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Support groups and events

Support groups

In September 2023, Kindred will be offering an eight week Therapeutic Support Group for parent/carers of children with complex needs.

This course will be free, and held in central Edinburgh.  Each session will last for 2 hours, although exact timings and location are still to be decided.

A really life-changing group. Somewhere I could be myself, find myself again.  It was such a relief to be able to talk about being the mum of a child with additional needs to others who truly understand.

- Parent

Events and parent groups

Kindred offers a variety of free events for parents, including ones giving information and also groups offering therapeutic and peer support.

Currently we have no parent events planned but please see our information about our Therapeutic Support Group for Parents.

We will update this page when new events and further support groups are open.


Kindred can offer bespoke training to organisations re supporting parents of children with complex needs, and issues around disability rights and advocacy.

Please contact us for more information.

Early Positive Approaches to Support (E-PAtS)

If your child has additional developmental needs (diagnosis not necessary) and is at least 18 months old but not yet 6, you might like to take part in the E-PAtS Research Study.