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Helpful SEND Websites


Activities Unlimited: fun opportunities for children with additional needs and disabilities.

ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity: the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more.

Ask Sam: part of Childline. Mainly teenage topics.

Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS): provides people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance - parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD, they'll do their best to help.

British Dyslexia Association

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust: a trust set up in memory of a man who took his own life whilst suffering with depression. It has some information and resources for families and offers training to schools and other services working with young people with mental health difficulties.

Contactan organisation providing information and support to parents of children with many different sorts of disability, including parent-parent support. They also provide comprehensive well written booklets written in a clear concise manner for parents, teachers and young people.

Cruse BereavementCruse support people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

Dyspraxia Foundation

ELSA Supporta website with resources to help children's emotional literacy. There are some free resources and some that require a small payment. 

Family Lives: a national charity offering information support and advice about parenting, including challenging behaviour, emotional wellbeing and teenagers. The site also has details about specialist advice, parenting groups in your area.

Health Talk Online: a website which can give you information about various health issues and people's real life experiences. 

Mental Health Foundation: online information about anxiety, depression, ADHD and other mental health issues.

MindEd: a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults. 

National Autistic Society

National Deaf Children’s Society

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Suffolk SENDIASS: lots of excellent leaflets and resources that help explain SEND systems and processes to parents.

SEND Code of Practice

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers

SENSE: an association that supports the deafblind.

Special Needs Jungle: a website with parent-led information, resources and opinion about children with SEND.

St Elizabeth Hospice: the school has completed St Elizabeth Hospice’s Dying to Talk programme which encourages young people to have open conversations about end-of-life and bereavement. Part of St Elizabeth Hospice’s 565 Service, which provides emotional and bereavement support for children, young people and families living with a family member with progressive illness, Dying to Talk is a training programme which raises standards in conversations about end-of-life and awareness around bereavement and support services available.

Suffolk Emotional and Wellbeing Hub: provides information, advice and guidance if you are concerned about the emotional wellbeing and mental health of a child or young person aged 0-25 years. It is a multi-agency team offering a central point of contact and information for parents, carers and professionals who are concerned about the mental health or wellbeing of a child or young person in East or West Suffolk. The Hub provides a process for families, professionals or young people to make a referral or get advice about wellbeing and mental health services. Professionals, parents, carers and young people can contact the Emotional Wellbeing Hub on 0345 6002090. Opening times are Monday to Friday 8am –7.30pm for consultation or advice. Referrals can also be made online.

Suffolk Local Offer

Talking Point: provides a guide to speech and language services and useful links to other associated websites.

The Parent Hub – Suffolk County Council: a single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child's development. 

UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN): provides support, education, research and training for mental health professionals working with adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

UKAP - The UK ADHD Partnership: aims to support clinicians and allied professionals to identify and meet the needs of children and young people affected by this ADHD. 

Wellbeing in Education: offers a wide range of resources, workshops and training materials to support the mental health and wellbeing of families and educational staff.

Young Minds: a national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children, advice about depression, eating disorders, and other mental health issues affecting children.

Page reviewed on 20/05/24 by KJD.