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26 Mar Meet the SEND Heads Q&A Panel session

Our online 'Meet the SEND Heads' Q&A panel session will be on Friday 26th March 10 am - 12 noon. 

As we are unable to run our usual Meet the SEND Heads Parents' Conference event this year, we will instead be holding an online Q&A session with a panel of all the Heads of Services for children and young people (aged 0-25) with SEND in the London Borough of Enfield. 

The panel includes the Heads of SEND Services, Social Care, Joint Service for Disabled Children, Education, Educational Psychology Service, Health, CAMHS, Integrated Learning Disability Service, Transport and Travel Brokers. 

See our flyer for full details. 

Book your place here

When booking, you will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance, book 1:1 sessions with professionals to discuss individual issues regarding your child, and have your say on what events and workshops Our Voice should run for the rest of the year. 

18 Mar Tree of Life taster session

Our 'Tree of Life' taster session takes place on Thursday 18th March 10.30 am - 11.30 am

The 'Tree of Life' is a way of thinking about the unique skills and opportunities we have which can help us in our roles as parents of children with Special Needs and Disabilities. This taster session led by an Educational Psychologist will give parents an opportunity to look at the techniques used and focus on their own wellbeing. 

Parents will have the opportunity to put themselves forward for a full support group programme if they wish to do so. 

For more details see the booklet and book your place here

16 Mar Vaccinations videoconference for parents

Find out about Covid-19 vaccinations: Tuesday 16th March 10.30 - 11.30 am 

This videoconference is organised in conjunction with Public Health Enfield and will look at the latest news regarding the Coronavirus vaccination, and answer related questions from parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs, including the priority for carers and the vaccination of young people who are clinically extremely vulnerable or have other health conditions. 

5 Mar Holding it together during a pandemic

Our online session 'Holding it together during a pandemic' takes place on Friday 5th March 10.30 - 11.30 am 

The session will look at some of the challenges of experiencing lockdown with children who have additional needs. 

We will be joined by a Family Therapist who will talk about children's mental health, understanding anxiety and building an emotional connection with your children, as well as looking after your own mental health. 

For more details see our brochure and book your place here

2 Mar Cuppa and Chat evening

Our next evening 'Cuppa and Chat' session will be on Tuesday 2nd March 8.30 - 9.30  pm 

These informal online sessions give parents and carers of children with Special Needs and Disabilities an opportunity to connect with others who may be facing similar challenges (including members of the Our Voice team), to share experiences and ask questions. 

In this session we will be joined by a Children's Wellbeing Practitioner for a short relaxation exercise which you may find useful both during the day or when trying to get to sleep after a stressful day, or which you may wish to try using with your children as a calming technique. 

The sessions are completely informal so don't worry if you need to arrive late, start early, or face regular interruptions from your children. 

No need to book - just join us on your computer, tablet or smartphone here. If you have not used 'GoTo Meetings' before you will need to install the app first here

For full details see our leaflet here

25 Feb Cancelled: Coping with Home Learning

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our 'Coping with Home Learning' which was scheduled for Thursday 25th February 10.30 - 11.30 am, with Dr Emma Gore-Langton from the Enfield Educational Psychology team. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

24 Feb Cuppa and Chat

Our next 'Cuppa and Chat' session will be on Wednesday 24th February 10.30 - 11.30 am 

These informal online sessions give parents and carers of children with Special Needs and Disabilities an opportunity to connect with others who may be facing similar challenges (including members of the Our Voice team), to share experiences and ask questions. 

In this session we will be joined by a Children's Wellbeing Practitioner for a short relaxation exercise which you may find useful both during the day or when trying to get to sleep after a stressful day, or which you may wish to try using with your children as a calming technique. 

The sessions are completely informal so don't worry if you need to arrive late, start early, or face regular interruptions from your children. 

No need to book - just join us on your computer, tablet or smartphone here. If you have not used 'GoTo Meetings' before you will need to install the app first here

For full details see our leaflet here

17 Feb Mr Marvel's Zoom Party

Our next event for children will be an online party exclusive to Our Voice members only. 

It takes place on Wednesday 17th February from 2-3 pm, with the ever-popular Mr Marvel, and his magic bunny, lots of interactive games and magic. 

If you are on our mailing list you will receive details of how to book. 

If you are not yet on our mailing list - please email us at info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk to join. 

9 Feb Protecting your vulnerable dependants - do's and don'ts

Join us for this free webinar with Estate Planning Solutions, 8-9 pm on Tuesday 9th February. 

The session will look at the Do's and Don'ts of protecting your vulnerable dependants. 

If you have children with special needs or disabilities, it is vitally important to plan for their long-term future and to think about who can make decisions for them in adult life.

This seminar will look at what you need to think about and what pitfalls you need to avoid.  

You must pre-book your place here.

For more details see the flyer here

21 Dec 2020 Christmas party

This year's party will be an online party exclusive to Our Voice members only. 

It takes place on Monday 21st December, 4- 5 pm, with the ever-popular Mr Marvel, and his magic bunny, lots of interactive festive games and magic, and a special visit from Santa! 

If you are on our mailing list you will receive details of how to book. 

If you are not yet on our mailing list - please email us at info@ourvoiceenfield.org.uk to join.