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Feeling sad is a normal reaction. Everyone feels sad and low in mood sometimes but if these feelings persist and stop your child from doing their day-to-day activities this may be a sign that your child is experiencing depression. Expressing how they are feeling Help your child to express how they...

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Everyone experiences bereavement and loss sometime in their life. This is just the same for children. Remember that the loss of a pet or something else important in their life might affect a child just as much as the loss of a person. Explaining it Be careful with the language and explanations you...

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The following links provide information for ways to live with and support an acquired brain injury (ABI). The information is provided on external websites run by brain injury organisations and charities. The following charities and organisations have a range of helpful resources. The...

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Spending time with your children Try to make sure that siblings have some time where they get your full attention and get to spend time with you 1:1. It can be hard to find time for this when life is hectic, but even a small amount of time is valuable. Taking time to notice and… Continue...

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Promoting good self-esteem is important for everyone, especially children and teenagers. It is okay to be different Create an ‘it’s okay to be different’ atmosphere at home. Reassure them that everybody is different. That life would be boring if we were all the same. Point out your...

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Many children need routine in order to help them understand the world around them. This means that change and transition often cause them a great deal of anxiety. This could be a minor change, such as taking a different route to the supermarket or a larger change such as going on holiday or moving...

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A meltdown is best understood as a panic attack, where the child is completely overwhelmed, rather than wilfully naughty or defiant. Traditional discipline is largely ineffective for meltdowns, as the child is not in a state to learn anything. During a meltdown Try to keep calm and be aware that...

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Non-epileptic attack disorder or NEAD is a condition that affects some children, teenagers and adults. It involves having seizures, with and without warnings and has lots of different names. Doctors and other health professionals generally refer to these types of seizures as non-epileptic attack...

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A set of tips to help people manage their Tourette Syndrome symptoms.

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Anxiety is a normal feeling that everyone will experience at some point in their lives. Anxiety can include feelings of worry and tension, as well as physical feeling such as a racing heart, sweating or trembling. Some anxiety is normal for most people. It can help us to think about and avoid...

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What is an acquired brain injury (ABI)? An acquired brain injury is when something has caused damage to the tissue of the brain. The affects can be temporary or permanent. Brain injuries can be caused by many different things. These can include the following: road traffic incident hit to the head...

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What are executive functions? Executive functions are a set of skills that allow us to live independently and do our daily activities. They can be thought of as a co-ordinator, whose job is to manage of all other cognitive functions (such as language, memory, attention) so that you can complete...

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This resource will help you to organise your study time, be more productive, and get more out of your lessons. Try to implement these in class and when doing schoolwork at home. With practice and a bit of patience you should start to see improvements in your learning. It is best to learn and...

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People with neurological conditions can have difficulties understanding and managing their emotions. This booklet for parents and carers provides a set of tools and resources for understanding and managing feelings.

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What is memory? Memory is important in our lives and helps us complete day to day tasks. It allows us to: recall past experiences recognise someone as familiar remember what we need to do in the future learn new skills or information follow instructions When people have difficulties with their...

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What is the acquired brain injury follow up clinic? If your child has had an acquired brain injury (ABI) and needed some rehabilitation while they were in hospital, then they may be offered an appointment in the ABI follow-up clinic. The appointment is usually around 6 months after discharge from...

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