inclusion and advice on EHCP's, how to get one and how to write what you need in the EHCP for different school environments.  Support in Primary School might be out of step with the challenges faced in Secondary School, so what advice would parents need for this next step.  Advice on support for parents with no EHCP and what happens when an EHCP is not fulfilled.  Advice on preparing for the transition and advice on Inclusion too. 

Parents can submit their questions before hand. 

Email guildford@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

December

 

 

1st December (Thursday 7.30pm-9.00pm) 'Yoga for wellbeing - in person'

This FREE wellbeing event is exclusively for parent carers (of children and young people with any disability or additional need) who are members of Family Voice Surrey and who live in Tandridge District.

There are 20 places available.

Rosie Haysom of Lime Yoga will lead a gentle and relaxing yoga session which is suitable for all. The aim of the session is to bring wellbeing, healing and deep peace. You'll need to bring to the session a pillow and a blanket, and to wear comfortable clothes.

The event is being held at the British Red Cross Centre, Hoskins Rd, Oxted RH8 9HT

The FVS host for this event is Tandridge Coordinator Gretta Schifano. Email her at tandridge@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information or

Book your free place via Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/FVSTandridgewellbeing

 

5th December (Monday 6.30pm) '16+ group - General Chat'

Our 16+ group is for parent carers of young people age 16-25 with additional needs. The group meets monthly via Zoom on a Monday evening from 6.30pm – 8.00pm, to share experiences, exchange tips and advice, and to hear from expert speakers.

At this event there will be no external speaker, so that we can have a general chat and share our experiences.

The FVS co-hosts for the group are Tandridge Coordinator Gretta Schifano and Reigate & Banstead Coordinator Lucy Young.

Email tandridge@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

6th December (Tuesday 10.00am - 1.00pm) 'Well-being and Mindfulness session' IN PERSON EVENT

Please join Di and Nicole for this Amazing Well-being and Mindfulness session for SEND Parent Carers, living in Guildford and Woking, in need of a bit of pampering.  The Event will be located at the Dianthus Building near the Goldsworth Park in Woking on the 6th of December at 10am-1pm.  The Amazing Pampering Event will include tea, coffee and some cakes followed by a Mindfulness session starting at 10:30am with Emma Martin and a well-being session by Shine Co-ordinator, Nicole Farrell.  Places are limited to 30 people so please email to book your place ASAP. 

Please email guildford@familyvoicesurrey.org or woking@familyvoicesurrey.org to book your place and for more information.

8th December (Thursday 11.00am) 'Neurographica - Draw yourself happy!' IN PERSON EVENT

What is this event about?

Understand the benefits of Neurographica on emotional and mental health and enjoy a mini session to de-stress and instantly relax.

Pen and paper (and colour pencils) are sufficient to take part, but if you can get hold of a fine felt pen (for example a Sharpie) that would be even better.

WHERE: The Village Centre 68 Victoria Street, Englefield Green TW20 0QX

What is Neurographica?

Neurographica is a new modern method of self-discovery and management of life situations through fun and simple drawing. It was invented by Russian psychologist Pavel Piskarev in 2013 and is now rapidly becoming popular around the world.

Thanks to the use of simple step-by-step models, Neurographica can help improve emotional response to life challenges and can provide instant stress relief.

Neurographica has also been scientifically proven to stimulate neuroplasticity.

Who is Lara?

Lara is a local mum who lives in Runnymede. Her child has Special Needs.

What are her credentials?

Lara is a qualified Neurographica Specialist, a Counsellor, and Spelthorne Borough Coordinator at Family Voice Surrey.  

Email spelthorne@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

13th December (Tuesday 12.00am) 'PDA Group'

Regular chat group for parents and carers of children and young people with PDA/ASD with demand avoidant traits – with or without a diagnosis.  An opportunity to share your experiences and hear from other parent carers.  This will be the last one of the year.

Hosts for this event are Diana Phillips (FVS Woking coordinator) & Sara Draycott (FVS Waverley coordinator)

Email woking@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

14th December (Wednesday 11.00am) 'School Anxiety Group'

Monthly catch up of our School Anxiety Group. The hosts for this event are Lucy Young (FVS Reigate & Banstead coordinator) & Gretta Schifano (FVS Tandridge coordinator).

School Anxiety Group monthly zoon catch up. If your child/young person is experiencing any level of school anxiety or attendance issues this is the group for you.

Email reigatebanstead@familyvoicesurrey.org for more information and the zoom login details

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***FREE tickets for Head2Head Theatre performances***

Family Voice Surrey would like to offer families a FREE Head2Head activity.

Visit https://www.h2hsensorytheatre.com/whats-on-2021/ and choose from one of the following Head2Head Sensory Theatre activities.

Places are restricted and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Tell Family Voice Surrey which one you want and, if available, we will provide it Free of Charge.

Head2Head Sensory Theatre is a Makaton Friendly charity with all actors using Makaton signing. All activities come with an advance pack.

Please email rachael.f@familyvoicesurrey.org with your chosen performance ASAP to avoid disappointment.