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Health and Wellbeing for Parents and Carers

Health and Wellbeing for Parents and Carers
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Wednesday 23rd January 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Virginia House


*********Wednesday 23rd January 2019********

10 – 12 


Do you feel as though you always come last?

Is there always a never ending list of jobs?

Do you get tired of feel frazzled all the time?

All too often we can focus on our never ending list of jobs

 we become experts at looking after the needs of our children, partners and even our pets!!!to the determent of our OWN needs

If this is how you feel




Come along to the first of a series of wellbeing courses that we will be running throughout the year.

Together on our first course we will explore a variety of ways to take care and improve YOUR wellbeing.

Upcoming courses will include mindfulness, meditation and jewellery making.

We will then ask you about what you would like to see as future courses




These courses are being facilitated by On Course South West.  We  would ask parents/carers to enrol with them when they attend the course.





Bookings are closed for this event.

What our friends and families say...

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

“Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.”

January 2018

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

Activity Calendar

Please note our activities can be browsed by date using the interactive calendar below. A light green square indicates there are events scheduled on that day. Simply hover over the square and the number of events on that day will appear. Click on view events and a list of the events will be shown above. You can then click-through to go to the specific event page for more details and to book.

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