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Support & Information for Parents

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.

*NEW* 

Support for Young Carers

Separation and Divorce and Advice Leaflet

ADHD for parents

We all have arguments

Pastoral Support Leaflet

Help for parents behaviour

Help for SEN parents leaflet

Anxiety

Clubs Leaflet

NURTURING A CHILDS MENTAL HEALTH – A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Nurturing Mental Health 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

New Generation Baby Massage

SOME USEFUL DOCUMENTS FOR YOU TO READ

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Parents Did You Know – Girl

Parents Did You Know – Boy

Healthier You (incl URDU)

ECC_Every Voice Matters

New Domestic Abuse MapA3

Helping Children With Anxiety

How to Teach Growth Mindset – A 4 Week Guide

Relaxation for Children

Ways to Respond to Your Child’s Negative Self Talk

Some useful books for parents for children with Anxiety/ASD

 

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 shortbreaks@essex.gov.uk 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:

School Nurse Drop ins 

*TRANSITION  

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.org

ASD PARENTING PROGRAMME – See the documents below for more information (referral form & request for help)

Referral form info south

Request for early help

BASILDON RAINBOW GROUP 

Serving the needs of the community for parents of children with SEN  

Rainbow Group Basildon JULY 2019

INCREDIBLE YEARS

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

EMPOWERING WOMEN 

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.

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SEND Parent and Carer Training 

⇐ click here for more details of SEND law training sessions for Parents and Carers

BELOW you will find some useful websites for additional support:

 Get advice and support whenever you need it. Listening, supportive and non-judgemental.

 

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.

 Coping with change 

 

 

SNAPSpecial Needs And Parents 

 

 

ADHD: Support service for those with ADHD