Let children with disabilities have a voice

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Just like everybody else, children with disabilities have the same right to express their views and be consulted about decisions which affect their wellbeing. Sounds simple and straight forward enough, doesn’t it? However, there are barriers that children with disabilities encounter when communicating their needs. This makes necessary the development of certain key listening skills […]

Young people speak out about their mental health

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As part of the MQ Speak your Mind series, young people who have experienced mental health problems share their stories in the hope that they will raise awareness and change attitudes. Holly, aged 22, from Sydney Australia says that she has suffered from depression and suicidal ideation since she was about 12 years old. She […]

Mental Health Professionals Speak Out After PM’s Speech

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Last week the Prime Minister gave a speech outlining the Government’s new policies on mental health in the UK. Many mental health professionals were quick to comment, prompting The Guardian newspaper to print a series of open letters from members of the public, mental health charities and psychiatric experts. Retired consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, […]

Gaming for Disabled Children

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Gaming for Disabled Children is a way for differently abled children to experience gaming technology when they have a disability. Ceyda’s story is an example of what can be achieved. Read it here. Video Gaming Ceyda’s having fun playing her favourite video game. “Booyah!” she shouts as another baddie hits the dust. But she’s not […]

New Training for Parents Improves Communication Skills in Autistic Children

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New study reported as “potential breakthrough” and “the first successful treatment for autism” The Parent-mediated social communication therapy (PACT) study looked to train parents of children with severe autism to pick up on and interpret communication cues. These cues, such as small shifts of the head, can be very subtle and much harder to spot […]

Elementary School: Arthur Conan Doyle’s home becomes special needs school

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After years of uncertainty over its future, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home Undershaw will finally open as a special needs school. Undershaw is located in Hindhead, Surrey, and was built by Doyle to accommodate for his wife Louise’s tuberculosis.  The building was designed by architect Joseph Henry Ball.  Undershaw has 14 bedrooms and has […]

Braintree Autism Support Group Information Day

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Information Day for Autism Braintree Autism Support Group Information Day will be held on 16th August between 10am – 1`pm at the Archer Community Centre, East Street, Braintree CM7 3JJ There is also a drop in Coffee Morning every Tuesday between 10am and 12noon. Support is provided for parents/carers with children of any age on […]

Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition

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Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition by Local Hospitals Get ready to assemble at the starting blocks ahead of a race to the finish line for an Olympic themed “knitted teddy making” competition. This competition is being run at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust. The team will be accepting entries for the Rio 2016 […]

Essex Challenge Prizes

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Essex Challenge Prizes We want every child in Essex to get the best start in life. A strong, resilient and supportive family is an important part of making this happen. Essex families have told us that they experience a range of pressures and challenges relating to raising a young child. These pressures can leave them […]

Essex Challenge Prizes

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Essex Challenge Prizes We want every child in Essex to get the best start in life. A strong, resilient and supportive family is an important part of making this happen. Essex families have told us that they experience a range of pressures and challenges relating to raising a young child. These pressures can leave them […]

PARC’s Charity Football Match

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PARC’s Charity Football Match Come along to PARC’s Charity Football Match on Sunday 17th July 2016. Are you disappointed with England’s recent performance in the Euro 2016? Do you think you could do much better? Then why not sign up and play in PARC’s Charity Football Match . It takes place on Sunday 17th July! […]

Essex Challenge Prizes

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Essex Challenge Prizes We want every child in Essex to get the best start in life. A strong, resilient and supportive family is an important part of making this happen. Essex families have told us that they experience a range of pressures and challenges relating to raising a young child. These pressures can leave them […]

Essex Challenge Prizes

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Essex Challenge Prizes We want every child in Essex to get the best start in life. A strong, resilient and supportive family is an important part of making this happen. Essex families have told us that they experience a range of pressures and challenges relating to raising a young child. These pressures can leave them […]