Autumn dates for your diary


Please find below all the online events and chats we are holding during the Autumn and Winter.

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.

**Please note that we plan to add more events in the coming weeks so keep checking back for updates**


OCTOBER

1st October (Thursday, 6.30pm). Dyslexia Awareness Talk via Zoom

Sign up via Eventbrite for your free place

Claire Harvey from The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre will cover the following areas:

- Definition and discussion of dyslexia

- Common areas of difficulty experienced by dyslexic learners

- Positive traits associated with dyslexia

- How to build self-esteem

- Advantages of multi-sensory teaching

- Tips to support reading, reading comprehension, spelling and writing.

There will also be time for discussion and questions.

This free event is for adult parent carers who are members of FVS and membership is free sign up here


3rd & 17th Oct 2020 (Saturday, 10am - midday) The Expert Parent Programme Talk via Zoom

Training programme for parent carers of disabled children to build resilience & confidence when engaging with health professionals.

A course of two free Family Voice Surrey online workshops for parent carers, led by facilitators Gail Bedding and Grainne Saunders, who are both trained by the Council for Disabled Children. The programme consists of two two-hour Zoom workshops, an e-learning package and online resources. There are 10 places on this programme.

***Please register for both dates when booking a place on this course. ***

Sign up for this course (both dates) via Eventbrite

The course is free for FVS members sign up here

6th October (Tuesday 1pm) 'General chat' email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org


8th October (Thursday 1pm) 'Qwell presentation' We have Lexi from Qwell joining us to tell us more about their online counselling service.

Email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org

9th October (Friday, 4pm) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live

13th October (Tuesday 1pm) 'General chat' email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org

14th October (Wednesday 10.30am) 'General chat'

Email kim.b@familyvoicesurrey.org

14th October (Wednesday 11am) 'School anxiety chat'

Do you have a child or young person who struggles with attending school or college? If so you may like to join our friendly support group.

Email lucy.y@familyvoicesurrey.org

14th October - 25th November 'SHINE Women Course'

Every Wednesday at 1pm

THE SHINE WOMEN PROGRAMME

Shine is a personal development programme that has been created to empower women irrespective of their cultural, educational, religious or socio-economic background. It is a solutions focused course that uses a practical and inspirational approach to learning. The aim of the course is to help women to develop their self esteem, build and establish their confidence, understand their personal value and unlock hidden potential. The course is designed to run in a group setting which makes it a great way to make new friends, to network and build meaningful relationships with other women.

***Please register for all 6 dates when booking a place on this course***

Sign up for this course (all 6 dates) via Eventbrite

The course is free for FVS members sign up here

Email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org for more details


15th October (Thursday 10.30am) 'Support group for Families who's children have Down's'

Nicole Farrell, our Guildford Coordinator will run a monthly coffee morning on the 2nd Thursday of each month for Families who have children with Down's.

For more information about this email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org.


15th October (Thursday 1pm) 'General chat'

Email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org

16th October (Friday 10.30am) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live

20th October (Tuesday 1pm) 'Qwell presentation'

We have Lexi from Qwell joining us to tell us more about their online counselling service.

Email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org


POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA.... 21st October (Wednesday 7pm – 8pm) 'Sibs talk'

Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings.

Email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org for more details


POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA ... 22nd October (Thursday 1pm) 'General chat with Healthwatch Surrey'

Who are they and what do they do

They are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. They are here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure their views shape the support they need.

How they work

There is a local Healthwatch in every area of England. They support local Healthwatch to find out what people like about services, and what could be improved, and share these views with those with the power to make change happen. Healthwatch also help people find the information they need about services in their area.

Nationally and locally, they have the power to make sure that those in charge of health and social care services hear people's voices. As well as seeking the public's views ourselves, they also encourage health and social care services to involve people in decisions that affect them.

Their approach

People's views come first - especially those who find it hardest to be heard.

They champion what matters to you and work with others to find ideas that work. They are independent and committed to making the biggest difference to you.

Email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org for more details

23rd October (Friday 10.30am) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live


24th October (Saturday 10am – 11am) 'General chat'

Email kim.b@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details


30th October (Friday 10.30am) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live


NOVEMBER


2nd - 6th November 'Preparing for Adulthood'

Book onto our Preparing for Adulthood event at the beginning of November which is taking place in the virtual world this year

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preparing-for-adulthood-event-tickets-125150230709























2nd November (Monday 7pm – 8.30pm) 'Dean Beadle talk' on autism, social needs and education

Dean Beadle has toured the UK for ten years sharing his experiences of being autistic. In recent years he has also spoken across Europe as well as undertaking four seminar tours of Australia and New Zealand. Through his humorous and insightful speeches Dean outlines his positive outlook on being autistic. An interview with Dean is featured as a key resource in the Autism Education Trust training programme which has just celebrated training over 100,000 schools staff.

Email rachael.f@familyvoicesurrey.org for more details


3rd November (Tuesday 1pm) 'Presentation from Surrey Young Carers'

We are joined by Debbie Bell (Senior Support Coordinator) from Action for Carers to tell us all about the services that they offer. Are you looking after a friend or relative? Then SYC are here to help Surrey’s carers of all ages, with free information, support, events, advice and more. If you’re looking after someone, give them a call on 0303 040 1234 to find out more, or visit www.actionforcarers.org.uk.

Email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details

4th November (Wednesday, 6pm -7pm) Self-harm in children with SEND - advice for parents via Zoom

Our expert speaker for this online event is Dr Mark Brown of Special Help 4 Special Needs. Mark will cover the issue of self-harm in children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, as well as the support which is available. There will also be time for discussion and questions.

The session will be delivered via Zoom - joining details will be emailed to registered attendees prior to the event.

Sign up for this course via Eventbrite

***This free event is for parent carers who are members of FVS (membership is free: sign up here)***

Email lucy.y@familyvoicesurrey.org or gretta.s@familyvoicesurrey.org for further information.

6th November (Friday 10.30am) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live


7th November (Saturday 10.30am - 12.30pm) 'Max J Green talk on living with Aspergers'

Max is an Actor, YouTuber and Public Speaker. He is also an Ambassador for the National Autistic Society and Wrestling Travel. Max has Aspergers and likes to share his experiences with others.

He is on You Tube as “MaxiAspie” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHd8h8opXiEoeE4j8gtfpQg?sub_confirmation=1

https://www.maxjgreen.com/

Email kim.b@familyvoicesurrey.org to subscribe to this event which will be open to 15 people. ***This free event is for parent carers who are members of FVS (membership is free: sign up here)***


10th November (Tuesday 1pm) 'General chat'

Email kim.b@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details


11th November (Wednesday 10.30am) 'General chat'

Email kim.b@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details

11th November (Wednesday 11am) 'School anxiety chat'

Do you have a child or young person who struggles with attending school or college? If so you may like to join our friendly support group.

Email lucy.y@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details


12th November (Thursday 10.30am) 'Support group for Families who's children have Down's'

Nicole Farrell, our Guildford Coordinator will run a monthly coffee morning on the 2nd Thursday of each month for Families who have children with Down's.

For more information about this email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org.


12th November (Thursday 1pm) 'General chat'

Email diana.p@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details

13th November (Friday 10.30am) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live

17th November (Tuesday 1pm) 'General chat'

Email lucy.y@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details

20th November (Friday 10.30am) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live

25th November (Wednesday 10.30am) 'General chat'

Email kim.b@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details

27th November (Friday 10.30am) Benedicte ‘Facebook Live’ FVS Facebook live

DECEMBER


4th December (Friday Time TBC) 'Mark Brown talk on Puberty & Neurodiversity'

Email kim.b@familyvoicesurrey.org for more details


9th December (Wednesday 11am) 'School anxiety chat'

Do you have a child or young person who struggles with attending school or college? If so you may like to join our friendly support group.

Email lucy.y@familyvoicesurrey.org for the zoom login details


10th December (Thursday 10.30am) 'Support group for Families who's children have Down's'

Nicole Farrell, our Guildford Coordinator will run a monthly coffee morning on the 2nd Thursday of each month for Families who have children with Down's.

For more information about this email nicole.f@familyvoicesurrey.org.

If you have any problems contacting the relevant organiser and/or accessing any of the above events, please email:

contact@familyvoicesurrey.org

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