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Face2Face Befriending Training Opportunity in Brighton & Hove starting in September

Are you the parent of a child with additional needs or disabilities?

Do you feel you have knowledge and lived experience that could help support other parents and carers? Would you like to take up a valuable and fulfilling role as an Amaze face to face befriender?

Face2Face offers emotional peer support to parents of children and young people with additional needs around the time of diagnosis. New befrienders take part in intensive training which runs over 7 weeks and includes listening skills, boundaries, safeguarding and the parent journey. The training will take place at end of September – details to be confirmed.

It is very rewarding to give something back after having been helped emotionally during the journey from a befriender and build up the resilience to do so,” says one of our newly trained befrienders. “The befriending service has been amazing, it has been great to talk to somebody I relate to and I have got so much from it. It has helped me so much to know I am not on my own and that the way I am feeling is ok” says a befriendee.

We particularly welcome applications from dads, grandparents, foster parents and adoptive parents to bring their experience to the team. At the end of training we will agree with you if you will go ahead to be a befriender and we will carry out a DBS (formerly CRB) check at this point.

To find out more please email Louise at louise@amazesussex.org.uk or call 07983598672

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