We are calling all children and young people between 12 and 25 years-old UK residents to take part in a residential weekend to help us shape our services aimed at this age group. We are looking to have a mixed group of children and young people affected and children or siblings of those affected by encephalitis. Those under 18 years of age and those with specific health and care needs will need to be accompanied by their parents/guardians/carers. Everyone is welcome to join but priority will be given to families within this age range on a case by case basis. 

The residential weekend will take place at Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Derbyshire on Friday 27th August 2021 to Sunday 29th August 2021. Every step has been made to make this event COVID-19 safe - with small groups, split meal times - for more information please do get in touch. 

The weekend includes outdoor activities and adventures, plus focus groups and opportunities to be involved with our projects and case studies.

The weekend which includes accommodation for two nights, all meals and activities are free for children and young people. The cost for parents/carers is £125/person (VAT inc). Places are limited and there will be a selection process to enable us to bring together people from different backgrounds and experiences (e.g. different types of encephalitis, various post-encephalitis difficulties, different age-groups, people affected/family members).

The focus groups will explore the encephalitis-related needs of this age group, the gaps in our information and support services and also the future developments of our services. These sessions will be run by experts with experience in encephalitis and/or particularities of this age group.

We also plan to do some filming around families’ experience of encephalitis. Sessions for parents on family resilience will be available. Like most of our events, this weekend will also be an opportunity to connect, share experiences and have some fun.

If you would like to come, please fill in the booking form below before 1st June 2021. If you would like more information before you decide whether to join us, please get in touch with us on [email protected]  or 01653 692583.

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