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I'm worried about my child's mental health

Find information and support to help you and your family cope with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

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Does your child need urgent help?

If it's not a life threatening emergency call NHS 111 and they will talk you through what happens next.

Suffolk Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing Hub 

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From 16th April 2018, the new Emotional Wellbeing Hub will replace the current NSFT (Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust) Access and Assessment Service for 0-25-year olds, providing a simple process for professionals, families and young people to make a referral or get advice about wellbeing and mental health services. Find out more and make a referral.

Local Support Services:

Getting support through the Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

Children, young people and their parents can use the Common Assessment Framework to work with teachers or other professionals to assess and discuss what support would make a difference and enable them to cope. Information on the CAF can be found at www.suffolk.gov.uk/caf

Getting help from the School Nursing - ChatHealth Text Service

Text 07507 333356 for confidential health advice from the school nurse (available Mon-Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm).

Getting help from Wellbeing Suffolk 

Wellbeing suffolk provides free advice and support across Suffolk for people of all ages.

Young people aged 16+ can get help from Wellbeing Suffolk by completing an online referral form, by talking to their GP, or to any other practitioner who is working with them. They can also call the local team on 0300 123 1781.

If you want to get support for your child who is 15 years old or younger the first step would be to talk to your GP or to another practitioner who is working with your family, because they can help you make a referral to the wellbeing service.

Charities and organisations that provide information and advice:

YoungMinds

If you are a parent needing help, you contact the YoungMinds Parent Helpline on 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9:30am to 4pm). 

MindEd for Families

MindEd for Families provides practical and evidenced-based advice and guidance to help you support your child. Parents have worked with mental health practitioners and NHS England to develop the information on their website which can be found here - www.minded.org.uk/families

Latest News on Emotional Wellbeing in Suffolk:

SENDIASS has launched a new website to help families 

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Suffolk SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) have now launched a new website to provide confidential and impartial information, advice and support services on issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Visit: www.suffolksendiass.co.uk 

Public Health Suffolk 'Connect and Share' Campaign

A new Public Health campaign has been launched that aims to increase awareness of social isolation and loneliness through supporting local people to become better connected and to make a pledge.

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In Suffolk around 32% of 16- 24 year olds have said they feel lonely ‘often or all the time’. 

If you know a young person who may be affected by loneliness or social isolation please visit The Source website at: www.thesource.me.uk/health/feeling-lonely   

Click here for more details about the Connect and Share Campaign.   

Below is a shortlist of services & organisations categorised by age:

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