- Information, Advice and Support Service Information Newsletter April 2022
- National Autistic Society 2022 Diary Dates
- Useful Vision May/June Activities 2022
- Information below about the ChatHealth Texting service for 11-19 year olds in Northumberland (see attachment).
- A spotlight article on Northumberland ‘Be You’ – children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing support
- A feature article on Calmer Therapy group – Morpeth
- Information from various organisations and the activities and support they provide in the north east for children, young people, and their parents/carers. There are some Christmas activities, which we hope you enjoy.
Pathways 4 All is a parent led charity, providing family centred play and leisure opportunities for disabled children, teens and young adults.
As well as their usual term time hours at the Tim Lamb Centre, they also welcome new parents to their coffee mornings, which take place at the centre, 9.30-11.30 Thursday mornings term-time. Refreshments are free.
For more information you can search them on Facebook, or you can visit their website at www.pathways4all.co.uk
Looking for practical advice to help you support your primary school age children and manage behaviour?
Want some tried and tested tips parents have found helpful?
Parenting Smart offers practical advice for parents and carers of children aged 4-11. All of their content is created by Place2Be’s parenting experts. It’s based on evidence and their experiences working with children, young people and their families.
Browse their articles for answers to some common parenting questions.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides mental health support and training in UK schools. Their tried and tested model is backed by research. They believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone. Find out more about their work on our by clicking here.
Following the success of the Family Tree launch event, the Family Tree group have arranged a follow up coffee morning with a focus on behavioural issues. The event is free for parents and carers of children with additional needs and any staff working with them are also welcome. The event will take place at the Blyth Scout Headquarters at South Beach Estate in Blyth from 9.15 – 12 noon on Wednesday, 24th November. A programme is attached for further information.
We have now started our Family Partnership Meetings, and it has been really nice to meet you and chat ‘face to face’.
We look forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, if you have anything you would like to discuss with the Family Team, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
We have also posted on the Website and our Facebook page, information about the Max Card. This card gives discount or free entry to many venues across Northumberland, and further afield. We can also support you with your application.
Glynis & Tracy (Blythdale)
Jan & Demi (Ashdale)
One in four children in the UK are not getting enough sleep, this has an impact on their behaviour and ability to learn, as well as their physical health.
The National Sleep helpline is run by trained sleep advisors who can talk to young people directly, or their parents.
The helpline is open 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm and the number is freephone 03303 530 541.
You can read more here: https://thesleepcharity.org.uk/national-sleep-helpline/
- Northumberland – Tuesday 26th October 10am-12nn at Ashington Leisure Centre
- Northumberland – Tuesday 26th October 1.30-3.30pm at Ashington Leisure Centre – session for families
- Tyne & Wear – Thursday 28th October 10am-12nn at Blue Flames Sporting Club
- Durham – Friday 29th October 10am-12nn at The Louisa Centre
What’s A Max Card?
The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for foster families and families of children with additional needs. Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.
There are thousands of discounted days out to be explored with your Max Card.
They aim to make the Max Card accessible to all eligible families across the UK with the help
of local authorities.