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Carrying out any caring responsibilities for a child

Last updated: 19/03/2021 Do you have any children that are dependent on you? If yes, do you need help with your parenting/caring responsibilities? Follow the links on this page to find out about: Childminders, children's centers, holiday schemes and other child care options Support for…

I'm worried about my child's mental health

   Find information and support to help your family cope with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. Does your child need urgent help? If it's an emergency call 999. If it's not life threatening call NHS 111. Call First Response: 0808 196 3494. 24/7 freephone service…

Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

Occupational Therapy for children and young people

The team of Occupational Therapists employed by Suffolk County Council to work in the Disabled Children & Young People’s Team, covering the county to provide assessments at home for children and young people with disabilities. Assessments are carried out to identify and discuss difficulties within the…

Worried about your teenager?

It can be difficult for parents to tell whether their teenagers are just "being teens" or whether there is something more serious going on. Many of the symptoms listed below can often be attributed to normal teenage behaviour. However, if you're worried, it can be helpful…

A parent's guide to autism

Parents often feel relieved when they finally receive a diagnosis of autism, because they have an explanation for their child's behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told.  It can sometimes be…

Depression 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 the difference between low mood and depression in children and young people? Low mood may come and go, whereas depression…

Eating disorders in children and young people

Please help us to improve this part of the website by completing our feedback form (form will open in a new tab). Coronavirus update: Please read the Carers and Coronavirus Letter regarding contacts and support available for carers supporting someone with an eating disorder during Covid. What are…

Emotional Wellbeing Hub - Other help and support

(Image of Emotional Wellbeing Hub logo) Due to the high level of demand for our service. The Emotional Wellbeing Hub has collated the following resources to help support families and professionals. if you require urgent support for your mental health please call the First Response…

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…