Useful Links & Phone Numbers
These are some websites, phone numbers and e-mail addresses that you might find useful:
Norfolk County Council - www.schools.norfolk.gov.uk
SEND - A one-stop website for all of the information that you need about special needs or disability (SEND) in Norfolk http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/send
Gingerbread - support for single parents and equal families - www.gingerbread.org.uk
Child Bereavement Trust - www.childbereavement.org.uk
Norfolk Parent Partnership - support for children with statements - www.norfolkparentpartnership.org.uk
ASD Family Support Group - email@example.com
ASD parent to parent - Freephone 0800 9520520 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk School Transport Team - 01603 224352
Norfolk School Attendance Team - 0344 800 8020
CWD (Children With Disabilities) Access Team - 01603 714185
Scope - (Independent support service) Assistance with EHCP process - Free Helpline: 0808 800 3333
Family Fund - Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. - https://www.familyfund.org.uk/
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents - http://autism.sesamestreet.org/
Purple Mash - Student Activities - http://www.purplemash.co.uk/sch/churchillpark
The Autistic Society - https://www.autism.org.uk/
Other Sources of useful information
Help loved ones with Sensory Overload to enjoy a shopping experience -
Supporting Anxiety in Children and Young People
General Mental Health Resources
The Mind: A User's Guide: Editor Raj Persaud, Bantam Press, 2007.
The Young Mind: An essential guide to mental health for young adults, parents and
teachers, Bantam Press, 2009.
Anxiety – Useful Websites
Relaxation – Useful Websites
A quick relaxation technique – lots of talk but the technique works:
A progressive relaxation video, works from the toes upwards and is demonstrated in a chair:
This is a link to an Australian study on effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for anxiety in children and adolescents. Overall findings are that relaxation techniques help with short-term anxiety:
Carr, A. (ed.) (2000) 'What Works with Children and Adolescents?' - A Critical Review of Psychological Interventions with Children, Adolescents and their Families.
Rutter, M. & Taylor, E. (eds) (2002) 'Child and Adolescent Psychiatry' (4th edn). London: Blackwell.
Scott, A., Shaw, M. & Joughin, C. (eds) (2001) 'Finding the Evidence' - A Gateway to the Literature in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2nd edn). London: Gaskell.
Sources of further information
'Changing Minds: Mental Health: What it is, What to do, Where to go?' A multi-media CD-ROM on mental health.
ChildLine provides a free and confidential telephone service for children. Helpline: 0800 1111.
The Samaritans provide a 24-hour service offering confidential emotional support to anyone who is in crisis. Helpline: 08457 909090 E-mail: email@example.com
YoungMinds (https://youngminds.org.uk/) provides information and advice on child mental health issues. They also have a YoungMinds Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544. The opening hours are 9.30am-4pm Monday to Friday . Calls from landlines and most mobiles (3, O2, Orange, T-mobile, Virgin and Vodafone) are free, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated Ebola Information from Department for Education
Advice for parents/guardians:
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