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Family Support

For support and advice provided by Kent, please visit Kent’s Local Offer:Family Support
http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/about-the-local-offer

iask provide free, confidential and impartial information, Advice & Support for parents and families around a child’s SEND need: 
www.kent.gov.uk/iask

YoungMinds offers free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worries about the emotional well-being, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25: 
https://youngminds.org.uk or telephone: 0808 802 5544

The NSPCC offers support and advice where there may be concerns around a child’s safety: 
https://www.nspcc.org.uk or telephone: 0808 800 5000
If you are 18 or under telephone: 0800 1111

Contact is a national charity for families with disabled children, including those with ADHD, providing guidance and information: 
https://contact.org.uk/

YoungSibs is a UK-wide online support service for siblings under 18 who have a brother or sister who is disabled, or has special educational needs, or a serious long-term condition including ADHD: 
https://www.youngsibs.org.uk/

Minded provides mental health support and advice online with specific support in how to talk to your child about key worries e.g bereavement and loss, eating, friendships, sleeping, mood swings and mental health. They can also signpost you to further support: 
https://www.minded.org.uk/

Click on the link below for a list of local services for young people’s mental health and wellbeing: 
https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/youth-wellbeing/

Below you will find a website where you can hear about other parents’ experiences and find clear, helpful guidance on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: 
https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/

For further information and support, around mental health, please visit the link below: 
https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/camhs-information-for-parents-and-carers/

The BBC Bitesize website provides an SEND toolkit for parents, with links to resources and webpages to support individuals with SEND: 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9v382?fbclid=IwAR0cLL-S4qfxJNRa9V7pZEWlz8UCiuCyzj9Rtm9d8ufw2xLMuptDnaPAQ2o

For support and advice on physical health, please visit the NHS, Change4life website: 
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

SNAAP - Special Needs Advisory and Activities Project provides support and advice to families for children with SEND: 
http://www.snaap.org.uk

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