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Raising low self-esteem

We all have times when we lack confidence and don't feel good about ourselves. But when low self-esteem becomes a long-term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health and our lives. What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is the opinion we have of…

Self-harm in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. What is self-harm in children and young people? Self-harm is when someone does something to intentionally hurt themselves. Often a child or young…

SEND Information for settings

The 0 – 25 code of practice introduces a lot of new changes to the way all education settings work with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (send) and their families. The main changes are; The new system covers children and…

Stress in children and young people - information and advice for parents and carers

Tell us what you think about this section of the website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of your screen. Why are children and young people effected by stress? Children and young people today are facing many pressures from many different sources.…

Suicidal feelings in children and young people

The above Suffolk Mind video titled 'Understanding Suicide', helps explain why someone, whether they are an adult or young person, may feel suicidal due to unmet emotional needs. If you know someone in immediate danger of taking their life Call 999. If the person is…

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you're reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your life, it's important you ask someone for help. It's probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you're not alone and not…

Tax free childcare

Last reviewed: May 2021 Tax-Free Childcare is a Government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. Parents use online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the Government will add £2. The…

Test and Trace support payment for parents

Page updated: 23/03/2021 Parents and carers of children who have been advised to self-isolate by their education setting or by NHS Test and Trace are now able to apply for a Test and Trace Support Payment or discretionary payment of £500, if they meet the…

Testing and Vaccination Centres in Suffolk

Last updated: 30/11/2021 Local information on finding your nearest vaccination or test centre

Transition into adulthood: Frequently asked questions and answers for parents & carers

Making the transition from childhood to adulthood is an exciting but potentially difficult process for any young person and will take a number of years. For young people with additional needs, this transition can be even more challenging and take a fair amount of preparation…