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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 - asdhelpinghands@gmail.com

ASD parent to parent   Freephone 0800 9520520 - parentoparent@nas.org.uk

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 

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents - http://autism.sesamestreet.org/

Purple Mash - Student Activities - http://www.purplemash.co.uk/sch/churchillpark

Other Sources of useful information

 Help loved ones with Sensory Overload to enjoy a shopping experience -

 http://www.retailmenot.com/blog/sensory-overload-while-shopping.html

Military Families Resources - http://www.militaryfamily.org/info-resources/efmp-special-needs.html

Academic Accommodation for students with Learning Disabilities - 

http://www.washington.edu/doit/academic-accommodations-students-learning-disabilities

Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Children -

http://www.justgreatlawyers.com/estate-planning-for-parents-of-children-with-autism

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

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

www.stressandanxietyinteenagers.co.uk

www.youngminds.org.uk

Relaxation – Useful Websites

A quick relaxation technique – lots of talk but the technique works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI3sVuH7rms&feature=related

A progressive relaxation video, works from the toes upwards and is demonstrated in a chair:

http://youtu.be/6__Wvl46Coo

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:

http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/188_06_170308/par11060_fm.html

Recommended reading

Carr, A. (ed.) (2000) 'What Works with Children and Adolescents?' - A Critical Review of Psychological Interventions with Children, Adolescents and their Families.

London: Brunner-Routledge.

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: jo@samaritans.org

YoungMinds 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 parents@youngminds.org.uk.

Updated Ebola Information from Department for Education

Advice for parents/guardians:

Parents/guardians should not be unduly worried about the possibility of their children catching the Ebola Virus.
 
Any person arriving in the UK having travelled from any Ebola affected countries will be screened. If they are free of symptoms they are not infectious so there should be no restrictions on their school attendance or normal activities.
 
It is not possible to catch Ebola from a person who is not showing signs of being infected. It can only be caught by direct contact with the blood or body fludis of a person who is ill with the disease.
 
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend school or their early years setting as normal.
 
Further information on the Government's response to the Ebola virus can be found on GOV.UK.

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