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Workshops for children & families

Our workshops are a great opportunity for children, young people, parents and families to meet and share experiences of life with a visible difference.

At our workshops, you can also discover valuable tips and techniques which help with issues such as teasing, bullying, social anxiety and social isolation.

I feel so much more confident about the future now. I feel well equipped with lots of different techniques to help me. I’m ready to face whatever life throws at me! I’m so happy that I was able to share my experiences with a lovely group of other relatable teens. I had the best time and wouldn’t change anything about it! Thank you!

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We are currently delivering our workshop events safely online to adhere with government COVID-19 advice. We have successfully delivered many workshops during lockdown and continue to offer different age groups and parents a range of events to suit their needs either at weekends or evenings.

Our next workshop

Our next workshop, “Looking Forward”, will take place on Tuesday 28 September. It will be aimed at 11-17-year-olds with a visible difference and will explore returning to school or starting a new school, building confidence, developing friendships and handling tricky social situations.

Bookings will open in mid-August. Attendance will be capped at 15 young people, so please check this page again in August to make sure you don’t miss out.

Future workshops

We have one further workshop planned for this year, on Sunday 5 December.

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Other support for children, young people and families

We have a range of support and services available for children, young people and their families. All of it is here to help you manage life with a visible difference, whether or not you choose to book a place at one of our workshops. Our resources include:

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