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SEND and Mental Health

Like all of us, children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) may experiences challenges with their mental health. This page will help guide you to resources and information to help you support your child's mental health and wellbeing.

SEND advice and support

The SEND information, advice and support service (SENDIASS) provides free and impartial information, advice and support for children, young people and young adults (up to 25 years old) with special educational needs and / or disabilities as well as their parents or carers.

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SEND Local Offer

Find out about the North Yorkshire local offer for special educational needs and disabilities and what services are covered.

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Easy Health

The Easy Health website provides health resources in accessible formats for anyone who finds written information hard to understand.  This includes information on mental health.


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Autism and mental health

Autism is a developmental condition, not a mental health condition. However, those with autism are more likely to experience mental health problems. You can find out more about autism and mental health on the Young Minds website.

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ADHD and Mental Health

ADHD is a condition where you have lots of energy and have difficulty concentrating. ADHD can leave you feeling out of control and this might impact on your mental health. You can find out more about ADHD and mental health on the Young Minds website.

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Parent Carer Voice North Yorkshire

Parent Carer Voice North Yorkshire is the recognised parent carer forum for the region. Their vision is to inform, empower and represent the collective voice of families with children and young people with SEND across North Yorkshire.

Visit the Parent Carer Voice website

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

This information pack is intended to provide a basic introduction to mental wellbeing before considering mental health problems in children and young people with learning disabilities in more depth.

Download the information pack

PEACE pathway

PEACE is a pathway for Eating disorders and Autism developed from Clinical Experience.This pathway will support autistic people suffering with an eating disorder, their loved ones and their clinicians.

Check out the PEACE pathway

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