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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

Starting Secondary School

  • Tuesday 5 July
  • 4.30pm to 6pm
  • On Zoom
  • Recommended for deaf young people leaving primary school this year

This session will bring together deaf young people getting ready to move from primary to secondary school. We will share information on what to expect and support available.

It will also be an opportunity for deaf young people to chat to others going through the same transition.

Deaf Identity

  • 14 September
  • 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.

Dealing with Challenges at School

  • 21 September
  • 5pm to 6.30pm
  • On zoom
  • Recommended for deaf young people aged 11 to 14

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

This session will help your child find solutions to their problems and enjoy school more.
We will cover topics like:
• what it’s like to be deaf in a hearing school
• how to make friends and cope with bullies
• ways to feel more confident
• deaf awareness
• the technology available that can help.

They will have a chance to share their experiences and get advice from experts and other deaf young people.

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, Young People's Programme 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. 

Amy New, Young People's Programme Officer

Amy has been working with young people for over 10 years and has been at the National Deaf Children’s Society for 2 years. Amy delivers events and services for deaf young people age 8-14. She is passionate about providing opportunities for deaf young people to connect, learn and try new things.

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].