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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…

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…

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…

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…

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - Epress yourself

Join in with Children's Mental Health Week From 1-7 February it’s Children’s Mental Health Week, and this years theme is ‘Express Yourself’, which is about how we find ways to share our feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. The Place2Be Charity has lots of resources and…

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…

Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub

What is the Emotional Wellbeing Hub? The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides information, advice, and guidance if you are worried about the mental health of a child or young person aged 0-25 years, or you're a young person experiencing emotional wellbeing difficulties. The Emotional Wellbeing Hub…

Childcare for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

At Suffolk County Council we promote equality and inclusion, particularly for disadvantaged families, children in care, children in need, children with disabilities and children with special educational needs. This includes working with parents/carers and providers to remove any barriers to accessing early education and to…

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…

Night terrors

Many children experience nightmares and night terrors, but most grow out of them. They don't cause any long-term psychological harm to your child. Night terrors are very different from nightmares. A child having night terrors may scream and thrash around, and may not recognise you…