In ‘Health & Wellbeing’ you can search for accessible and inclusive services that are designed to keep you and your family mentally and physically well. Things like:
- Activities to keep you fit and therapies. Everything from gym memberships, to massages , to music, arts or equine therapy.
- Medical support and interventions. Like dentists, physiotherapists, or chiropodists Or particular equipment like hearing aids.
- Community health services, like health visitors, pharmacists , hospice care or sexual health advice.
SENDirect is new and growing daily, if you don’t find what you are looking for right away, let us know what you are looking for here & we’ll put a call out on social media, as well as asking our contacts to help you find it. Or you can tweet us at @SENDirectnews for help with your search.
This section of SENDirect might be particularly useful if your child has complex health needs, or if your family wants support with your physical or mental wellbeing. Families who consulted with us on what to include here had children with Learning Disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome, William’s Syndrome, Autism and hearing impairments.
People offering alternative therapies.
Professionals who look after your childs feet.
Professionals who manipulate the body to try and relieve pain
Specialist support for mental health issues
Local dentists with experience of looking after children with additional needs
Services that provide specialist 'disability dogs' and the opportunity to be involved in helping to train your own dog.
Professionals offering Equestrian Therapy for wellbeing and emotional issues
Gyms with accessible equipment or creches suitable for your child.
Your local health visitors
For advice about and purchase of hearing aids.
Facilities that can provide respite and end of life care.
Practitioners who use water as therapy to benefit health and wellbeing.
Professionals who use massage to help with pain relief, relaxation and wellbeing.
Local organisations that provide information and support for mental health issues.
Local health services you may need or be referred to.
Local information, advice and support around your families diet.
Professionals offering practical support and advice on how to recover from injury or overcome barriers posed by disability.
Professionals offering physiotherapy for disabled children and young people.
Places and people that can offer advice and support you or your young person during pregnancy.
Professionals providing advice, support and equipment for amputees or those born without limbs.
Professionals offering specialised therapies to help with issues in specific areas
Professionals treating emotional and mental health issues using various methods.
Groups that research specific conditons and treatments for illnesses and disabilities
Organisations that can provide information, advice and support around sexual health issues.
Specialist care for specific needs and disabilities
Specialist support for specific conditions or disabilities
Support and services for Blind children and young people
Support and services for Deaf children and young people
Treatments and therapies created for your situation and health needs
Therapists offering services that use the arts to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people