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Get Informed online workshops

Photo: A boy wearing a hearing aid points at the computer.

We believe that deaf children are amazing and can do anything. We also know that access to great information is vital to support them along the way.

That’s why we are running these Get Informed workshops for children aged 8 to 14. We'll cover helpful topics such as starting secondary school, using technology, and how to manage feelings.

Upcoming online workshops

Get Informed: Dealing with Challenges at School

  • Tuesday 5 October
  • on Zoom
  • 8 to 11 year olds: 5pm to 6.30pm
  • 12 to 14 year olds: 7pm to 8.30pm

Is your child struggling to settle back into school after the holidays? Perhaps they are finding it difficult to make friends, or their peers and teachers aren't showing good deaf awareness.

This session is designed to help your child reflect on their experiences and find solutions to problems they are facing in school.

We will cover topics like:

  • being deaf in a hearing school
  • making friends and dealing with bullies
  • deaf awareness
  • confidence
  • using technology at school.

Young people will have the chance to share their experiences and get advice from experts, as well as their peers.

Get Informed: Being Independent and Travelling About

  • Thursday 14 October
  • 4.30pm to 6pm
  • on Zoom
  • recommended for deaf young people aged 8 to 14.

Would your child like to learn more about independent travel? This session will cover how they can develop their confidence and learn some tools for travelling independently, whether that’s going to school, visiting friends and family, or taking part in a new activity.

Get Informed: Dealing with Tiredness

  • Saturday 13 November
  • 10.30am to 12 noon
  • on Zoom
  • recommended for deaf young people aged 8 to 14.

Does your child struggle with feeling tired? Do they tell you they feel more tired than their hearing friends? They are not alone!

We invite your child to this event to meet with others who also struggle with feeling tired. We'll explore why they might feel this way, and share some practical advice to help.

More information: what your child will need to join us

These workshops will be on Zoom. As long as your child has access to a computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection, they will be able to take part.

Once your child's place is confirmed, we’ll send out all the information they need to join us.

Communication support

Closed captioning and British Sign Language interpreters will be available.

Meet the hosts

Arran, Amy and Siobhan from our Enablement team will be on hand at our workshops to answer any questions.

Arran Masterman, Enablement Officer

Arran is a profoundly deaf BSL user who also has a cochlear implant. He has been at the National Deaf Children’s Society for over four years, and has volunteered at many of our events.

Arran feels passionate about ensuring deaf young people can have a bright future, and is delighted to be working with them and their families in his new role. Previously he worked in our Finance team.

Amy New, Young Enablement Officer

Amy has been working with young people for over ten years. You might have seen her before at one of our creative writing or illustration events. She can’t wait to join you at the exciting new events we have coming up!

Siobhan Kewley, Enablement Manager

Siobhan has been working with young people for over 10 years and has been at the National Deaf Children’s Society for 5 years. Siobhan manages online events for deaf young people aged 8-14 and their families. She is passionate about ensuring events are safe, inclusive, empowering, informative and fun!

Got a topic you'd like us to cover?

If there is a topic that you or your child would like us to cover, we'd love to know about it! Please send any ideas or questions to [email protected].

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