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Parent Space – Wednesday lunchtime

April 18, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 2, 2018

There are many challenges that come with parenting a deaf child as well as all the rewards as they overcome them! Come and talk to other parents about your experiences on the way.
From all the unknowns the diagnosis brings, to teenage identities, come and talk to others who are either finding the same challenges or who have experienced it all before you. With managing hearing aids and implants, communication and behaviour, there is always a lots to talk about!

The group will be coordinated by our trained counsellor Shelley Frost:

“I am from Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire and I’m really pleased to be able to bring this exciting new meeting space to your Family Centre called ‘Parent Space’.  I will be coordinating these groups each month but ideally the subjects will be decided by you and centred around what you would like to bring each month to discuss.  I would like to create this ‘space’ for you to offload and to discuss with other parents your experiences in parenting.

To let you know a little more about me, I am a trained counsellor, I currently counsel clients at an agency in Chippenham and I work for a company supporting Deaf adults in Bath with special needs.  I am studying sign language, I have just achieved level 3 BSL and I’ve just enrolled in level 4 and hope to progress to level 6.  My goal in learning sign language is to be a signing counsellor so Deaf people are able to access counselling the same way as hearing people as I feel passionate that counselling should be accessible to all.  I really look forward to meeting you all.”

Mums, Dads and carers all welcome. A creche is available for each session while parents are meeting but please let us know if this will be required.


April 18, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Elmfield School
Greystoke Avenue
Bristol, BS10 6AY United Kingdom


Emma Stevenson


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