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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…

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…

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…

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…

Children and bereavement

The following information could help if your child has lost a loved one or if a loved one is dying. If your child has a loved one who's dying If a child has a loved one who is going to die, they can benefit from special support.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme

Suffolk County Council is currently working with partners, providers and communities to develop an exciting programme of holiday activities for Summer 2021.  Activities will be available across Suffolk that will provide fun filled days for kids, lots of physical activity, enrichment, and some delicious and…