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Parent/Carer Services

Family Counselling - New!

BOSP is now able to offer Family Counselling to BOSP families, thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund supporting our pilot project. 

Initially this will take place via Zoom but will move to Face-to-Face sessions if families prefer, at BOSP's new venue at The Place, Pitsea Leisure Centre (just behind Costa Coffee and The Range Superstore).

BOSP understands the challenges of caring for a child or young person with disabilities.

Our counselling can support:

- parent carers

- siblings

- the child or young person with the disability/life-limiting illness

If you would like to be added to BOSP's Interest list, please call The BOSP Office on 01268 553117 and speak to Sharon our Family Liaison Worker who can give you more information.

YOGA & RELAXATION - £2 per session

Please join us for our well-being and relaxation yoga group Monday's from 11.15am to 12.00noon.

You don't have to have any special equipment or previous yoga experience to join us, just a desire to relax, unwind, increase your body's range of movement and well-being.

Please call The BOSP Office on 01268 553117 to join us.

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Walk With US - Free!  (peer support, advice and gentle exercise)

At BOSP, we understand that having a child or young person with a disability or life-limiting illness can be lonely and isolating, leaving very little opportunity for supporting your own needs and health.  We recognise that low impact exercise combined with peer support can really help to improve your well-being.

Our free friendly group meet at The Green Centre in Wat Tyler Country Park on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10am.  We walk for an hour (within COVID guidelines), giving you the opportunity to talk to other parents who understand and our Support Worker staff, finishing with refreshments Don't worry if you are not used to even gentle exercise, you can borrow our walking poles to help support you as you walk.  Please feel free to bring along a friend or family member too. 

See the flyer below for details and please let us know you will be popping along by contacting The BOSP Office on 01268 553117.

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BOSP Tots - free!

This inclusive group is open to parents, carers and grandparents of any babies and children age 4 and under with any kind of additional need or disability.  BOSP will have exclusive use of a pre-school room, soft play equipment, garden and sensory room.  It will also provide the opportunity to meet with others facing similar challenges and to receive help and advice from our specialist staff.

If you have a friend or relative who would like some support but they are worried about coming along on their own, please bring them along, we would love to see you.

The sessions with be held each Thursday morning during term time from 10am to 11.30am, at Northlands Family Hub, Davenants, Basildon, SS13 1QX.  See the flyer below for dates.

We had a fantastic Christmas party in December where the children and parents had a chance to meet our wonderful Music Therapist - 

Either just pop along of you contact The BOSP Office on 01268 553117 or email [email protected] to let us know you will be coming. 

BOSP Brighter Opportunities for Special People  Parent/Carer Services

Community Tree Support - free!

When you have a child or young person with a disability or life-limiting condition, there are very often additional challenges that families face.  In the past it has been difficult to find out what resources are available to you locally, until now.

The Community Tree initiative is a collaboration of local organisations who have come together to help improve access to mental health and well-being services, from counselling to advocacy, volunteering victim support, housing support or rent arrears.

To find out what help is available in your town, click on the website link below to access the Community Tree Directory.

https://www.essexcommunitytree.net/