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  1. Request Emotional Wellbeing Leaflets for your school/setting

    The below emotional wellbeing leaflets are available to download or request copies of to help signpost families and young people to mental health support services in Suffolk. Please email thesource@suffolk.gov.uk if you would like to request copies of these leaflets. Emotional wellbeing leaflets for families and young…
  2. Depression in children and young people

    What is the difference between low mood and depression in children and young people? Low mood may come and go, whereas depression is when a child or young person is  struggling with feelings of sadness over a long period of time that won't go away.…
  3. Stress

    This page provides information about stress, and where you can get advice and support. Overview of stress Stress is our body’s response to pressure, new situations or experiences and unexpected life events.  Stress also occurs when we feel threatened or feel like we no control…
  4. Eating Disorders

    This page provides information about eating disorders, and where you can get advice and support. Overview of Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a mental illness where you use food to manage your feelings. You may become obsessed with food and your eating patterns and…
  5. Anxiety

    This page provides information about anxiety, and where to go for advice and support. Overview of anxiety Anxiety can make you feel worried, nervous, tense, restless or scared. It can cause physical symptoms such as a racing heartbeat, sweating, trembling, panic attacks and stomach aches.…
  6. Self-harm

    This page provides information about self-harm, and where you can get advice and support. Overview of self-harm Self-harm is when you hurt yourself as a way of dealing with a build-up of difficult feelings or thoughts.  Self-harm can be in a form of scratching, cutting,…
  7. Suicidal Thoughts

    This page provides information about suicide, and where you can get advice and support. Overview about suicide Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Suicidal thoughts and feelings can affect anyone of any age, gender or background, at any time.  Men over…
  8. Suffolk Inclusion Week

    The first ever Suffolk Inclusion Week ran 7-11 November 2022. The idea for the week came from our SEND Young Person's Network - a group of young people with SEND who help us shape services across Suffolk. They told us they wanted to feel safe,…
  9. Suffolk Inclusion Week - welcoming places

    Children and young people with SEND and their families have told us they want to feel safe, welcome and included within their local communities. They have also given us a list of actions you can take to help them: Staff say hello and smile Make…
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