Telephone: 0161 342 3383. www.tameside.gov.uk/sendiass
Tameside service aiding and developing partnership between children, and young
people (CYP), parents/carers, schools, the local authority and all other partners who
are involved in working to identify, assess and meet the special educational needs of
children and young people with SEN, Disabilities and going through EHCP process.
ISCAN (Integrated service for children with additional needs)
Telephone: 0161 342 5599. The ISCAN team work directly with children and families
to assess their needs who have a diagnosis of a learning disability (0-18 years). An
assessment will take place to ascertain appropriate support. Services include parent
support groups, domiciliary care, short breaks, occupational therapy, early help.
Our Kids Eyes (OKE)
Telephone: 0161 371 2084. Tameside charity that helps children and young people
with disabilities. Offering advice, information, activities and events for children and
their families. Weekly social events and Youth clubs for children aged 11-18 as well
as holiday clubs for the whole family.
Tameside Autistic Group
Telephone: 0161 371 2060.
Website: www.tasca.org.uk/behaviouralsupportteam.htm TASCA is a parent run
support group with monthly support groups in different locations through Tameside
who also run CABS – Children and Adolescent Behavioural Support Team for CYP
with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
Website: www.factautism.org.ukA charity providing support for children on the autistic spectrum. Activities at Slide &
Seek and Hollywood Bowl – please see Facebook for activity timetables. Parents can
also learn Makaton (Sign language for children)
Tameside Specialist Outreach Support Service (TSOSS), the phone number is
still the same 0161 342 5503
Local Counselling, Therapy, and Support for Young People:
Telephone: 0161 330 9223
Address: 216 Katherine Street, AUL, OL6 7AS TOG MIND offer counselling and
Emotional well-being supportive services for children, young people and their
families. The Hive is a central hub for ages 8-18 and their families.
Telephone: 0161 228 7321 Website: www.42ndstreet.org.uk
42nd Street Street offer Counselling, therapy, individual support, group work and
volunteering opportunities for people aged 11-25. Please visit website for more
details regarding the support available either online or via 1:1. Both professional and
young people/family members can make a referral to access support.
Online and Telephone Support Services for Young People:
Kooth is a free online mental health and counselling service approved by the NHS.
You can have a “drop-in” chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one
session. You can also talk to other young people anonymously on the forums.
Evidence suggests that Kooth can help children and young people with a range of
different problems, including family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying,
anxiety and depression. Kooth is suitable for children and young people aged 11 to
The Mix is a free and confidential multi-channel service for anyone over the age of
13. Young people can choose how they access support through articles and video
content online or phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services
ChildLine is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Young people can
talk on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat. Whatever feels best for
them. Online support is also available on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram so
young people can share ideas or get tips about lots of different issues, including
anxiety and low mood problems.
SHOUT is a confidential 24/7 text service. Advice is available for anyone struggling:
anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying or
Self-Help Websites for Young People:
HeadScape is a ‘one stop’, self-help website for young people with a range of mental
health issues developed by a CAMHS in London. Designed for young people, by
young people, to give them a trusted website to use for information, to check how
they feel and even take a test to find out if they need help with their emotions. It also
offers young people the opportunity to independently undertake a mental health
screening questionnaire, which when completed, provides individually tailored advice
and information about coping with anxiety and low mood.
AyeMind is a website which focuses on ways digital media can support people’s
mental health. It carries a series of digital resources aimed at boosting young
people’s mental health, as well as supporting professionals and agencies working
with young people. It provides a digital toolkit and online resources to support the
mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 13 to 21. Also really good site for
professionals who want to learn about how they can use digital mental health
resources in their work with young people.
Stem4 is a basic informational website for adolescents who think they may have
issues related to depression, anxiety and other conditions. Stem4 also is designed
Self-Help Websites for Young People for friends, family, and teachers of adolescents
with these problems. While it does not provide any direct service or interventions, and
relies heavily on links to outside resources, Stem4 may be a good starting place for
individuals who are interested in learning more about these disorders and where to
begin looking for help. It’s also the home of the Calm Harm app, which provides tasks
that help young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. They can add their
own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected.
YoungMinds produce a range of easy-to-read publications about young people’s
mental health and wellbeing. They also provide a vital source of trustworthy online
information for young people and parents, where they can share their experiences
and support each other.
Parents/family members to access online Solihull course ‘Understanding Your Child
with Additional Needs’ – access via www.inourplace.co.uk and use password
SUNFLOWER for access to the course.