Stronger Parents – Stronger Families

Stronger Parents – Stronger Families

Book now for the Stronger Parents – Stronger Families workshop on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

The session is hosted by Vicki McKeown and promises to be a very thought provoking and insightful session.

Stronger Parents – Stronger Families Workshop – Tues 3rd May 2022

Happy Faces is hosting a workshop aimed at Parents and Carers (or anyone who lives &/or works with children with additional needs).

The workshop is being run by Vicki McKeown who is an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner and has a great deal of experience working with children of different ages in this field.

The session will run from 6.30pm for approximately 2 hours on Tuesday 3rd May 2022, in the meeting rooms at The Spetchells Centre, 58 Front Street, Prudhoe.

Places are limited so please don’t wait to get booked.

The cost of the session is subsidised by Happy Faces but we are asking for a £10 per person contribution – but as usual, Happy Faces will does not want cost to be a barrier to attendance so if this is an issue for you please let us know.

Details of the workshop:

Workshop will last between 1.5- 2 hours depending on group participation.


Introduction– Brief overview of who we are and our backgrounds.

Know your own window of calm

  • Psychoeducation- brief overview of regulation and dysregulation.
  • Individual exercise of doing your own window of calm.
  • Message of a dysregulated parent cannot regulate a dysregulated child.
  • How to spot the difference between control and dysregulation in our children.

Secondary trauma

  • What is secondary trauma/ compassion fatigue?
  • What does this look like in you?

30 minutes- Safety plan/ building your support team

  • Who do you have in your team?
  • What do you need/ not need?
  • What are the blocks to support?
Stronger Parents Stronger Families


Welcome to the fresh look for the Happy faces Prudhoe website!

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Here at Happy Faces we try our best to run sessions that are as inclusive to as many people as possible. If you feel like you can’t access our sessions please let us know so that we can try to do something about it as we love seeing as many children as possible access our sessions.

For more information on these sessions take a look under our ‘What We Do‘ section and keep an eye on our Facebook pages.

Hopefully you will find all the information you are looking for – but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What do we do at Happy Faces

What do we do at Happy Faces

On a Monday evening we all get together to have some fun!

Between 5pm and 6pm at the Methodist Church in Prudhoe we nornally have craft based activities, food based activities, games talking &. chat and lots of laughter. If you’re not sure – come along and find out more, we’d love to meet you. 

Sometimes it is noisy and crazy – but mostly it’s fun!

What a fantastic summer !

What a fantastic summer !

Well , the summer break is nearly over and we can happily look back on the success of our trip to Lightwater Valley Theme park, Dance Workshop with Energize Dance, Trampoling / Climbing Wall workshop with Newburn Leisure Centre and a Multi Sports session run by North East Youth.

The feedback from the kids was great – and everyone had something they were able to take part in, and enjoy.

The Lightwater Valley trip was even funded by Prudhoe Town Council in the end and we had a full bus of children from across Prudhoe who all had a fantastic day at the Theme park.

We’re really looking forward to the upcoming term and working on the plans for the next holiday activities for the children. The Happy Faces Youth Club starts back on Monday 10th September at 5pm at St Matthews Social Club on South Road.

If you know anyone who like to come along to Happy Faces please feel free to bring them along to a session or tell them to get in touch to find out more. You can contact us here.