Parents / Carers Directory
Mind - Official Site
We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Mental health helplines - NHS.UK
If you or someone you know needs support or advice these organisations can be contacted
Offers specialist support for children, adolescents, parents and carers and adults affected by ADHD
ADHD Solutions CIC - Courses for parents / carers
0116 261 0711
National Autistic Society
Support and Advice for individuals, parents, carers and professional
0116 258 1841
LAMP – Leicestershire Action for Mental Health
Support, Independent Advocacy and advice
RISE – Young Adults Support Group
RISE - Resilience * Independence * Self-reliance * Empowerment
RISE is a group for young adults aged 18-25, with additional needs who are making the transition from children’s services to adult services. The group aims to engage positively with the young people in an age appropriate, creative and innovative way that will empower them and increase their self- esteem.
This weekly group supported by a team of experienced youth workers and runs from within Blaby and Whetstone Youth Club on Warwick Rd.
There is a planned programme, with a varied content, that is based on key life-skills such as; shopping, managing money, planning meals, good decision making and making positive relationships. The group also gives parents the opportunity (should they wish) to socialise with other adults that also care for and support a child with additional needs - offering them a much-needed support network.
Deb Such 0758 4033386
Charity Cancer for Children, Young People and Families
0300 330 0803
Diana Community Children’s Service
The Diana service provides care and support for children and families requiring specialist nursing care in a community setting
CAF – Contact a Family
Information and support for families with disabled children throughout the UK
Centre for Fun and Families
This is a national voluntary organisation that assists families who are experiencing behaviour and communication difficulties.
Leicester Downs Syndrome Support Group
This is a voluntary, self-support group, who have vast experience of Downs Syndrome
This is not an exhaustive list. Details of many other groups and support organisations are listed on Local Authority Websites: