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Supporting Adolescent Learners: Social and Emotional Wellbeing. This short, free to access, online course by FutureLearn provides an opportunity to reflect on the specific needs of adolescent learners.

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Join our international workshop on improving communications between hospital school and home school.

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Supporting Children With The Challenges They Face at School

Information and Advice on Medical and Mental Health Conditions

  • ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY

    It is estimated that about 40,000 children in the UK suffer some kind of brain injury each year.

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  • ADHD

    ADHD is the most common form of behavioural disorder in the UK.

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  • ALLERGIES

    An allergic reaction occurs when the body's immune system over-reacts on contact with normally harmless substances.

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  • ANXIETY DISORDERS

    Anxiety Disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder in children and young people. 

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  • ASTHMA

    1.1 million children and young people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma. On average 3 children in every classroom in the UK has asthma.

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  • AUTISM

    Autism is a spectrum condition affecting 1 in every 100 children. Boys are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop autism than girls.

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  • BIPOLAR DISORDER

    Bipolar disorder is characterised by extreme changes in mood, with alternating periods of extreme happiness (mania) and extreme sadness (depression).

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  • CANCER

    In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.

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  • CEREBRAL PALSY

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition that affects a child’s movement and muscle control and is caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after childbirth.

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  • CONDUCT DISORDER

    Conduct disorder is characterised by challenging behaviour that can affect a child's development and interfere with their ability to lead a normal life.

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  • CROHN'S DISEASE

    Crohn's disease is one of the main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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  • CYSTIC FIBROSIS

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the UK's  most common life-threatening inherited disease.

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  • DEPRESSION

    Depression is a mood disorder characterised by persistent low mood, it affects between 1-3% of young people.

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  • DIABETES

    Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children and young people in the UK, with around 29,000 living with the condition.

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  • DOWN'S SYNDROME

    Down’s syndrome is a life-long genetic disorder which affects a baby's normal physical development and causes mild to severe learning difficulties. Down's syndrome is also known as trisomy 21.

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  • DYSLEXIA

    Dyslexia is one of the most common specific learning difficulties (SLD) and affects about 10% of the population.

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  • DYSPRAXIA

    Dyspraxia is a form of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) causing difficulties with gross and fine motor skills. It can also affect speech, perception and thought.  

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  • EATING DISORDERS

    The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders affect 7 to 10 times more women than men.

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  • ECZEMA

    Eczema is believed to result from a hyperactive response of our immune system to an irritant.

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  • EPILEPSY

    Epilepsy is a condition in which there is a tendency to have seizures.

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  • HYDROCEPHALUS

    Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. This can put pressure on the brain and cause damage. 

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  • KIDNEY CONDITIONS

    Some children are born with kidney failure while others develop kidney disease during their childhood.

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  • MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

    The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability.

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  • OCD

    OCD is an anxiety related condition and affects people of all ages.

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  • PSYCHOSIS

    Psychosis affects people of all ages but is more common as people reach young adulthood.

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  • SELECTIVE MUTISM

    Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as at school or to people they don't see very often.

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  • SELF-HARM

    Self-harm is when someone injures or harms themselves on purpose as a way of coping with difficult feelings that build up inside.

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  • SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA

    Sickle cell anaemia is a hereditary blood disorder caused by abnormal haemoglobin found in red blood cells. 

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  • SPINA BIFIDA

    Spina bifida is a birth defect which occurs when a baby's spine does not develop properly. It is a lifelong condition.

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  • TOURETTE'S SYNDROME

    Tourette's syndrome is a neurological condition characterised by a combination of  involuntary noises and movements called  tics.

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  • TUBERCULOSIS

    Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs. It is spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person.

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