Coffee and Chat

“I have been to the last two and want to acknowledge how good they really are. A huge thanks to the team for putting them together and the partners who contribute. The programme is high quality both in terms of content, engagement and wide representation. Often you have to pay for national conferences that are not nearly as good as your Coffee and Chats.”
Kate Barker, Joint Strategic Commissioning Convener- Children and All Age Mental Health, Surrey CC
“Thank you so much for this event, it was very helpful and interesting with resources and tools we can use.”
Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders session
“Brilliant and helpful presentation… Thank you so much – lots to learn and understand.”
(Pathological) Demand Avoidance (PDA) session
“Brilliant session – thank you everyone. I look forward to sharing the information with my staff and volunteers.”
Sleep session
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Coffee and Chats are informal lunchtime sessions open to everyone working with children, young people and their families. We typically invite a charity and/or public sector colleagues to come and share their experiences in a particular area, before opening up to Q&A and discussion.

Previous sessions include…

Trauma informed … LGBTQ+ … Exploitation … Supporting Parents … (Pathological) Demand Avoidance (PDA) … Emotionally Based School Non-Attendance (EBSNA) … Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders … Sleep

Catch up on previous Coffee and Chat sessions by viewing our YouTube playlist.

Are you working with and/or volunteering with babies, children, young people and families in Surrey?

If the answer is YES then we want to hear from you!

We want to find out how we (and other agencies around the Surrey) can help you to help our children and families.

Sadly, we haven’t got a magic money tree, so we’re not looking for answers like “funding” or “new services”. However, we do believe that we can help in other ways – we are looking at actionable insights – what are the ‘hot topics’ that you are wrestling with and what type of help could benefit you? What questions do families ask that you don’t know the answer to? What topics would you like to discuss with others but feel it is never raised? Where is there too much information and it is hard to navigate or feels overwhelming? … If only I had xx I could help children and families better…

The information you provide will help us help you by informing our Coffee and Chat sessions, as well as form part of an insight report shared with leaders and programmes across Surrey to influence future partnership work.

If those hot topics are buzzing in your head and you are ready to answer… click here

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Visit our Events page to find out when the next Coffee and Chat session is and to register your interest.

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