A Parent’s Guide
to Services in North East Essex
The purpose of this directory is for parents to provide other parents with information about SEND services and organisations available to them in North East Essex. This directory will be updated termly, so if you have any comments on the services, if you would like to recommend a service that you have used or if you provide a service and would like to be included, please contact us via email at: [email protected]
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A Parent’s Guide
to COVID-19 and Mental Health
During times of stress and crisis, it is common for children to seek more attachment and be more demanding on parents. Discuss COVID-19 with your children using honest and age appropriate way. If your children have concerns, addressing those together may ease their anxiety. Children will observe adults’ behaviours and emotions for cues on how to manage their own emotions during difficult times.
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what we do..
The MAZE is a structured specialist 12 week programme for parents of children and young people with any kind of additional needs (with or without a diagnosis).
There are several visiting professionals from health, education and independent organisations (IPSEA, Families in Focus, Essex Steps) who deliver specialist session on Social Stories™, resilience, behaviour and anger management, continence, sleep, diet/eating, therapeutic interventions and mental health. A key strength of our programme and approach is the multi-agency collaboration, with ongoing support by trained, experienced Parent Mentors.
On completion of the course and the evaluation of it, parents report a marked improvement in their relationship with their child and 100% of participants expressed an improvement in their ability to cope with their child. Furthermore, 90% of parents rate the parenting programme very highly in meeting their needs and expectations.
There are MAZE Groups running each term. If you are interested in the course, please email us at: [email protected]
To book a place on the course, please download the referral form below and email it back to us at: [email protected] or post to:
PO Box 1035, Bentley, Ipswich, IP9 2WL
You are welcome to join our group for parents of children with any kind of additional need
We offer Specialised Advice & Support in:
Sensory Processing Difficulties – Communication Strategies – Understanding Social Awareness – Lifestyle Issues (sleep, continence, diet) – Functional Behaviour Analysis – Behaviour Management (using positive strategies) – Positive Family Relationships – Building Resilience – Planning for the Future – Attention and Listening Skills – Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
Week 1: Introductions
Week 2: Sensory processing difficulties
Week 3: Sensory processing / attention and listening skills
Week 4: Communication
Week 5: Social communication and social understanding
Week 6: Diet, continence and sleeping
Week 7: The SEND process
Week 8: Emotional well-being and mental health
Week 9: Positive family relationships and managing behavioural challenges
Week 10: My child’s development
Week 11: What about me?
Week 12: Conclusions
No Face-to-Face Programme Currently Available
09:30am – 11:30am
Starts 10 November 2020 for 10 weeks. Online Programme via Zoom.
Starts 5 January 2021 for 10 weeks. Online Programme via Zoom