Financial Support for Parent/Carers

Financial Support for Parent/Carers
So when you are faced with the extremely difficult decision of having to give up your job/career, as the pressure of having a child with additional needs requires more focus than your job and your… View Post

Self-harm: From a parent’s perspective

Self-harm: From a parent’s perspective
I saw this quote recently and it really struck a cord with me: “A Mother’s love and pain runs deep” “To witness your child in the grips of mental turmoil takes a mother’s heart and… View Post

Covid Risk VS Mental Health Risk: The Return To School During Lockdown Dilemma!

Covid Risk VS Mental Health Risk: The Return To School During Lockdown Dilemma!
WOW… how things have moved on since I wrote ‘The Hidden Impact of the Corona virus outbreak on Special Needs Families’ on 26th March! We had been in total lockdown here for approximately eight weeks… View Post

Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR) amidst the Covid19 pandemic!

Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR) amidst the Covid19 pandemic!
So here we are amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, and I receive the news that CAMHS are proceeding ahead with a Care, Education and Treatment Review (CETR). I received this news during what I believed to… View Post

The Hidden Impact, of the Coronavirus Outbreak, on Special Needs Families

The Hidden Impact, of the Coronavirus Outbreak, on Special Needs Families
It is no underestimation to say these are unprecedented times! Who would have thought 2020 would bring the whole world a pandemic that would mean thousands of people contracting Covid-19 and many, heartbreakingly, losing their… View Post