Free parent information session
Tuesday 9th February, 7:00 - 8:30pm
A session designed for parents to find out more about ADHD. The session includes information on what ADHD means, strategies to support children. other impacting factors and a chance to ask questions. The session has been designed in collaboration with young people.
To access the session please use the link below;
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 849 0955 7836
SNAP are holding their Specialist Talks online via Zoom this term. Each talk will be held both in the morning and in the evening. You can choose the most convenient time for you, so you could watch from the comfort of your home. You will not be seen or heard during the webinars. A ticket for each talk costs £5.
The upcoming Specialist Talks are:
The link below will connect you to a page where you can purchase a ticket. You will then receive an email with the Zoom login details.
Chelmsford ADHD Support Group Monthly Meeting
Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday of each Month (except August and December).
Doors open at 6.45pm for a hot drink and social chat prior to the meeting, which finishes at 9.00pm.
Follow the link below for further information.
Home-Start Essex is among one of the organisations delivering the Parenting Together Support Programme.
Aimed at supporting parents to look at the way their communication impacts on their children and trying to find positive solutions to managing difficulties within relationships.
If you are interested in the programme call 01245 847410, or for more information visit
Services Available through Home Start
Services available include:
Big Hopes Big Future - helps children build the skills they need to start school
Groups - a space for parents to gather, meet and talk
Help to access services
Supporting Young Mothers
Access their page for more information here
Anyone experiencing domestic abuse can go into a Boots chemist to seek support.
If you say the codeword 'ANI', you will be taken to a private room and asked if you want to call 999 or the domestic abuse helpline. 'ANI' stands for 'Action Needed Immediately'.
Ask for Ani.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Respect Helpline for Male Victims of Abuse: 0808 8010327
NHS Mid Essex Phone Line
There's a new crisis Mental Health phone line for adults in Essex. Dial 111 and select the option for mental health crisis (Option 2) for immediate specialist support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Did you know that Afasic has an app with lots of information for parents about practical tips on how to manage meetings, a glossary of terms, information on speech and language development and useful links?
For some people, travelling by bus can be a little daunting so First Bus have been working with many disability groups around the UK to design some cards that you can print out and show your driver as a way of discretely asking for a little extra help if you'd rather not ask them out loud.
Whatever the help you need, these little cards will either already have an appropriate message for you to use, or you can fill in one of the blank ones with your own request for help.