Courses and events for professionals working with deaf children

Education workshops

We'll be running more education workshops in the autumn. Look out for more information soon. 

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Healthy Minds - training for professionals

Our Healthy Minds programme explores good emotional health and well-being for deaf young people. We train professionals to deliver the series of sessions for deaf children with an emphasis on deaf young people finding their own solutions to the problems they may encounter. We believe this provides life-long learning tools. Tackling issues such as low self-esteem, isolation, stress and anxiety, Healthy Minds encourages young deaf people to use positive strategies for dealing with change, managing their deafness, developing their self-esteem and confidence and building a repertoire of social skills.

Six sessions cover the following topics:

  • What is a healthy mind?
  • Developing good emotional well-being
  • Support mechanisms and looking after your body
  • Identity – Who am I?
  • Owning and managing deafness
  • I’m okay being deaf

People attending the training courses range from Teachers of the Deaf and teaching assistants to speech and language therapists, youth workers, paediatricians and clinical psychologists.  

Healthy Minds training 

Our next training days for professionals are as follows. Download the flyers for more information.

Sheffield - 14 November 2016
Healthy Minds - Sheffield 14 Nov 2016 (171 kb) [pdf]

Old Colwyn, Wales - 29 November 2016
Healthy Minds - Wales 29 Nov 2016 (171 kb) [pdf]

London - 14 December 2016
Healthy Minds flyer - London 14 Dec 2016 (93 kb) [pdf]

Belfast, Northern Ireland - 10 January 2017
Healthy Minds flyer - Belfast 10 Jan 2017 (171 kb) [pdf]

Cardiff, Wales - 7 February 2017
Healthy Minds Training Cardiff 7 Feb 2017 (171 kb) [pdf]

Gateshead - 14 March 2017
Healthy Minds flyer - Gateshead 14 March 2017 (171 kb) [pdf]

Courses to be confirmed are:

Scotland - March 2017.

Contact the emotional health and well-being team for more information, including how to find out if there will be training near you or to discuss setting up a training course.

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Bespoke workshops

Bespoke workshops  to meet your service’s specific needs are also available including on, for example, morphology, working memory, assessments, creating good listening environments, meeting the needs of children with mild or moderate hearing loss and implementing SEN reform and understanding what a good Education, Health and Care plan looks like. Contact professionals@ndcs.org.uk for more information. 

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