Meeting of Minds
Meeting of Minds was initially formed in 2015 by a small group of like minded and passionate mothers who were struggling to find support in the local community and answers from professional agencies when trying to tackle the challenges of raising a child with additional and complex needs. We gained official charity status in 2016.
Since then we are proud that our dedication, hard work and reputation has grown from strength to strength every year in our local area and we have managed to create and nurture a much needed support network for families and carers with children who have additional and complex needs.
We are continually striving to spread the word about our ethos, provide more access to key professionals and agencies, more events to educate and inform and more opportunities to connect with others in similar situations.
We are very thankful to all the local individuals, businesses and other charities who have shown us support throughout our journey so far and continue to generously donate to our cause.
C A R E
C - CONNECT
With the help of coffee and cake we gather every few weeks in various locations to meet with similar families. We socialise, chat, share stories and strategies for living well with our children.
Once a year we facilitate an opportunity for parents and carers to meet and feedback to key professionals that represent the various services our children use: Education, CAMHS, Social Work, NHS and others.
R - RELAX
We regularly run various fun and inclusive activities for our children: dance, golf, badminton, swimming and arts with lots more to come.
E - EDUCATE
Meeting of Minds offers parents, carers and siblings events that help to "tool up" for the journey ahead, from mindfulness workshops to presentations by practicing experts in medicine, psychology and psychiatry.
Confidentiality is of course very important to us and our all our members and committee appreciate and respect that anything said within our group isn’t repeated.