Health & Additional Needs

Health Big White Wall is a 24/7, safe, anonymous support service, with trained counsellors online at all times. It’s free to UK serving personnel, veterans and their families. The Defence Medical Welfare Service provides 24 hour practical and emotional support to those members of the British Armed Forces who are receiving hospital care, their dependent relatives and entitled civilians, in operational areas and in static locations in the UK and overseas. is a website that has been developed to provide an important resource for parents about giving medicine to their children. - The Lazy Daisy Chain, a company who trains teachers to deliver pregnancy and birth preparation classes across the country. - A useful resource for those looking for support or general advice about hypnotherapy. - A useful resource for those looking for support or general advice about life coaching. - NCT wants all parents to have an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood that enriches and gives them confidence in being a parent. - Armed Forces Health Partnership programme is a joint venture between The Royal British Legion, a UK leading charity providing help and welfare to the Serving and ex-serving community, and Combat Stress, the UK's leading military charity specialising in veterans' mental health. - Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health. - With Healthy Start, you can get free vouchers every week which you use to buy milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. - Post Traumatic Stress can affect service personnel at any time, and can have an impact on their families. This charity offers treatment nationwide through their network of registered counsellors. Also call 0845 021 7873. - Counselling Directory lists qualified/registered counsellors and psychotherapists. - British Dental Association site which has up to date information on finding local NHS dentists. - National Health Service website including useful dental surgery search by postcode, dentists name or area. - For details of health and dental provision in BFG. - offers significant discount to Forces families looking for private health care. - Mutual Support - The Armed Forces National Support Group of the MS Society of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. - NHS website helping people to stop smoking. - helping people quit smoking through a combination of information and community support.

Additional Needs - U.S based site with useful information about Developmental Coordination Disorder. - Early Support is the central government mechanism for achieving better co-ordinated, family-focused services for young disabled children and their families. – Website to search for an Independent Educational Psychologist. – CreSTeD register of schools that help dyslexic children. – British Dyslexia Association. – The Dyslexia Institute. – The Dyspraxia Foundation, practical advice for home and school. – Dyscalculia, a specific learning disability in mathematics. - The Dyscalculia site. – The Soldier, Sailors, Airman and Families Association website.– Additional Educational Needs Tribunal site. – National Autistic Society. – PARIS Public Autism Resource & Information Service complimenting the NAS website. – The Hesley Group who specialise in schools and supporting children with Asperger Syndrome, Autism and other special needs. – Oaasis is Office for Advice Assistance Support and Information on Special needs and is a project of the Hesley Group.– National network to support parents of children with SEN. – Disability Rights Commission, offers casework services. – – – Sites for deafness. – Website for deafblindness. – The National Blind Children’s Society. – The British Institute of Learning Disabilities. A not-for-profit organisation, to improve the life of people with learning disabilities. – Contact a family. An organisation for families of children with rare syndromes and disorders. - The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education. – The Independent Panel for Special Education Advice. Free service. – British Institute for brain injured children. – National Disability organisation for people with Cerebral Palsey. – Young Epilepsy. – Epilepsy Action. – Downs Syndrome Educational Trust. – Allergy UK – National Asthma Campaign. – Birth defects foundation (includes Noonan Syndrome),,, - A US based website devoted to providing resourceful information for a number of topics in education and disorders. - Mutual Support - The Armed Forces National Support Group of the MS Society of Great Britain & Northern Ireland - A children’s communication charity to help parents with children who have communication problems. - A charity for brain injured children (including autism), which produces useful leaflets on all aspects of special needs. - A picture exchange communication system website especially useful for people with autism. - Free DVD available to help autistic children who have difficulty understanding facial expressions. - Mencap have set up a free Wills and Trusts service for parents and carers of people with learning difficulties. - educational book and software publishers. - Everyday situation books for 14 to 19 year olds with low reading ability. - a charity offering support and information relating to heart conditions associated with Down's Syndrome. - A friendly meeting place for families of special needs children and young adults in Aldershot.



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