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We offer an array of support groups and sessions for our parents and carers. Some of what is on offer is shown below. We always strive to support our parents as much as we can, but please do let us know if you think there is more we can do to support you. At the bottom of the page you will find some useful websites for you to access too.
NURTURING A CHILDS MENTAL HEALTH – A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
HEAD LICE INFORMATION
Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They don’t have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact. Here is a link to some useful information from the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/
NEW GENERATION BABY MASSAGE
SOME USEFUL DOCUMENTS FOR YOU TO READ
Family Learning at ACL Essex more details here: http://www.aclessex.com/FL
New Short Breaks Brochure for Children and Young People with Disabilities in Essex
To request a printed copy of the new brochure, please email your name and address to email@example.com or view an electronic copy via the Short Breaks website. The information contained within the brochure will help identify support and activities available across Essex. Alternatively for additional information please contact the Short Breaks team on 0333 013 9889.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Click here for more information⇒ http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/
SCHOOL NURSE HEALTH DROP IN CLINIC SESSIONS
The school nurses are running some free drop in sessions for parents/carers in our music studio. No appointments necessary. See the leaflet below for more information:
Transition is an important time for the children and involves some significant changes for them. Please scroll down to the Young Minds section where there are useful links to help you to support your child through some of these changes.*
**Dates are beginning to be added to the parents calendar, so please do check days and times – as these are subject to change.**
FREE WORKSHOP FOR EXPECTANT DADS
As part of the Big Lottery project, and in response to a gap in provision identified by local dads, Parents 1st are implementing some new antenatal workshops for expectant dads. These will be run on Saturday mornings at The Place in Pitsea. Please contact The Place for more details.
The ESSEX FAMILY FORUM would love to hear from more parents or parent carers who would like to get involved. Membership is open to any family or parent carer of a child or young people with SEND up to the age of 25. Joining is free and parents can participate as much or as little as they like. Further details can be found on their website and you can contact them by email hello@essexfamilyforum.
ASD PARENTING PROGRAMME – See the documents below for more information (referral form & request for help)
BASILDON RAINBOW GROUP
Serving the needs of the community for parents of children with SEN
Start 12th Jan – weekly meetings Friday 9:00 – 11:30
PARENTS 4 PARENTS
Parents 4 Parents run ESOL classes once per week 9:00 – 11:30
PEABODY (FORMERLY FAMILY MOSAIC)
Fortnightly drop ins – the following two documents show Family Mosaic sessions for all the areas covered – Drop in time table for the Basildon areas, CP, R&R & Bwood – Drop in time table for Epping, Harlow & Uttlesford
Weekly sessions for Mum’s of Bardfield children – To be confirmed
TIME TO TALK
Drop in sessions weekly with our school counsellor – please book with office staff
The office will have more information regarding these sessions, but as soon as specific dates are available, they will be added to this page or the parents calendar on this website.
SEND Parent and Carer Training
BELOW you will find some useful websites for additional support:
YOUNG MINDS -Worried about a child or young person’s behaviour or mental health? You’re not alone.
Transition – Young Minds have some useful videos from the parent helpline team to support you and your child through significant changes in their young lives.
SNAP – Special Needs And Parents