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Category Archives: Mental Health
If you read my blog regularly you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with my son’s anxiety and school refusing on and off for a long period of time. It has been a difficult road for all of us we as we’ve had to … Continue reading
I have kept this post back for a while as it is a depressing read. Nevertheless with the news today that more than 75% of our unemployed young people do not feel they have anything worth living for, I think it’s … Continue reading
After all my efforts trying to integrate my son into school (and I’m pleased to say he is now doing four lessons a week) I have today been told that the school want to remove his place. I cannot tell … Continue reading
At long last Ofsted have raised concerns about thousands of youngsters missing from the education system. In a recently published report they state that children with special educational needs, those who have been permanently excluded, newly arrived migrants and youngsters with mental health … Continue reading
As you know the council named a school on my daughter’s final statement of SEN without our full agreement. I was angered by this and also their decision to terminate my daughter’s home tuition with immediate affect. In fact it … Continue reading
I wrote to the LA complaining about the way my daughter’s tuition had been abruptly ended. I argued that it was unfair that no thought had been given to her disability and the need for transition. A few days later I received a response saying … Continue reading
I’m not sure if there is such a thing as recovery from school refusal but for us we’ve got to a point where my son is now spending nearly 4 whole days in school. It’s a remarkable achievement because this time last year my … Continue reading
Youngminds, a UK charity that works to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people, has reported that two thirds of local authorities have cut their budgets for CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) since 2010. As a result … Continue reading
Like a lot of other special needs families, my son is schooled out of town. There were no places for him locally so I was forced to venture further afield. That took us to an adjoining county and a school … Continue reading