Links For Further Information
Action for Children
Action for Children works closely with children and families to spot problems early, and offer extra help when it's needed. We do this in many ways - from childcare to mental health programmes and parenting support.
Dyslexia information for parents
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD or sometimes known as Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)
ASD pathway for Wigan
Find out where the local Dyslexia Association is to you and what support they can offer.
Early help is about supporting families who are struggling with the day-to-day challenges they are facing. This could be when first becoming a parent or when a parent first faces a challenge that they feel they need help to manage, regardless of the age of their children, (pre-school, school age or leaving school)
Family Information Service
Family Information Service Free impartial, confidential information, advice and signposting for families with children aged 0-19 and the professionals working with them.
I CAN is a charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.
Independent Travel Scheme
Liberty is the borough’s independent travel training scheme, provided by Wigan Council. It is designed to help young people with special needs to get more from life by giving them the confi dence and skills to travel independently by using public transport.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Support and Advice Service (SENDIASS)
SENDIASS provides information, advice and support on matters relating to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Young Minds offers free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
National Autistic Society
Gives advice about autism, parental advice, strategies and approaches etc
British Dyslexia Association
A useful website with information about dyslexia, identification and assessment
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Foundation
A useful website that provides information and guidance around Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHs)
Provides a free and comprehensive source of information for young people, parents and professionals about the range of mental health difficulties and disorders that may be encountered during childhood and adolescence.
https://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/ Greater Manchester Mental Health
Wigan Family Welfare
Wigan family Welfare for information about counselling services
Wigan Council Targeted Education Support Service (TESS)
Information about what TESS is, what they do and how you can get their help
Wigan council’s 0-19 support services or 0-25 for young people with SEND
Parenting Smart - Parenting advice from our child mental health experts