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Support for Parents

On this page you will find information about outside agencies and services you can access to support you and your family, as well as information about activities that take place in the local area.

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Virgin Care Campagin Newsletter for Parents (February 2020)

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Find your Brave. 

Life often throws challenges our way. Bravery isn’t about coping alone or holding things in. It’s about finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult, overcoming physical and mental challenges and looking after yourself. As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. 

 

Check out some of the suggested resources and websites below that you can access for further information, ideas or support.

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Picture 2 10 Tips to Promote Positive Mental Health
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Virgin Care: Healthy Lifestyles Campaign Newsletter for Parents (January 2020)

SEND Parent Support Groups

SEND Parent Support Groups 1 Local Parent Group
SEND Parent Support Groups 2 EWMHS
SEND Parent Support Groups 3 ASD

Afasic - Voice for Life

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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?

4Families - Christmas Lunch Club in association with the Food Banks

The Foodbank are running their usual 4families lunch sessions in the school holidays- which provide a free hot meal for the whole family, alongside a range of fun activities.

 

The sessions will run from 11am to 2pm on:

Friday 20 December – Springfield Park Baptist Church, Springfield Park Rd CM2 6EB

Monday  30 December– North Avenue Christian Centre North Avenue CM1 2AL

Friday  3 January – St Andrew’s Church Melbourne Avenue CM1 2DT

 

Please see documents above for how to refer.

The forms must be returned to the Foodbank by Monday 16 December 2019 at this email address  info@chelmsford.foodbank.org.uk

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.

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Makaton Shopping Lists at Asda

Makaton Shopping Lists at Asda 1 Keep your child busy whilst you shop
Makaton Shopping Lists at Asda 2 Find out more on the Makaton website

Meadows Shopping Centre - Accesible Shopping

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The Meadows Shopping Centre will instigate a 'quiet hour' in the main area and shops from 3pm - 4pm on the first Tuesday of each month. This quiet hour is to support customers who may have sensory needs, such as Autism. Steps will be taken to reduce noise, such as turning down music and tannoy messages, and dimming the lights. 

First Bus - Support when travelling

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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.

 

Services available through Virgin Care

Services Available through Home Start

Home Start

 

Services available include:

Big Hopes Big Future - helps children build the skills they need to start school

Early Intervention

Groups - a space for parents to gather, meet and talk

Help to access services

Home Talk

Home Visiting

Supporting Young Mothers

 

Access their page for more information here

https://www.home-start.org.uk/Pages/Category/our-programmes

 

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