Space 2 Talk – support groups for parents

If you are you the parent or carer of a young person with a disability or an additional need you are welcome to join us at our Space 2 Talk drop-ins.

Please note that since the Covid-19 lockdown started, Space 2 Be Me’s face 2 face drop ins have been affected but we are finalising some face to face meetings. However we are offering virtual support groups via Zoom and our one to one family support service is available by Zoom/Teams, telephone, email and now in person. We are also introducing peer support groups run by parent volunteers who have come forward. If you need any help please contact support@space2beme.org.uk.

Virtual Space 2 Talk

If you would like to join in, please book via the relevant Eventbrite link.

Upcoming dates are:

Friday 17th September 2021 – 12-1pm BOOK

Monday 11th October 2021 8-9pm BOOK

Wednesday 10th November 2021 10-11am BOOK

Tuesday 7th December 2021 1-2pm BOOK

Take a break, have a mug of tea or coffee and meet other families on a similar journey. Space 2 Talk is a one stop shop for support in any area of additional/special needs, with a family support worker on hand to provide a listening ear over a coffee. Please note that no formal diagnosis is required for access to this service.

Each session is attended by a Family Support Worker, who is available to help with specific issues you may be facing, either at the drop in, or via a one to one appointment afterwards.

Maidstone

We will be back at Fusion Cafe in Maidstone for support….watch this space for dates or email supprt@space2beme.org.uk to find out more and express an interest in attending our sessions.

Snodland

We are delighted to be bringing back some of our face to face Space 2 Talk sessions.

To come along and join us in Snodland, please click on the link below to book via Eventbrite:

Thursday 21st October 2021 10-11:30am BOOK

Tuesday 23rd November 2021 10-11:30am BOOK

Please contact support@space2beme.org.uk for further information.

Tunbridge Wells

We are attending new parent and parent coffee mornings at Oakley School starting in September 2021. Please contact support@space2beme.org.uk to find out more

Space 2 Be Me will also be attending drop ins for parents and carers of children/young people
with Autistic Spectrum Condition. These are run by the Specialist Teacher team in Tunbridge Wells, however one of our Family Support Officers will usually be in attendance for at least part of the session. See below for times and dates:

Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Groups are part of a new initiative for Space 2 Be Me, and are volunteer-led friendship meetings with like-minded peers who are also parents to children with additional needs. The groups aim to help people build connections, find out more about Space 2 Be Me and access support through our family support service. There is often a member of support staff on hand or else you can put in a request via the group for a support worker to contact you.

We currently run one in Leybourne Chase Community Centre on Wednesdays during term times between 7.30 to 8.30pm. Please email maxine@space2beme.org.uk or call 01622 764566 for further information or if you wish to attend the group.

We are looking to roll out peer support groups across West Kent so if it is something you are interested in getting involved in please do get in touch with fiona@space2berme.org.uk

Current Peer Support Groups

For more information about the drop-ins and peer support groups or if you would rather have a one to one chat with a Family Support Worker please call 01622 764566 or email support@space2beme.org.uk.