The following information was correct at the time of last editing (September 2023)
School Nursing Team
School nurses are public health nurses who lead and deliver the Healthy Child Programme for school-aged children and young people. Their service covers the whole of Suffolk and works in partnership with school-aged children, young people, and their families to address health needs and to promote health and wellbeing with a focus on early help and support.
To contact your school nursing team, please call: 0345 607 8866
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Action offer Neurodevelopmental Support Services offer support to families whose children are waiting for, or undergoing, a neurodevelopmental assessment or where there has been a diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism or ADHD.
Suffolk SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) is a confidential and impartial information, advice and support service on issues related to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). It is free, easy to access and confidential.
Families Together Suffolk (formerly known as Home-start Mid & West Suffolk)
Families Together Suffolk offers friendly, practical help and support to families with at least one child under 11. Volunteers regularly visit families in their own homes to help prevent crisis and family breakdown; to be supportive in tough times. There is no charge for the service.
Autism & ADHD Support - Suffolk
Autism & ADHD is a Social Enterprise based in the heart of Suffolk.
Providing life span support and intervention for all those living and working with Autism and ADHD both pre and post diagnosis.
They offer support to individuals and families who live & work with Autism, ADHD and other mental health issues on a daily basis. They work with all age groups, from children to adults and they do not require a diagnosis for them to work with you. They provide 1:1 meetings in Ipswich, however if you are unable to have a face to face meetings they can offer appointments via SKYPE, Facetime or telephone calls.
'Beans' at Access Community Trust
Beans stands for Belong, Enrich, Adapt, Neurodiversity Support.
It is an early access intervention service that provides support to children and young people aged 0 to 25 who are presenting signs of neurodiversity such as autism and ADHD. They also work with the parents, carers and siblings to ensure a more holistic approach and wraparound support based on the Community Circles framework.
Suffolk Info Link
Suffolk Info Link is an online community directory, full of useful information on thousands of activities, services and events across Suffolk.
Suffolk Local Offer
Information, advice and services for children and young people with SEND in Suffolk
Emotional Wellbeing pages
The Source for Young People
Suffolk Parent Carer Forum
PACT - Parents and Carers Together