IPSEA – https://www.ipsea.org.uk/
IPSEA is a registered charity which covers the whole of England, they provide thousands of families each year with independent information, advice and support based on the law.
The IPSEA website has hundreds of free and downloadable resources to help families get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and/or disability.
YoungMinds – http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences they campaign, research and influence policy and practice. They also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.
Special Needs Jungle – www.specialneedsjungle.com
Special Needs Jungle creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system. They aim to inform, educate and empower families to self-advocate confidently, so their children get the help they need to live the best life they can.
The Together Workshops have been co-produced with families across Lancashire and South Cumbria, and are currently being held across the region. They are for anybody who supports a young person who may be at risk of mental health crisis (e.g. parents, carers, family members, support workers). The organisations delivering in each area are:
Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre – Lancashire Mind
East Lancashire – New Era Enterprises
West Lancashire – The Birchwood Centre
North Lancashire/South Cumbria – Walney Community Trust
Central Lancashire – Key Youth Charity
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent info is a newsfeed service offering free support and advice from leading experts on digital family life.
Guidance and support with keeping children safe online.
Emotional support and guidance for families
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and well being during the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.
Please visit this page for links to more mental health support. The page also explains how to access a 24 hour a day mental health telephone helpline or texting service available to anyone who needs support.
Useful support resources and links for parents
Through the National Careers Service Inspira are now providing FREE careers advice and guidance to furloughed workers, those facing redundancy as well as their usual free careers guidance service for adults.
Info can be found on their website about support for adults:
There will also be Facebook adds starting this week targeting furloughed workers.
The link for adults to book a free careers appointment is https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/Inspira@inspira.org.uk/bookings/s/5S2Lkb4pGEG68XxuBZ-Fbw2
South Lakeland Council Support Service in partnership with Action for Children are offering support over the Christmas holidays. Please take a look at their flyer: Christmas Support for Parents
MyTime Support Service
Following on from information previously emailed to parents regarding an on-line mental health support magazine, we would like to make you aware of a further avenue of support. The attached flyer is from Barnardo’s. To coincide with Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February 2021) their MyTime service will be offering parents and carers an information session giving ideas on how to support your child’s mental health during the pandemic. This session is open to all parents and carers across Cumbria and there are a choice of times and dates.
If you have any concerns about your child’s well-being, staff at Newbridge House will do their best to support so please let us know.