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.
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.
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?
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 email@example.com
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.
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 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