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FREE online workshop for families living in Scotland affected by Cleft, Microtia, Craniosynostosis, Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia, Coloboma

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Connecting Communities brings together charities in Scotland to explore how charities can work together to deliver joint services. We are launching our joint workshops taking place online in January and February and, if possible, a face to face event in March/April.

The events are for children & young people from around 8 years upwards and their families with the following conditions:

  • Cleft Lip and/or Palate
  • Craniosynostosis and other rare craniofacial conditions
  • Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia or Coloboma
  • Microtia

The charities involved are CLAPA, Headlines, MACS & Microtia UK

If your child is a little younger and would still like to participate please do register and we'll get in touch with you to discuss.

The online workshops will be led by Changing Faces a charity supporting and representing people who have a visible difference to the face, hands, or body. The workshops will give you practical tools and techniques on how to deal with curious questions and staring, bullying and friendships. There will also be a short mindfulness session at the end of week 1.

Please read all the information below before registering.

Join us on Saturday 5th February at 10.30am for our first workshop

  • How to deal with curious questions and staring: practical tools and techniques
  • How to deal with bullying and how to engage with schools.
  • Introduction to self-care and mindful breathing with a guided relaxation for all the family to take part!

Join us on Saturday 12th March at 10.30am for our second workshop

  • Friendships and what makes a good friend?

Join us in March/April for our face to face Family Day. Details to be discussed during the online workshops.

These workshops are most suitable for children aged 8+ and their family members (an adult must be present). If your child is younger but you are still keen to attend the workshop please register and we will contact you to discuss.

If you book and then cannot attend, please let us know ASAP so we can give your space to someone else.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we'll do all we can to help your family take part.

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Places are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.  This is a family event so at least one adult must be present. 

We will email out the Zoom link to join the session at least one hour before the session starts. Please check your spam folder if you can't find this link.

We ask that you book a place for everyone who will be attending online, even although you'll be attending using the same device. This helps us keep the event running smoothly and safely, and also helps us to decide what kind of events to organise in the future.

The event registration details are being collected and processed by CLAPA. If you consent, CLAPA will share your detail with the other charities who can offer support.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Gillian by email at info@clapa.com

Attendance is free and places are limited.  If you wish to attend then please register.  If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place so we can offer it to someone else.  Please do give someone else the opportunity if you can't make it.

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Organiser Cleft Lip and Palate Association

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The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is a small charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cleft in the United Kingdom.

Three babies are born with a cleft every day in the UK. CLAPA is a community of families, patients and health professionals, all dedicated to raising awareness and working together to overcome any barriers caused by cleft lip and palate.

Our vision is of a society where everyone affected by cleft feels supported, connected and empowered to take control wherever they are on their cleft journey.

Registered Charity England & Wales (1108160) and Scotland (SC041034)

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