In this issue:

Gardening and time in nature for young people with learning disabilities (ages 16 - 25)

‘Branching Out’ by Triangle Community Garden is a social therapeutic horticulture programme for young people with learning disabilities, to spend time in nature and learn life skills.

This year they are running a 3 day Easter Scheme open to all young people in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, with funding from Bedfordshire Charitable Trust.Branching Out flyer

When: 9 - 11 April 2024, 9.30am - 3pm
Where: Ransom’s Recreation Ground, Hitchin SG5 1RB
How Much: £75 for 3 days for people who live outside of Bedfordshire, free for residents of Bedfordshire (with a £15 deposit, refundable on attendance).

For more details contact:
alice@trianglegarden.org or call 07887 725962.

Learn more about Branching Out at The Triangle Community Garden

Make sure your child or young person has their say about orthodontic care in Hertfordshire (all ages)

Healthwatch Orthodontics flyer

Healthwatch Hertfordshire want to hear from all children and young people who are having, or have recently had, orthodontic treatment in Hertfordshire. 

If your child or young person would be happy to take part in a focus group, or 1-1 interview, please email: info@healthwatchhertfordshire.co.uk or phone 01707 275978.  Parents or carers can also attend.

By sharing your views, you will be helping the NHS to ensure every child and young person receives the care and treatment they need. You will also receive a £10 voucher as a thank you for taking part.

New film to explain Lumi Nova app for helping children with fears and anxieties (ages 7-12)

Lumi Nova Tales of courage is a free therapeutic goal-based game aimed at 7-12 year-olds which can help them with problems such as mild to moderate anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, stress and any other worries.
The Lumi Nova team has created this short explainer film to help professionals, parents and carers know how it can support children:

Inclusive football, wellbeing and social clubs for young adults (ages 18+)

Inclusive United provides inclusive sport sessions during the daytime, weekdays, for young adults with learning disabilities. Sessions are available at various venues across Hertfordshire, including Hemel Hempstead and Hatfield. Sports sessions include inclusive football, futsal and wellbeing sessions.

New for Spring, a new sports and social hub for young adults runs every Tuesday morning at Grovehill Adventure playground.  A welcoming community space with a mix of indoor and outdoor inclusive sport and social activities.

Photo showing young adults enjoying sports actvities

For more information or to book any of the sessions, visit the Inclusive United website.  Group bookings and outreach sessions are also available.  Weekly bookings, payments online, on the day or direct payments accepted. 

Support for siblings of disabled children and National Siblings Day (all ages)

Sibs is a charity which supports brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.  Children who have a disabled sibling can have a whole mixture of feelings and experiences as part of their family life. Some of these are positive and enjoyable and some can be more negative and difficult.  On the Young Sibs section of the website you can find lots of information and advice which can help children manage these confusing emotions.  

National Siblings Day is taking place on Wednesday, 10th April. This year's theme is #ItsaSiblingThing and Sibs are inviting siblings, parents and organisations to show their support in raising awareness of siblings of disabled children and adults. They have activity sheets and resources for young siblings, as well as a workshop for adult siblings.

For more information about National Siblings day and downloads visit our website.

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View Easter activities and events

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Potential Kids Easter fun/ arts craft and cooking

Monday 8 April 1 - 2.30pm, Hatfield

Easter Fun - scavenger Hunt, Easter Crafts/Cooking and having fun! (ages 12+)

Families in Focus - Handling anger in your family (primary aged children)

6-week course starting Monday 15 April 6.30pm, online

A course for parents of primary aged children providing practical & proven techniques to reduce angry meltdowns in your family.

Phoenix Group for Deaf Children - cooking session

5 April 11am - 1.30pm, Stevenage

Come along and take part in a cooking session and test your skills (ages 17 - 30)