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Navy workshops

We’ve partnered with the RNRMC and AFCFT to offer empowering, online workshops for parents of neurodivergent children within the naval community.

Who is it for?

Parents of neurodivergent children within the naval community.

When does it run?

Various times – see groups below

How much does it cost?

The workshops are free to attend.

How to access the service

Use our booking form at the bottom of this page

About this project

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) have partnered with Kids to provide a wide range of support such as courses and workshops specifically for the Royal Navy community.

The ‘Nurturing Anchors’ course is designed to empower parent carers of neurodivergent children. Led by skilled facilitators with lived experience as parents of children who are neurodiverse, these workshops aim to improve your sense of empowerment, resilience, and confidence as a parent carer.

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Current groups

We are currently running four groups:

Behaviour workshops

Discover invaluable insights and actionable strategies at our three-hour workshop designed for naval families, specifically crafted to tackle the unique challenges of parenting neurodivergent children.

Led by practitioners with firsthand experience, we explore crucial topics including ADHD, autism, and learning difficulties.

Learn about key tools such as ABC and STAR approaches, the feelings thermometer, and the soothe box, then elevate your behaviour management skills with sensory support strategies.

Join us as we empower you with practical knowledge and effective approaches to navigate the complexities of parenting neurodiverse children.

Behaviour workshop dates
2/05/202411.00am – 12.00 noon
6/06/20246.00pm – 9.00pm
11/07/2024 5.00pm – 8.00pm
8/08/20245.00pm – 8.00pm

Nurturing Anchors

The Nurturing Anchors programme is a collaborative, ten-week, initiative aimed at enhancing health and well-being for parents of children with additional needs and disabilities through achievable behaviours guided by the CLANGERS framework, led by fellow parent carers.

We are running two groups in the run up to summer. Each group has 10 sessions. The only difference between the groups is that one takes place during the day and the other in the evening.

Nurturing Anchors dates
Group 1Thu 16/05/24 to Thu 11/07/247.00pm – 9.00pm
Group 2Mon 03/06/24 to Mon 05/08/2411:00am – 1.00pm

Understanding me for parents

Develop practical strategies to support your child’s unique needs. Foster a sense of community and understanding within the naval family while learning how to support your own unique needs as a parent/carer. Don’t miss this opportunity to empower yourself and your child.

Delivered by Family Intervention Practitioners with lived experience as navy spouses and navy life who understand the issues that military life represents when raising a child with special needs.

Understanding Me consists of six workshops over a six week period and is part of our Targeted Workshop Series,  empowering naval community parents of neurodivergent children.


Understanding me dates
Wed 01/05/2024 to Wed 05/06/202411.00am – 12.00 noon

Coffee & connect

A monthly Coffee & Connect online drop-in session, specially created for anyone with lived experience of parenting or caring for neurodivergent children.

This is your opportunity to catch up with practitioners and specialists who provide guidance, support, and valuable advice. Relax and chat in a comfortable and informal setting, where you can build peer-to-peer connections with others facing similar journeys.

Sessions are informative and supportive, offering a space for sharing experiences and gaining valuable insights. Don’t miss out on this chance to connect, unwind, and empower yourself with knowledge and support, and build a supportive community together.

Coffee & connect dates
Mon 13/05/241.00pm – 3.00pm
Mon 20/05/247.00pm – 9.00pm
Mon 17/06/247.00pm – 9.00pm
Mon 22/07/241.00pm – 3.00pm
Mon 7/08/247.00pm – 9.00pm
Mon 21/08/24  12.30pm – 2.30pm

Sign up to a group

If you are interested in joining one of our groups please complete the form below and one of our staff will get back to you.

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“I couldn’t have asked for a better course. I would hugely recommend it to anybody who has a neurodivergent child. It’s priceless.”