Chesterfield Health & Wellbeing Day

Thanks to the generous grant from NDVA we were able to offer our parent/carers in Chesterfield and surrounding areas a Christmas themed Health & Wellbeing Day on Friday 1st December 2017 at the Assembly Rooms in Chesterfield.

As well as a fantastic buffet lunch, hot chocolate with cream and Christmas crackers parent/carers were treated to manicures from beauty students at Chesterfield College, facials and make -up from Oraflame, a fitness demonstration from DAWS, Jumping Clay from StraightCurves and of course, some amazing presents generously donated by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, hand delivered by Santa himself! Here are some photographs from the day.


A HUGE thank you to all the students from Chesterfield College for the pampering!

Thank you to Oraflame for the make-up and facials!

A MASSIVE thanks to Steve from DAWS for the Fitness Demonstration!

Thank you to Straight Curves for the fantastic Jumping Clay Demonstration!

And of course, the amazing ‘Santa’ for delivering the presents and bringing a smile to everyones face!


And Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for their generous donation of the Christmas gifts.

Some great talent was apparent on the art therapy/craft tables! Also a great opportunity for a drink and a natter.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a wonderful day for our parent/carers!




Parent/Carer Christmas Health & Wellbeing Day

Chesterfield Market

Friday 1st December 2017

10am – 2pm

Assembly Rooms

Market Hall, Soresby Street, Chesterfield.  S40 1AR

Art Therapy


Information Stands

Free Lunch and Refreshments

A Surprise Visitor

And More…

If you are a parent/carer of a child or young person with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability and would like to attend this event, please Book Here on Eventbrite.  Places are limited and this has been oversubscribed in the past so please do not hesitate to book your place!

Merry Christmas

Preparing for Adulthood – Kevin Murphy Presentation

There was a fantastic turn out for the presentation by Kevin Murphy on Monday 16th October on Preparing for Adulthood. Thank you so much to Kevin for such an informative day with lots of questions answered.

Kevin has very kindly forwarded his presentation including the self assessment form that he completed with his son. Please remember that this is his son’s self assessment individual to him and to be used as a guide only.

Section 17 Children Act 1989

My Self Assessment

Johns Journey

Preparing for Adulthood

with Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy has prepared this session sharing his son’s journey and transition from Children’s Services to Adult Services.  Come along and find out information and pick up tips for preparing your child/young person for this transition.

Join us at:

Denby Depot, Prospect Road, Denby, Ripley DE5 8RE 

Monday 16th October 2017 10am – 2pm

The workshop is free to attend.

There will be free refreshments and buffet lunch for all attendees.

Places are limited so please click here to book your place on Eventbrite.


Educational Psychologist Training for Derbyshire Parent/Carers

We received such a positive response from our November ‘Resilient Training Events’ delivered by the Educational Psychologists. Many of you asked for a longer session.

We are working in conjunction with DIASS to offer training in 4 locations in Derbyshire – Buxton, Alfreton, Swadlincote and Ripley – we hope that you can attend one of them!

Lunch and refreshments are included – please let us know if you have any dietary rquirements.

You are required to book your place as spaces are limited. Please book using the Eventbrite links below:





Alternatively to book your place please send us your name, address, email and telephone number via one of the following:


Phone:           01629 533 666

Please include dietary, access or transport requirements.

We will confirm your booking.

Tracey Green – Behaviour Management

Tracey is giving her training on behaviour management we have uploaded some pictures take a look.

Let us know of any interest you have in us running different kinds of training in the future, maybe:

IPSEA training?

Sensory Processing Workshop?

More Behaviour Training?

Educational Psychology?

Any other ideas?

Let us know below by completing this form:

Annual Empowerment Event

We’re looking forward to seeing you there

10am at The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2EH

Booking essential and if you have a place it will have been confirmed already

Don’t forget if you have booked a place at our AGM/Annual Empowerment Event and can no longer make it, please let us know so we can offer your place to someone else.

Health & Wellbeing Event

On the 20th January we held our Health & Wellbeing Event at The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, funded by The Better Derbyshire Dales Fund.

We had over 50 parents & carers of children/young people with Special Educational Needs &/or Disabilities attending and was an event enjoyed by all.

We hope to offer more events like this in the future and thank you for the feedback we received on the day.

A special thank you to Peter Plan It Photography for the fabulous photos taken on the day


And finally……….

Congratulations to Nicola Johnson who won a Spa Day for 2 at The Derbyshire Hotel……ENJOY


Prize Draw Winners

We are very pleased to announce that we have drawn our Christmas card prize draw and have 3 winners of £50 Love2shop vouchers.

Kaye Ashley from Long Eaton

Wendy Silvey from Swadlincote

Harley Jackson from Buxton

We hope you all enjoy your £50 vouchers and we would like to thank DIASS for their kind contribution to this prize draw