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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,…

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…

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…

Education, Health and Care needs assessment and reviews documentation and guidance

An Education, Health and Care needs assessment can be requested by parents, carers, teachers or any other professional involved with a child or young person; they can also be requested by a young person over the age of 16. This paperwork must now be used by educational settings,…

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…

Emotional Wellbeing Gateway - Mental Health Services & Support

Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, are worried about someone you care for, or want to know how to stay mentally well, the Gateway website is the place to go for families and professionals looking for emotional wellbeing information and advice, or to make…

Stress 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. Children and young people today are facing many pressures from many different sources. They are experiencing stress at school (homework, fitting in,…
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