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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: Who Am I?

Saturday 19 June from 11.00am to 12.30pm

Recommended for deaf young people starting secondary school this year.

Your child is invited to join us for a session all about identity. We’ll think about all the things that make them who they are, and the part that deafness plays in this. They’ll learn to feel more comfortable with their deafness and how to be confidently independent in a hearing world.

There will be fun, interactive games and activities, and your child will be able to share their ideas too!

  • 11.00am: Welcome. Your child will meet their hosts and everyone else taking part.
  • 11.15am: Icebreaker Game.
  • 11.30am: Let’s Get Informed about identity.
  • 12.30pm: Time to log off.

Get Informed: Your Deafness

Thursday 15 July from 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Recommended for deaf young people aged 8 to 14 years old.

Would your child like to learn more about their deafness? We are joined for this event by Paediatric Audiologist Vicki Kirwin. Vicki will share interesting information on the ear, hearing, deafness, hearing aids and cochlear implants, and explain what a Paediatric Audiologist does.

  • 5.00pm: Welcome. Your child will meet their hosts and everyone else taking part.
  • 5.15pm: Icebreaker game.
  • 5.30pm: Let’s Get Informed about deafness.
  • 6.30pm: Time to log off.

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 your hosts

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

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].