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Carrying out any caring responsibilities for a child

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 children with complex…

I'm worried about my child's mental health

   Find information and support to help you and your family cope with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. Tell us what you think about the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway website by clicking on the feedback tab to the right of screen. Does your child need…

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,…

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…

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 unusual behaviour. Receiving a diagnosis may come as a great shock, and it can take a while to accept what you're being told. Try to…

Dyslexia Outreach Team

The Dyslexia Outreach Team is staffed by 6 experienced teachers, all of whom hold specialist qualifications for the teaching and assessment of pupils with dyslexia. The team works in partnership with schools to improve outcomes for learners who have significant difficulties acquiring literacy skills. Children…

Employing a personal assistant

Personal Assistants (known as PA’s) are employed by individuals, who may need support due to age or disability, to assist them to lead the lives they choose. Personal Assistants carry out a wide range of tasks within their role. Different people will require PA’s to…

Primary Mental Health Workers for Schools in Suffolk

Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) offer consultation, support and guidance to school staff working with children and young people who are presenting mild to moderate mental health concerns with low levels of risk. School staff can contact their Primary Mental Health Worker if they need…

Affected by suicide or feeling suicidal?

If you have, have had, or know someone who has suicidal feelings you will find links on this page to practical and emotional support to help prevent someone taking their life. You will also find information and support if you have been affected by the…
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