Ruth’s Monday Speech & Language – Blue Groups

Ruth’s Monday Speech & Language – Blue Groups

Small group sessions delivered by Highly Specialist NHS Speech & Language Therapist, Ruth Mercer.

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Please note these are not drop in sessions – if you are interested in a place in our Speech & Language groups please contact us.

Email: ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Telephone: 07902 054355

Thank you! See you on Monday 

Juniors Football Session

Juniors Football Session

Come and join us at Football World Leeds from 10am to 11am, and join two coaches, Simon & Mark for our Junior FC sessions for ages four to 9-years-old.

This session is lots of fun but also has structure, and focuses on learning and developing physical skills, increasing confidence and being part of a team.

If you have a child who is older than 9-years-old, we also have an intermediate session which runs on different Sunday’s, for people up to 16-years-old. Please see our calendar for dates.

Lauren’s Wednesday Speech & Language – Purple Groups

Lauren’s Wednesday Speech & Language – Purple Groups

Small group sessions delivered by Independent Speech & Language Therapist Lauren Drake.

speech and language_5Please note these are not drop in sessions – if you are interested in a place in our Speech & Language groups please contact us.

Email: ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Telephone: 07902 054355

See you on Wednesday 

Sunshine & Smiles – Great Charity Book Giveaway

Sunshine & Smiles – Great Charity Book Giveaway

Our fab Great Charity Book Giveaway is back for the 7th year!!

It is one of the most important fundraisers of the year and enables us to support our Sunshine & Smiles superstars in a wide range of activities such as Speech & Language therapy, dance, swimming, football, and much more! It also contributes towards our vital support for over 130 families in Leeds.

How does it work?

Simple – make a donation on entry and take away as many book as your arms can carry.

We have thousands of books to giveaway and homemade cakes, coffee and other refreshments will be available throughout the day, served by our 21 Co. team!

Can you donate your books?

Yes! We would love for you to bring any books you no longer need 🙂

How can I help?

If you could offer any help on the day such setting up or tidying away please let us know, and donations of cakes or biscuits are always very gratefully received!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lauren’s Saturday Speech & Language – Red Groups

Lauren’s Saturday Speech & Language – Red Groups

Small group sessions delivered by Independent Speech & Language Therapist Lauren Drake.

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Please note these are not drop in sessions – if you are interested in a place in our Speech & Language groups please contact us.

Email: ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Telephone: 07902 054355

Thank you! See you on Saturday 

For future dates, please see our Events Calendar.

Ruth’s Monday Speech & Language – Yellow Groups

Ruth’s Monday Speech & Language – Yellow Groups

Small group sessions delivered by Highly Specialist NHS Speech & Language Therapist, Ruth Mercer.

Speech groups

Please note these are not drop in sessions – if you are interested in a place in our Speech & Language groups please contact us.

Email: ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Telephone: 07902 054355

Thank you! See you on Monday 

Positive Behaviour Support Workshops

Positive Behaviour Support Workshops

We are very pleased to be able to offer our families 3 workshops around Positive Behaviour Support. This will be our final workshop.

The sessions will be run by Cherie Andrews, Mum to Luke, who attends Sunshine & Smiles. Cherie also has 23 years experience and knowledge in a professional capacity as a registered learning disability nurse and health visitor. She worked in the Learning Disability Nursing team for 7 years and in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for 3 years.

Her keen interest and experience in these roles was positive behaviour support where she developed, set up & ran a course for families as well as helping to develop a positive behaviour pathway within CAMHS.

Cherie has extensive experience supporting parents & carers in group sessions and on an individual basis.

The sessions will be a course of workshops and will be three, two hour sessions run on a Sunday afternoon between 1pm – 3pm on 16th June, 23rd June & 7th July. If you are reading this article after the 23rd June and have not attended the first two sessions you will not be able to book on, as this is a 3-week workshop.

The aims of the sessions will be to:

  • Look at understanding triggers for different behaviours
  • Look at positive strategies to distract or minimise different behaviours
  • Explore coping mechanisms & strategies for families
  • Developing positive behaviour support ideas & plans

positive behaviour 2Although Cherie will be facilitating the sessions and bringing her experience, skills & knowledge we hope that this will be an opportunity to families to share and explore any specific issues in a safe & supportive environment

We can offer space for 8 – 10 families on these first 3 sessions. (a family can be up to 2 adults who have a caring responsibility for a child; e.g parent or carer, extended family member or personal assistant). We will hope to have a number of volunteers on hand to offer support & activities for children in a separate room if childcare is an issue).

If you would like to book a place on these sessions please email: ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk and cherie@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk with the names of the adult or adults who will be attending and any children (with their ages) who will be coming so we can ensure we have sufficient staff & volunteers in attendance for a creche service.

Lauren’s Sunday Speech & Language – Green Groups

Lauren’s Sunday Speech & Language – Green Groups

Small group sessions delivered by Independent Speech & Language Therapist Lauren Drake.

speech and language_1Please note these are not drop in sessions – if you are interested in a place in our Speech & Language groups please contact us.

Email: ailith@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Telephone: 07902 054355

See you on Sunday