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Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight…

Body Image

Body image is how you see yourself, your physical image and the thoughts and feelings that result from that image.  Part of body image is about what you believe your own appearance to be, this includes memories, assumptions and generalisations, how you feel about your…

Bullying

Bullying is when someone or a group of people try to intentionally hurt you or a group of people physically (on the outside) or emotionally (on the inside/your feelings). There is a difference between something happening accidentally – like somebody bumping into you in the…

Depression

We all feel different emotions throughout our lives. Sometimes we might feel happy, excited, lucky or proud and sometimes we might feel sad, down, worried or scared. Usually these bad feelings go away eventually by themselves, but sometimes you feel sad, down and hopeless for…

Education for children with health needs

The local authority and schools have a duty to provide education for your child when they are not able to attend due to identified health needs as outlined in the policy, which you can access from the Downloads section to the right of this paragraph.…

NHS Continuing Care for Children

NHS Continuing Care for Children NHS Continuing Care is support provided for children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care because of their disability, an accident or illness. It is different from NHS Continuing Healthcare, which can be provided to adults who have…

NHS Continuing Health Care

NHS continuing healthcare is care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is only available for people (over 18 years old, for those under 18 years please see NHS continuing care for Children) who need on-going healthcare and meet the…

Personal Health Budget

A personal health budget gives children, young people, parents and carers the maximum choice and control over how they access their care and support. The following groups of people are entitled to have a personal health budget Children and young people receiving Continuing Care - This will be a…