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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: Your Deaf Identity

  • Tuesday 25 January 
  • 5pm to 6:30pm
  • on Zoom
  • recommended for deaf young people aged 8 to 14.

In this session, we’ll talk about all the things that make us who we are, and the part that deafness plays in this.
Your child will 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 encouraged to share their ideas.

Get informed: MPs, Parliament and Changing the World

  • Tuesday 8 February 
  • 5pm to 6pm
  • on Zoom
  • recommended for deaf young people aged 12 to 14.

Does your child want to make a difference on issues that matter to them? This session will help young people to understand how Parliament works, and how to campaign for support from their MP. Your child will also learn about exciting projects they can take part in, including our Changemaker Groups, and the Make a Change Fund

Get Informed: Your Deafness

  • Monday 28 February 
  • 5pm to 6:30pm
  • on Zoom
  • recommended for deaf young people aged 8 to 14.

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

Get Informed: How to Spend and Save Your Pocket Money

  • Wednesday 30 March
  • 5pm to 6:30pm
  • on Zoom
  • recommended for deaf young people aged 8 to 14.

Does your child want to learn how to manage their money? In this new addition to our Get Informed series, our special guest will share top tips on how to save money and spend it wisely.

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].