A great way to support Blue Smile is by taking part in our planned events or by organising your own event – raising awareness of our work and fundraising for us at the same time!
For our supporters, see below for lots of great ideas and resources to get you started with your fundraising events.
For therapists, we have a programme of trainings and conferences.
By organising a fundraising event ‘your way’, you can raise funds and awareness of Blue Smile while bringing people together to do what you love best! This might be baking cakes, dancing or playing music – whatever you choose!
To get you started, we’ve created a fundraising pack and other resources to help you on your way.
Perhaps you’re looking for more of a challenge?
It might be a triathlon, a skydive or a long-distance walk – there are so many challenge events you or your team can take part in to raise funds for Blue Smile – all you need to do is choose which one!
If you are looking to take on a BIG challenge, we’re registered with Global Adventure Challenges.
Blue Smile Hero campaign
Blue Smile Heroes are people who face an obstacle, a challenge, a fear or a new adventure to raise money for the little heroes who use our services. They are people who go the extra mile and exhibit courage and commitment to support Blue Smile. It’s a personal journey as well as a fundraising effort.
Blue Smile Heroes:
- Select a genuine personal challenge to raise funds.
- Get others involved. We all need supporters who will encourage us and cheer us on!
- Raise £500 or more that will help Blue Smile be there for all the children who need us.
Blue Smile Heroes are recognised with a special T-Shirt that can only be obtained once Hero status has been earned and a certificate that confirms that you are indeed a hero!
Here are some links to get you started:
Blue Smile is passionate about supporting the development of clinical trainees and qualified practitioners so they can continuously improve the skills needed to work effectively with children, schools and families. We draw on our own expertise in children and young people’s mental health as well as that of external trainers to provide high quality, regular clinical training workshops throughout the year. Our full and half day ‘Skills in the Room’ workshops combine theoretical and experiential learning, incorporate the use of arts and play and are open to practitioners from various organisations as well as those within Blue Smile.
Our training workshops cover a wide range of topics including:
- Using mindfulness with children
- Understanding and working with self-harm
- Working with ADHD
- Sand tray work
- Bereavement and loss
Blue Smile ‘Skills in the Room’ training sessions
WE CURRENTLY HAVE NO TRAINING SESSIONS AVAILABLE.
Training takes place at Coton Village Hall, 10am to 1pm
To book on to one of these events, click on the links above to book via Eventbrite or email email@example.com for more information.
- Clair Lewoski – Gender, Sexuality and Gender Questioning
- Clair Lewoski – Mindfulness
- Anna Zeffertt – Working with Ill Health
- Michelle Miller – Self-harm in Younger Children
- Lynne Souter-Anderson – Poking fun and packing punches: using clay with children and adolescents to work through relational conflicts
- Biddy Barclay – Tiny and Vast: Worlds in the Sand-tray
- Amy O’Leary – Understanding and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
- Dr Joanne Holmes – Working with ADHD
- Clair Lewoski – Working with Defences
- Raven Kaliana – Puppets do the Talking: Transforming Trauma with Puppetry
- Dr Gina Gomez de la Cuesta – Building Bricks for Autism: An introduction to Lego based Therapy
- Vince Hesketh – We are not Alone: Working with Family Systems
“Excellent training – good mix of practical with discussions and amazingly generous experience shared with the group.”
“Blue Smile cares about developing its staff and volunteers and provides opportunities for high-quality training.“
“Excellent, highly engaging presenter direct from the field“
Blue Smile conferences
“Thank you to all involved today. You inspired and educated me. About to type up some notes for colleagues. I feel incredibly passionate about mental health and well-being.” Conference attendee