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TA events calendar

Due to Public Health measures concerning the coronavirus, our workshops and support groups have moved online. We will continue to follow government advice and will keep you updated with developments regarding our in-person events which we hope will go ahead in the latter part of the year.

We are running online support groups for adults, parents and teenagers.  Please click here for further information.

< March 2021 >

Monday 01 March

20:00 Coprolalia support group, online via zoom

Coprolalia support group

Join our online support group especially for parents of people with coprolalia. Come along and meet others for support and understanding.

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Tuesday 02 March

20:00 Parent support group, online via zoom

Parent support group

Join our evening online support group to meet other parents for mutual support and a friendly chat.

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Wednesday 03 March

19:30 WEBINAR - Understanding and supporting research into tics and TS, Online via zoom

WEBINAR - Understanding and supporting research into tics and TS

We all know how important research is to the advancement of understanding and treatments for tics, so we are delighted to bring you this bespoke session to talk about research into tics and TS.

Hosted by PhD students Marta Topor from the University of Surrey, and Hannah Slack from the University of Nottingham, this informal presentation will shed light on various topics including:

Why is research into Tics and TS important?
Research Ethics - What happens before researchers can invite you to participate in their studies?
What are the different types of research studies available?
How can you get involved?

You will hear about their current research projects and have a chance to ask questions at the end.

We welcome adults, parents and children to take part and anyone who has an interest in getting involved.

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Thursday 04 March

10:00 Parents Coffee Morning, online via zoom

Parents Coffee Morning

Join our regular Thursday morning online support group to meet other parents for mutual support and a friendly chat.

 

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17:00 Beatbox Masterclass, online via zoom

Beatbox Masterclass

 Back by popular demand, sign up for our Beatbox workshop for 8-18 year olds with Dean Yhnell.

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19:00 Adults with TS Support group, online via zoom

Adults with TS Support group

Join our friendly group of adults for mutual support, understanding and friendship.

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Friday 05 March

19:00 Befriender training and introduction to volunteering on the helpdesk, Online via zoom

Befriender training and introduction to volunteering on the helpdesk

Not everyone is able to access a local support group and some people prefer to communicate with others on a one-to-one basis. This is where our volunteer befrienders can help.

Many families and adults have told us that they would like to be able to email or telephone another family , adult, teenager or child to talk candidly about their experiences with someone who understands, who has been through similar experiences.

The main role of the befriender (you, the volunteer) is to offer informal support and a listening ear by forming a trusting and supportive relationship by email/or telephone with the service user. If successful, the relationship will help to reduce isolation and provide information, understanding and mutual friendship.

Many people may feel lost, socially isolated and stressed following a diagnosis of TS or whilst navigating the health system to seek a diagnosis. They may be distressed about living with Tourettes or managing it within a school or work environment. Our volunteer befrienders can play a part in helping reduce all of these feelings and to help the person or family to move forward.

The role is home based and hours are to suit.

There will also be a short introduction to volunteering on our helpdesk.

The training will take no more than 1.5 hours.

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Saturday 06 March

10:00 Befriender training and introduction to volunteering on the helpdesk, Online via zoom

Befriender training and introduction to volunteering on the helpdesk

Not everyone is able to access a local support group and some people prefer to communicate with others on a one-to-one basis. This is where our volunteer befrienders can help.

Many families and adults have told us that they would like to be able to email or telephone another family , adult, teenager or child to talk candidly about their experiences with someone who understands, who has been through similar experiences.

The main role of the befriender (you, the volunteer) is to offer informal support and a listening ear by forming a trusting and supportive relationship by email/or telephone with the service user. If successful, the relationship will help to reduce isolation and provide information, understanding and mutual friendship.

Many people may feel lost, socially isolated and stressed following a diagnosis of TS or whilst navigating the health system to seek a diagnosis. They may be distressed about living with Tourettes or managing it within a school or work environment. Our volunteer befrienders can play a part in helping reduce all of these feelings and to help the person or family to move forward.

The role is home based and hours are to suit.

There will also be a short introduction to volunteering on our helpdesk.

The training will take no more than 1.5 hours.

More information

Tuesday 09 March

20:00 Dads/male role models support group, online via zoom

Dads/male role models support group

Hosted by Nick who has a son with TS, this group is especially for dads or male role models of children with TS.

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Thursday 11 March

10:00 Parents Coffee Morning, online via zoom

Parents Coffee Morning

Join our regular Thursday morning online support group to meet other parents for mutual support and a friendly chat.

 

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19:00 Adults with TS Support group, online via zoom

Adults with TS Support group

Join our friendly group of adults for mutual support, understanding and friendship.

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Sunday 14 March

14:00 Guildford Support Group, online via zoom

Guildford Support Group

Join the friendly folk from the Guildford support group for a catch up, chat and support.

Contact Dave on 07931 968583 for joining details.

Wednesday 17 March

20:00 Parent support group, online via zoom

Parent support group

Join our evening online support group to meet other parents for mutual support and a friendly chat.

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Thursday 18 March

10:00 Parents Coffee Morning, online via zoom

Parents Coffee Morning

Join our regular Thursday morning online support group to meet other parents for mutual support and a friendly chat.

 

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19:00 Adults with TS Support group, online via zoom

Adults with TS Support group

Join our friendly group of adults for mutual support, understanding and friendship.

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Friday 19 March

20:00 WEBINAR - TS and Mental Health Wellbeing, online via zoom

WEBINAR - TS and Mental Health Wellbeing

We are thrilled to collaborate with Kate Golding for our next webinar about mental health and wellbeing in TS.

Kate Golding is a Consultant Nurse in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and National Trainer at Mental Health First Aid England

The webinar will cover anxiety, depression and what mental health looks like. Kate will also introduce the stress container and how to check in with people. This session will cover mental health in general so is suitable for both parents and adults.

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Tuesday 23 March

16:30 Bake Along with TA, online via zoom

Bake Along with TA

Especially for our 8-12 year old's with tics and TS, this afternoon support group will bring youngsters together for fun and laughter. 

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17:30 Teenage get together, online via zoom

Teenage get together

Calling all 13-18 year olds! Join our online support group to meet others with tics and TS. Activity TBA

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Thursday 25 March

10:00 Parents Coffee Morning, online via zoom

Parents Coffee Morning

Join our regular Thursday morning online support group to meet other parents for mutual support and a friendly chat.

 

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19:00 Adults with TS Support group, Online via zoom

Adults with TS Support group

Join our friendly group of adults for mutual support, understanding and friendship.

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