Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, which has been distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund is helping us deliver a wraparound support service for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs and their families in Greater Manchester. Thanks to the Government for making this possible.
The main area of focus is to provide resources and psychological support, to encourage positive emotional wellbeing and manage anxiety for children with special educational needs and disabilities and social, emotional and mental health needs, who often need a clear structure, routine and help with transition planning and change, as many are at crisis point due to the current pandemic. We are able to offer regular, consistent, practical and emotional support sessions across appropriate social and online media platforms, on the phone, video chat and in person (adhering to social distancing guidelines). We are able to support families in the home, helping with behavioural, social and emotional needs as well as specific advice in relation to SEND and SEMH needs. Each family will be allocated their own mentor who can act as a central point of co-ordination where there are multiple services involved to ensure the best efficiency and to promote the best outcomes for the young person. As social distancing is relaxed, we will also be offering wellbeing workshops for the children and young people and parent support CATCH (Coffee and Tea, Chat & Help) sessions. We will detail the dates and times of all workshops and CATCH sessions on this page in due course.