Resources and information for parents and schools to help address bullying of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Including good practice guidance for teachers and other professionals on cyberbullying, bullying and mental health and bullying and autistic spectrum disorders.
Tips for children on building confidence and self-esteem, coping with embarrassment, being scared to
go to school. How a child can respond if they’re being bullied and how to support a friend who’s being bullied. Children can call a counsellor or chat to one online in confidence. They also have videos about bullying and other topics in BSL.
Freephone: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Supports people who have conditions or injuries which affect their appearance. Self-help guides for children and young people on looking different, feeling different, when teasing becomes bullying –
with techniques to handle different situations.
T: 0300 012 0275
Information and practical advice for parents, young people and professionals. Free online parenting classes to help manage behaviour.
T: 0808 800 2222
Lancashire Mind - We are more than a mental health charity; we’re a passionate movement leading
the mental wellbeing revolution in Lancashire. Our vision is mental wellbeing for all because a person
with high mental wellbeing is more likely to be happier, healthier, more resilient and less likely to
develop mental health conditions only a small minority of people live with a mental health condition
that has a long term substantial impact on their life. With appropriate support a mental health condition can have a minimal impact on a person’s life. Appropriate support includes things society does that allow a person to operate as an
equal and they are not necessarily formal or clinical.
T: 01257 231660 (Lancashire)
T: 0300 123 3393 (national helpline)
Wellbeing & Mental Health Helpline for the people of Lancashire - launched in August 1996
following a nationwide review of mental health services, the Helpline is a listening, information and
emotional support service for those concerned about their own mental health, or that of someone
they know. We are open Monday to Friday 7pm - 11pm, Saturday &Sunday 12 midday to 12
T: 0800 915 4640
Mindsmatter – Talking Therapies provided by
Lancashire Care. We promote increasing access to psychological therapies (IAPT) and work with
adultsfrom the age of 16 upwards who may be strugglingwith common difficulties such as stress,
01253 955943 (Fylde and Wyre)
ICECard - gives first responders key information uncritical health issues; such as medication use,
allergies or pre-existing conditions. It is easily identifiable and instantly to hand unlike carrying your
details in a mobile phone, which may be locked or difficult to operate.ICEcards have a fully writable
reverse, allowing details to be filled in on who should be contacted in the event of an accident or
incident. Cards are supplied in packs which include key rings and stickers for e.g. your phone case.
Are you a parent or carer of a disabled child or adult? If so you may find this website useful to save time finding
Disability Grants. Charities and Trusts provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays,
housing, days out... in fact anything above and beyond the normal costs of everyday living.
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
Newlife provides funding for essential community equipment, such as beds, buggies, wheelchairs, seating
systems, and much more. Our equipment grants can improve child health, reduce risk of significant injury, reduce pain and generally support delivery of care – while enabling childhood experiences and encouraging independence.
T: 01543 462 777
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young
people. Last year, we provided 88,119 grants or services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.
We provide grants for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding,
tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers. It can be a struggle financially,
emotionally and physically for families raising a disabled or seriously ill child, and these grants help break down many
of the barriers families face, improving their quality of life and easing the additional daily pressures.
T: 01904 550055
Birkdale Trust for Hearing Impaired Ltd
The Charity makes grants to young people up to an age in their mid-twenties resident in the UK.
This funding provides support in a variety of ways and to organisations linked to deaf young people.
The Trust welcomes applications which will always receive careful consideration. Trustees are required to respect the
guidelines set down by the Charity Commission so they cannot guarantee all applications will be approved.
Our grant programme offers special schools, charities, hospices and support groups assistance to fund day trips
for disabled and terminally ill children and young people. Where funding allows, we aim to offer grants which
contribute to the costs per disabled and terminally ill child and their key carer. If we cannot contribute the full amount
requested, we will always consider making a contribution towards the day trip.
T: 020 7758 0030