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Healthy sleep tips for children

Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is one important way to help your child get a good night's sleep. Relaxation tips to help sleep Doing the same relaxing things in the same order and at the…

Alternative Provision

Alternative Provision or "AP" settings are places that provide education for children who can't, for various reasons, currently go to a mainstream school.  The Government definition of Alternative Provision is as follows: Education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons,…

Guide for Parents Choosing a Private Tutor, Coach or Club

Parents support their children in attending various activities. These could include sports groups such as football or netball or attending a group to learn a new skill. Parents may also consider employing a private tutor for a variety of reasons. They may wish for example,…

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. Why are children and young people effected by stress? Children and young people today are facing many pressures from many different sources.…

Student stress: self-help tips

Starting university can be a stressful experience. How you cope with the stress is the key to whether or not it develops into a health problem. Stress is a natural feeling, designed to help you cope in challenging situations. In small amounts it's good, because it pushes you to work hard and…

Life in Lockdown - interviews with parent carers

When Britain locked down in March 2020, life as we knew it took a strange and new turn. We wanted to know how families of children with SEND were finding things, so between April and June 2020 we asked any parent carers who wanted to,…

Elective Home Education (EHE)

Educating your child at home Elective Home Education is where parents choose to exercise their legal right to take responsibility for educating their children at home. The decision to Electively Home Educate should be taken solely by parents and schools should not seek to influence…

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…

How to deal with panic attacks

A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety. Panic attacks can also have physical symptoms, including shaking, feeling disorientated, nausea, rapid, irregular heartbeats, dry mouth, breathlessness, sweating and dizziness. The symptoms of a panic attack are not dangerous, but can be very…